1889 - 1968
The actress Lyda Salmonova grew up in Prague where she attended a dancing school.
When she went to Berlin she went about an acting education and she made her stage debut in 1910 in Berlin.
She soon became established on stage in the next years and it also followed performances abroad like in Sweden and Norway.
As a member of the "Deutsches Theater" of Max Reinhardt she remained active till 1918.
The film business as well spotted her screen presence soon and Lyda Salmonova made her film debut in 1913 with the productions "Die ideale Gattin" (13) and "Der Student von Prag" (13) at her husband's side, the legendary Paul Wegener. They got married in the same year, their marriage lasted till 1924.
She appeared in numerous movies together with Paul Wegener in the next years, among them classics like "Evinrude" (14), "Der Golem" (15), "Rübezahls Hochzeit" (16), "Der Yoghi" (16), "Der Golem und die Tänzerin" (17), "Hans Trutz im Schalraffenland" (17), "Apokalypse" (18), "Der Rattenfänger von Hameln" (18) and "Der Galeerensträfling" (19).
In the 20s came more movies into being with her husband, beside it she
also acted for other directors in front of the camera.
Afterwards Lyda Salmonova retired from the film business and worked
as an acting teacher for the UFA. Later she founded her own acting school
called "Schauspielstudio Lyda Wegener".
When she was bombed out several times in 1945 she returned to Prague
where she died in 1968.
Other movies with Lyda Salvonova: