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Hedda Vernon

Picture Hedda Vernon
Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1889 - 1961

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The actress Hedda Vernon had her greatest triumphs at the initial stage of the German silent movie. She was a very popular actress in the 10's and because of her great success she got an own Hedda-Vernon serial which was financed by her own production company Vernon-Produktion.

To her early successes belong "Der Kampf um das Erbe" (12), "Menschen und Masken" (13), "Die braune Bestie" (14), "Das Eiserne Kreuz" (14), "Zofia" (15), "Das Bild der Ahnfrau" (16) and "Blondes Gift" (19).
In "Zofia" she impersonated a fifteen year old girl although she already was 29 years old at this time. Such "child parts" were normal at that time and many actresses played such roles.

The interest in Hedda Vernon flagged in the 20's. New stars had been demanded.
To her few movies in the 20's belong "Der Verächter des Todes" (20), "Der Reiter ohne Kopf" (21) and "Die Sonne von St. Moritz" (23).

After her career she continued her interesting life, among others she took part at the Klausenrennen several times as a drives and one time she shall finished on the first place. An anecdote to this victory is that Hedda Vernon was on her way home when she drove backward against a shop in Zurich. She justified this incident humorously that all the flowers which were thrown into her open car were the reason because their smell infatuated her.

Hedda Vernon first married the director Hubert Moest, afterwards followed a marraige with the industrialist Günther Gradenwitz. After the death of Günther Gradenwith in 1933 followed later a marriage with Ric Polidoro and finally with the golf teacher Anjo Lacinik. With the last mentioned husbands she lived in Switzerland in the Lucerne. According to the Gemeindeverwaltung Lucerne she died on August 10, 1961 in Munich and was buried in Lucerne.
It seems that she also had a good relationship with the industry lawyer Walter Waldschmidt from whom she inherited a bigger equatiy state from his company Knorr-Bremse AG after his death in 1932.
 

Weitere Filme mit Hedda Vernon:
Die Papierspur (12) Die rote Jule (12) Der Richter (12) Der Thronfolger (13) Mademoiselle Flederwisch (13) Die kleine Residenz (13) Eine Nacht im Mädchenpensionat (13) Die Millionenmiene (13) Alt-Heidelberg, Du feine... (13) Frou-Frou (13) Ich räche Dich (14) Die Schleuse (14) Die Toten leben (14) Selbst gerichtet/Gelbe Fratze (14) Die Ehe auf Kündigung (14) Die Perle (14) Zofenstreiche (15) Die Heiratsfalle (13) Die Bettelprinzessin (15) Die Nacht von Kornatowa (15) Die rote Julie (15) Maria Niemand und ihre zwölf Väter/Das Findelkind (15) Doch die Liebe fand den Weg (15) Seine kokette Frau (16) Hedda Vernon's Bühnensketch (16) Der Weg zum Reichtum (16) Suzannens Tugend (16) Maskenspiel der Nacht (16) Hedda im Bade (16) Hans im Glück (16) Das Wunder der Nacht (16) Das Opfer der Wera Wogg (16) Der Abenteurer (16) Die Verworfenen (17) Die roten Schuhe (17) Die Narbe am Knie (17) Die fremde Frau (17) Der Hampelmann (17) Noemi, die blonde Jüdin (17) Die Memoiren des Satans (17) Das Todesgeheimnis (18) Der Peitschenhieb (18) Der Übel grösstes aber ist die Schuld (18) Fesseln (18) Mouchy (18) Puppchen (18) Wo ein Wille - ist ein Weg (18) Der Tod des andern (19) Die Erbin (19) Alles verkehrt (19) Das grosse Wagnis (19) Die Hexe von Norderoog (19) Galeotto, der grosse Kuppler (19) Jugendliebe (19) Maita (19) Taumel (19) Seine Beichte (19) Ut mine Stromtid (19) Das Frauenhaus von Brescia (20) Manolescus Memoiren/Fürst Lahovary, der König der Diebe (20) Der Schieberkönig (20) Lady Godiva (20) Zu Hilfe! (20) Das Zimmer mit den sieben Türen (21) Die Jungfrau vom Kynast (21) Die reine Sünderin (21) Jim Corwey ist tot (21) Das fränkische Lied (22) Die närrische Wette des Lord Aldini (23) Die Frau aus dem Orient (23) Zwischen zwei Frauen (25)

A thanks goes to Rainer Dick for additional research.
 
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