1905 - 1940
The actress La Jana was born as Henriette Margarethe Hiebel in Vienna.
She began her career at a child ballet for the Frankfurter Opera, later she had entrances in cabarets and revues where she continued appearing successfully as a dancer.
Also the film business seized her dancing beauty, she made her film
debut in 1925 with "Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit".
But only the sound film brought her the great breakthrough. Her dancing extras were underlined in an optimal way with the audible music and she had great successes with her appearances in "Der Schlemihl" (31), "Truxa" (36) and especially in the two-parter "Der Tiger von Eschnapur" (37) and "Das indische Grabmal" (37) where she convinced as a exotic Maharani which turned the men's heads.
Her last movies were "Es leuchten die Sterne" (38), "Menschen vom Varieté"
(39) and "Stern von Rio" (40).
Other movies with La Jana: