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Fanny Schreck

Foto: Heinrich Fritz (1831-1913)

1877 - 1951

The actress Fanny Schreck was born as Franziska Ott.

She began her careeer at the theater where she got positive reviews by the critics although she rarely was engaged for leading roles.

She joined the film business in 1922 where she took part in the legendary production "Nosferatu" (22) directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau where she played the role of a nurse in hospital. The leading role was impersonated by her husband Max Schreck who created with it one of the most impressive horror figures in film history.

In the same year Fanny Schreck also appeared in the silent movie "Die Talfahrt des Severin Hoyey" (22).

It followed a longer interruption before she continued her film career in the sound film era of the 30s.
To her movies of those years belong "Die Koffer des Hern O.F." (31), "Ehestreik" (35), "Das Mädchen vom Moorhof" (35), "Der Jäger von Fall" (36), "Die Nichte aus USA" (37), "Silvesternacht am Alexanderplatz" (39) and "Die Stimme aus dem Äther" (39).

Her last cinematical works came in the 40s into being with "Rote Mühle" (40), "Der Herr im Haus" (40), "Eine Stunde" (40) and "Alles aus Liebe" (43).

Besides her activity as an actress Fanny Schreck also worked regularly for the radio.