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Rosa Porten

Picture Rosa Porten
Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1889 - 1972

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The actress Rosa Porten was the sister of the legendary actress Henny Porten, her father Franz Porten - who was also an opera baritone - directed her first movies. 

Rosa Porten got an acting and singing education by her father and appeared together with her sister at school performances. 
Rosa Porten's earliest film work goes back to the year 1906 where she appeared in "Meissner Porzellan". In the next years came further "filmed pictures" into being like "Die kleine Baronesse" (08) and "Im Fasching" (08). 

In the following years she worked as a writer and director for the "Messter-Projektion GmbH". Her first script was "Das Liebesglück der Blinden" (10) and was Henny Porten's first leading role in a picture.

Some feature films Rosa Porten was involved in were "Die Erzkokette" (17) and "Die Filmkathi" (18), moreover sie directed among others the movies "Wandas Trick/Die Börsenkönigin" (16) and "Der Dieb" (18) under her pseudonym R. Portegg. 

She retired from the film business in the middle of the 20's and lived most of the time in Pommern. When the Russians marched in in 1945 began a difficult time for her which she described as "it was the hell". Finally she fled from Pommern and came to Munich. 

Rosa Porten was married with director Franz Eckstein.
 

Other movies with Rosa Porten (Actress, director, writer):
Othello (07) Funiculi - Funicula (08) Weihnachtstonbild: Der Brief an den lieben Gott (09) Weh, dass wir scheiden müssen (10) Das Geheimnis der Toten (10) Die Blinde (11) Das grosse Schweigen (15) Abgründe (15) Die Wäscher-Resl (16) Das Geschenk der Nonne (16) Der Konkneipant (16) Fräulein Julchen (17) Die nicht lieben dürfen (17) Gräfin Maruschka (17) Der neueste Stern vom Variété (17) Die Landpomeranze (17) Die Rosen-Resl (17) Teufelchen (17) Das Musikantenmädel (18) Ihr Junge (18) Das Opfer der Yella Regesius (18) Die Augen der Schwester (18) Ihr lasst den Armen schuldig werden... (18) Erste Liebe (18) Der Trompeter von Säckingen (18) Der nicht vom Weibe Geborene (18) Frech gewagt ist halb gewonnen (19) Die da sterben, wenn sie lieben (19) Auri sacra fames - Der verfluchte Hunger nach Gold (20) Die Rächer (20) Badebubi (20) Madame Bovary (20) Das Testament eines Exzentrischen (20) An der Liebe Narrenseil (20) Das Drama von Glossow (20) Themis (20) Opfer der Liebe (21) Ihr schlechter Ruf (21) Durch Liebe erlöst (21) Deines Bruders Weib (21) Was tat ich dir? (21) Du bist das Leben (21) Die Hexe (21) Lotte Lore (21) Hedda Gabler (24) Die Schmetterlingsschlacht (24) Das Mädchen aus der Fremde (27) Die Heiratsfalle (27) Land der Sehnsucht (50)


 
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