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Renate Müller

Foto: Yva (1900-1944)

1906 - 1937

The actress Renate Müller experience a comet-like success at the beginning of the 30's which was abruptly ended with her early death.

Renate Müller began her artistic career with singing lessons. When she attended an acting training at the Reinhardt-Schule she laid the foundation of her short career.

She already made her stage debut in 1925 at the Harzer Bergtheater in the play "Sommernachtstraum. It followed engagements at the Lessing-Theater, at the Barnowsky-Bühnen and at the Staatstheater.

The film called for her already in 1928, when the pictures were flickering silent over the screen. Reinhold Schünzel, who directed eight of her movies in all, engaged her for "Peter, der Matrose" (29). But her real breakthrough came with the talkies where she also could advantageous use her trained singing voice. 
Renate Müller represented the natural and self-confident woman who stood on her own two feet and impersonated a new type in the German cinema.

With the movies "Liebling der Götter" (30), "Die Privatsekretärin" (31), "Saison in Kairo" (33), "Viktor und Viktoria" (33), "Die englische Heirat" (34) and "Allotria" (36) she reached the first Guards of German actresses.

Renate Müller had to put her career aside in 1934 because of a serious illness (probaply epilepsy) and acted only seldom in front of the camera. When she unexpected died in October 7, 1937 in a sanatorium in Berlin, her early death and her unfortunate love with a Jewish emigrant gave rise to speculations which was thoroughly exploited by the press.

Her life was adapted for the screen in 1960 with the actress Ruth Leuwerik. The movie was called "Liebling der Götter" (60).

Other movies with Renate Müller:
Drei mache ihr Glück/Teure Heimat (29) Revolte im Erziehungshaus (29) Liebe im Ring (30) Der Sohn der weissen Berge (30) Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci (30) Liebeslied (30) Sturm im Wasserglas (31) Der kleine Seitensprung (31) Mädchen zum Heiraten (32) Wie sag' ich's meinem Mann? (32) Wenn die Liebe Mode macht (32) Walzerkrieg (33) Liselotte von der Pfalz (35) Liebesleute (35) Eskapade/Seine offizielle Frau (36) Togger (37)