1907 - 2000
The actress Paula Wessely had already a very successful theater career behind her when she conquered the world of the film. In spite of her young age she soon gained a repuation to be an inspired talent and the critics were always taken with her work.
She made her film debut with "Maskerade" (34),
in the next years followed successful movies like "So endete eine Liebe"
(34), "Die ganz grossen Torheiten" (37) and "Maria Ilona" (39). She was
respectul mentionen "the Wessely" and she became one of the best paid actresses
of the Third Reich.
She was imposed with a ban on pursuing her career
for a short time after the war because of her participation in the propaganda
movie "Heimkehr" (41), but in 1948 she was able to continue her career
and was convincing in the movie "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (48).
She only appeared in few movies from the 60's,
normally in TV productions. Her main attention was directed again to the
theater where she celebrated many triumphs at the Viennese Burgtheater.
Paula Wessely was married with the actor Attila
Hörbiger. Their children Elisabeth Orth, Christiane Hörbiger
and Maresa Hörbiger became also actresses.
Other movies with Paula Wessely