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Ilse Werner


1918 - 2005

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The actress Ilse Werner was born as Ilse Charlotte Still in Batavia, Indonesia. She grew up in the protected world of this colonial city till the ninth year of her life.
The family went to Germany in 1930. Later she went to Vienna to the Max Reinhardt acting school and made her debut in the play "Glück" at the Theater in der Josephstadt in 1937. 
They soon became aware of this young actress and only one year later she made her film debut with "Die unruhigen Mädchen" (38).
Her fresh temperament went down well with the audience and led to many roles in popular movies.

To her well-known movies till the end of war belong "Frau Sixta" (38), "Bel Ami" (39), "Wunschkonzert" (40) and "U-Boote westwärts" (41), finally followed the height of her career with the movies "Münchhausen" (43) and "Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7" (44).
Ilse Werner also launched a second career as a singer and especially as an artistic whistler, often to melodies composed by Werner Bochmann.

After a working prohibition for a short time after the war because of her participation in so-calles propaganda movies she continued her career. She got married with an American journalist in 1948 and lived in the USA till 1953. Yet she continued appearing in German movies in those years.
To her well-known post-war movies belong "Geheimnisvolle Tiefe" (49), "Epilog/Das Geheimnis der Orplid" (50), "Der Vogelhändler" (53), "Ännchen von Tharau" (54) and "Griff nach den Sternen" (55).

After her marriage with Josef Niessen she retired from the film business temporarily. Only in 1959 was in the limelight again as a singer, the film industry only played a subordinated role.
To her last movies belong the serial "Die Bräute meiner Söhne" (65), the serial "Rivalen der Rennbahn" (89), "Die Hallo-Sisters" (91) and the episode of the serial "Tatort: Bittere Mandeln" (00).
 

Other movies with Ilse Werner:
Das Leben kann so schön sein (38) Fräulein (39) Drei Väter um Anna (39) Ihr erstes Erlebnis (39) Bal paré (40) Die schwedische Nachtigall (41) Der Weg ins Freie (41) Hochzeit auf dem Bärenhof (42) Wir machen Musik (42) Ein toller Tag (45) Das seltsame Fräulein Sylvia (45) Sag' die Wahrheit (46) Leckerbissen (48) Gestörte Hochzeitsnacht (50) Königin einer Nacht (51) Mutter sein dagegen sehr (51) Die Herrin vom Sölderhof (55) Eine Frau mit Pfiff (67) Serie "Forstinspektor Buchholz" (89) Serie "Neues vom Süderhof: Ben macht Karriere" (91) Alles wegen Robert De Niro (96) 


 
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