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Lida Baarova

1914 - 2000

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The actress Lida Baarova was born as Ludmila Babkova in Prague.
After the attendance of the Prague action conservatory she got first engagements at the Nationaltheater.
She was already spotted for the Czech movie at the age of 17 and she took part in numerous productions like "Kariera Pavla Camrdy" (31), "Zapadli vlastenci" (32), "Lelicek ve sluzbach Sherlocka" (32), "Jsem devce s certem v tele" (33) and "Pokuseni pani Antonie" (34).

In 1935 she was engaged to Germany as an exotic vamp where she turned the German men's head with movies like "Barcarole" (35), "Einer zuviel an Bord" (35), "Verräter" (36), "Patrioten" (37) and "Die Fledermaus" (37). She played several times at Gustav Fröhlich's side with whom she also was also engaged in private.

Her well-known affair with Reichspropaganda minister Joseph Goebbels attracted attention in the public. This relationship was stopped because of good of the German state and Lida Baarova returned to Czechoslovakia. There she appeared till 1941 in movies like "Divka v modrem" (39), "Za tichych noci" (40) and "Maskovana milenka" (40).

Finally she went to Italy where she took part in the productions "Il cappello da prete" (43), "La sua strada" (43), "La fornarina" (44), "Carne inquieta" (52) and "I vitelloni - Die Müssiggänger" (53) in the next ten years. 
After the war she was taken into custody for 18 months in Prague because of collaboration before she could flee with her husband to Austria. She only took up her cinematically work in Italy from 1950.

Her last movies came in Spain into being, so "El batallon de las sombras" (56), "Miedo" (56) and "Rapsodia de sangre" (58).

After that she concentrated exclusively to the theater where she was working till the 70's.
 

Other movies with Lida Baarova:
Senkyrka u Divoké krasy - Die Wirtin zur Wilden Schönheit (32) Ruzové kombiné - Das rosa Hemd (32) Malostransti musketyri - Die Musketiere von der Kleinen Seite (32) Funebrak - Der Leichenbestatter (32) Jeji lekar - Ihr Arzt (33) Sedma velmoc - Die siebte Grossmacht (33) Okenko - Mattscheibe (33) Madla z cihelny - Magda aus der Ziegelei (33) Dokud mas maminku - Solang Du eine Mutter hast (34) Zlata Katerina - Die goldene Katharina (34) Na ruzich ustlano - Auf Rosen gebettet (34) Pan na roztrhani - Ein Mann, der sich zerreissen muss (34) Grandhotel Nevada (34) Leutnant Bobby, der Teufelskerl (35) Die Stunde der Versuchung (36) Komediantska Princezna - Die Komödiantenprinzessin (36) Svadlenka - Die kleine Schneiderin (36) Lide na kre - Menschen auf der Eisscholle (37) Panenstvi - Jungfernschaft (37) Der Spieler - Roman eines Schwindlers (38) Preussische Liebesgeschichte - Liebeslegende (38) Ohnivé léto - Der feurige Sommer (39) Zivot je krasny - Das Leben ist wunderbar (40) Artur a Leontyna - Arthur und Leontine (40) Turbina - Die Turbine (41) Palicova dcera - Die Tochter des Brandstifters (41) L'Ippocampo (43) Grazia (43) ti conosco, mascherina! (44) Vivere ancora (44) Gli amanti di Ravello (50) La bisarca (50) La vendetta di una pazza (52) Pieta per chi cade (53) Gli innocenti pagano (53) La mestiza (55) Viaje de novios (56) Todos somos necesarios - Die Ausgestossenen (56) Retorno a la verdad (57)


 
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