1901 - 1948
The actress Maria Koppenhöfer had already in young years to cope with the death of her mother in 1908, finally her father had to give up his brewery and worked at a hotel. Thereby he was not able to spend as much time with his daughter as Maria Koppenhöfer had wished.
About 1918 she had the wish to become an actress for the first time, but her father did not find her wish sympathetic. But she asserted herself and went to the theater. She soon became a demanded actress at the theater where she remained true for life. Under the direction of the great directors of that time she impersonated many classic roles in plays from Schiller, Ibsen and Kleist.
Her marriage with Dr. Julius Halewicz in 1928 failed seven years later
and her daughter became her purpose of life.
When the film offered her various roles, normally bigger support roles, she accepted it. She experienced the height of her film career in the 30's where she took part in great productions.
To her well-known movies of the 30's belong "Das erste Recht des Kindes" (32), "Unheimliche Geschichten" (32), "Flüchtlinge" (33), "Das Mädchen Johnanna" (35), "Der Herrscher" (37), "Der Berg ruft!" (38) and "Anna Favetti" (38).
She continued her career during wartime and entertained the audience with movies like "Bismarck" (40), "Kora Terry" (40), "Der Fall Rainer" (42) and "Seinerzeit zu meiner Zeit" (44).
When World War II ended her private life also seemed to normalize. Finally
she could look after her daughter again without fear but the destiny still
did not mean well. Only a short time later her daughter fell ill seriously
and died at the age of 16.
She wasn't able to witness the first nicht of her last movie "Tiefland"
(45). The movie was only showed in 1954, six years after her death.
Other movies with Maria Koppenhöfer: