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Lissi Arna


Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1900 - 1964

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The actress Lissi Arna was born as Elisabeth Arndt. She took the first step as an extra in the filmbusiness before she was engaged by comedian Ottchen Mücke as a sweet partner for his serial.

She shot her first real feature film in 1923 in Harry Piel's "Abenteuer einer Nacht". After that she lived with relatives in New York for the next two years, her film career was interrupted in this time.

After her return it was again Harry Piel who offered her a bigger part in his movie "Abenteuer im Nachtexpress" (25). The way for a great film career was paved. Sie played in crime films, comedies and folk plays.
With the movie "Das Frauenhaus von Rio" (27) was her image as a dark-skinned exotic beauty moulded definitely. She used her charisma successfully in the movies "Schinderhannes" (27) and "The Physician" (28).

In 1930 she went together with Wilhelm Dieterle to Hollywood where she played in several German-language movies of American pictures like "Die Maske fällt" (30) and "Dämon des Meeres" (30).

One year later she returned to Germany and achieved her last great success with the movie "Der Zinker" (31). Thereafter her former charisma didn't show to advantage any longer. Her further film works were confined to support roles, in 1939 she retired completely from the film business.
 

Other movies with Lissi Arna:
Lissy, der Spatzenschreck (19) Lissys Brautnacht (19) Lissys Flimmerkur (19) Ottchen macht alles (19) Loge Nr. 11 (20) Aus dem Schwarzbuch eines Polizeikommissars (21) Elegantes Pack (25) Die Frau ohne Geld (25) Die von der Waterkant (26) Wenn Menschen irren (26) Schatz, mach' Kasse (26) Die Königin des Weltbades (26) Gern hab' ich die Frauen geküsst (26) Die Villa im Tiergarten (26) Wenn der junge Wein blüht (26) Die Tugendprobe (26) Der Katzensteg (27) Die berühmte Frau (27) Die elf Teufel (27) Wochenendzauber (27) Eins + Eins = Drei (27) Schwere Jungens - leichte Mädchen/Jugend von heute (27) Eva in Seide (28) Unter der Laterne (28) Lemkes sel. Witwe (28) Kinder der Strase (28) The Triumph of the Heart - Die Verführerin (29) Jenseits der Strasse (29) Giftgas (29) Achtung - Kriminalpolizei! Gefangene Nr. 7 (29) Seine Freundin Annette (30) Die Maske fällt (30) Beyond Victory (31) Um eine Nasenlänge (31) Der ungetreue Eckehart (31) Die schwebende Jungfrau (31) Berge in Flammen (31) Vater geht auf Reisen (31) Der schönste Mann im Staate (31) Theodor Körner (32) Kind, ich freu' mich auf Dein Kommen (33) Ein Unsichtbarer geht durch die Stadt (33) Inge und die Millionen (33) ...heute Abend bei mir (34) Carlos schönstes Abenteuer (34) Was bin  ich ohne Dich (34) Die Geige lockt (35) Menschen ohne Vaterland (37) Sein bester Freund (37) Zu neuen Ufern (37) Die gelbe Flagge (37) Blinder Eifer schadet nur (38) Morgen werde ich verhaftet (39) Hochzeit mit Hindernissen (39) Sensationsprozess Casilla (39)


 
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