1885 - 1976
The actress Stella Arbenina was born as Stella Zoe Whishaw in St. Petersburg. She grew up in Russia and got married with Baron Paul Meyendorff in 1907. Her husband served as a Captain for the Army of Tsar Nicholas II.
When the Russian Revolution broke out they lost her belongings and got arrested.
Thanks to the invertention of the Baltic Germans committee they were released again and were able to leave Russia in 1918.
After the emigration Stella Arbenina appeared at theaters in Tallin
and Tartu and in 1921 she went to Berlin.
She went to London in 1923 where she continued her acting career both
on stage and in movies.
In the sound film era of the 30s came her last movies into being, among them "Stamboul" (31) with Warwick Ward, "Colonel Blood" (34) with Frank Cellier and Anne Grey, "Crime Unlimited" (35) with Esmond Knight and Lilli Palmer, "Murder in the Family" (38) with Jessica Tandy and "The Outsider" (39) with George Sanders.
Stella Arbenina published her memoires in 1930 called "Through Terror
to Freedom", in which she narrates about her experiences during the Russian
Other movies with Stella Arbenina: