1897 - 1948
The actress Ossi Oswalda was born as Oswalda Stäglich in Niederschönhausen.
After dancing lessons as a prima ballerina she came to the Berliner theater as a choir dancer. There she was spotted by Hanns Kräly who recommended her to Ernst Lubitsch.
Between 1916 and 1919 she normally worked for Ernst Lubitsch, but there
were also other directors who knew how to put on her talent.
With her arrogant and amusing appearance she became a darling of the public and she was soon called the German Mary Pickford.
She founded her own film company in 1921 and realised the movies "Amor
am Steuer" (21), "Das Mädel mit der Maske" (22), "Der blinde Passagier"
(22), "Das Milliardensouper" (23) and "Colibri" (24).
The rise of the sound film meant the end of her film career. After many years she appeared again on stages for the first time, among others in "Der Graf von Luxemburg". In sound movies she only appeared two times, in the movies "Der keusche Josef" (30) and "Der Stern von Valencia" (33).
When the National Socialists seized the power in Germany she emigrated to Prague together with her life partner the Jew Julius Aubenberg.
The once celebrated star fell completely into oblivion in the last years
of her life. She died totally impoverished in Prague.
Other movies with Ossi Oswalda: