1881/86 - 1973
The actress Yelena Polevitskaya was born in Tashkent, Turkestan.
She began her film career in Germany in the early 1920s.
In her first role she played Rita in Johannes Guter's "Die schwarze Pantherin" (21) with Eugen Burg, Xenia Desni, Wilhelm Diegelmann, Friedrich Kühne and Adele Sandrock.
It followed "Irene d'Or" (23) at the side of Hans Albers, Margarete Schlegel, Rita Clermont, Olga Engel, Albert Patry, Frida Richard and Magnus Stifter.
In the 30's she acted in the productions "Die Warschauer Zitadelle" (37) with Lucie Höflich, Werner Hinz, Viktoria von Ballasko, Paul Hartmann and Hans Leibelt as well as in "Brillanten" (37) by Eduard von Borsody in the role of Princess Batjanoff alongside Hansi Knoteck, Viktor Staal, Hilde Körber, Hans Brausewetter, Aribert Wäscher and Valy Arnheim.
As Countess Daschkin she acted in her first color film "Münchhausen" by Josef von Baky with the star cast Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter, Andrews Engelmann, Brigitte Horney, Ferdinand Marian and Hubert von Meyerinck.
After the end of World War 2, few more films followed, including the Austrian production "Gasparone" (55) with Karl Paryla, Bert Fortell, Senta Wengraf and Egon von Jordan, the Russian films "Mumu/Verschlossene Lippen" (59), "Bessonnaya noch" (60) and "Pikovaya dama" (60) and finally the German production "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht" (60) with Curt Bois, Heinz Engelmann, Maria Emo and Karl Skraup.