1910 - 1999
Truus van Aalten moved at the age of sixteen to the film metropolis Berlin where she got a role in the movie "Die sieben Töchter der Frau Gyurkovics" (27) because of a competition she won. Although she had no acting education at all she was employed by the Ufa for the next two years. Thereafter it followed film works for other companies too.
Because of her informal acting and her enormous humour she succeeded to entertain the audience and became soon established as a so-called "Backfisch" as the teenager were named in those days.
The transition to the sound film turned out well for her despite her Dutch origin and she shot movies like "Kasernenzauber" (30), "Pension Schöller" (30) and "Liebling der Götter" (30).
But the new difficult political conditions in Germany it turned
out to be hard to get new role offers.
When she stood in Berlin in 1939 she got once more a leading role in "Ein ganzer Kerl", it should be her last movie.
After the war she tried once more to gain a foothold in film business in England. But the there unknown actress finally failed because of her lack of knowledge of English.
As a result she turned her back on the film business and began a
successful career as a businesswoman with her self-founded shop for souvenirs
Other movies with Truus van