1906 - 1991
The actress Ilse Trautschold came in touch with acting at an early age because her father Gustav Trautschold was an actor and director at the theater.
She got acting lessons at the Volksbühne Berlin when she was a teenager and she made her stage debut in 1921 at the age of 15.
After engagements on different German stages she concentrated to the cabaret from 1926, among others she was part of "Die Wespen" to which also Kurt Gerron and her later life partner Friedrich Gnass belonged and "Die Pille".
She got offered her first film role in 1929 for "Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück" (29).
She was engaged regularly for support roles in the 30s in well-known
productions like "Skandal um Eva" (30), "F.P. 1 antwortet nicht" (32) with
Hans Albers, "Das Mädchen vom Moorhof" (35), "Der Favorit der Kaiserin"
(36), "Zu neuen Ufern" (37) with Zarah Leander, "Wie einst im Mai" (38)
and "Die barmherzige Lüge" (39).
There were no more movies with Ilse Trautschold during World War II,
only after the war she appeared again in front of the camera, first for
DEFA productions, later also for movies in the Federal Republic of Germany.
She also continued her career as a cabaret artist with "Die Insulaner"
and acted at different theaters.
To her last cinematical works belong "Der letzte Zeuge" (60), "Schloss Gripsholm" (63), "Auf der Kinsel" (77), "Possession" (81) and "Variation" (83).
For her contribution to the German film she was decorated with the Filmband
in Gold in 1987.
Other movies with Ilse Trautschold: