MAIL English Version

Annie Mewes

1895 - 1980

The actress Annie Mewes was born as Elisabeth Anna Antonie Mewes in Berlin. She began her career at the theater and in parallel she also entered the film business.
Her first movies came before World War I into being with "Das Teufelsloch" (13), "Der schwarze Diamant" (13), "Raum ist in der kleinsten Hütte" (13), "Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit" (14) and "Das Glück im Winkel" (14).

She did not appear in any movies during World War I and therefore she played on stage more often again, among others in Berlin, Vienna, Munich and Hamburg.
With the end of World War I she had bear the lost of her brother, the actor Ernst Mewes, who served as a private and was killed in action in France. In the same year she started an intensive correspondence with the writher Rainer Maria Rilke.

She continued her acting career in the 20s successfully. On the one hand she played in Berlin for Max Reinhardt, on the other hand she also took part again in some silent movies.
To her movies of those years belong "Der Tanz in den Tod" (20), "Der zeugende Tod" (21) and "Der steinerne Reiter" (23).

It followed a longer interruption of her career and she took care of her new born daughter. Only in 1929 she impersonated a small role in the movie "Melodie des Herzens" (29).

Her activity on stage increased again from 1933 and at the old age she also took part in front of the camera again, this time for TV productions.
To her last cinematical works belong an episode of the serial "Die fünfte Kolonne: Schattenspiel" (64), an episode of the serial "Das Kriminalmuseum: Die Kiste" (67), an episode of the serial "Der Kommissar: Der Mord an Dr. Winter" (75) and "Kleine Bank mit schlechten Noten" (75).

Annie Mewes was married twice, both marriages were divorced.

Document 1st marriage with Hans Otto Grandke from May 7, 1895

Divorce certificate from March 22, 1927

Document 2nd marriage with Max Moritz Borchardt from 1928

Supplement for the divorce from June 22, 1933