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Alexandra Sorina

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1899 - 1973

The actress Alexandra Sorina was born as Alexandra Zwikewitsch in Baranowitschi.

She studied dentistry in Russia but the sheltered family live ended abruptly in 1917 with the outbreak of the revolution. The family fled to Poland where Alexandra Sorina began her professional career with the opening of a dental surgery.

Finally she was spotted for the film in Warsaw and she was able to became established as an actress in Germany.
To her first movies belong "Peter der Grosse" (22), "Das Haus am Meer" (24), "Orlacs Hände" (24), "Das Geheimnis der alten Mamsell" (25) and "Die Frau mit dem schlechten Ruf" (25).

Despite this fulminant start her offers diminished in the next years and her film career came to an end with the rise of the sound film.
To her last cinematical works belong "Vyznavaci slunce" (26), "Rasputins Liebesabenteuer" (28), "Die schönste Frau von Paris" (28) and her only sound film "Rasputin, Dämon der Frauen" (32).

Afterwards she earned her living in Germany as a translator. During World War II she lost her goods and chattels during an air raid and she came to a refugee camp. Afterwards she was able to work as an actress on stage for a brief time but the income remained small and her standard of living moderate.

She emigrated to the USA in 1949 where she had to earn her living with other smaller jobs. She was not able to work as an actress again.

Alexandra Sorina was married with the movie producer Serge Otzoup.

Other movies with Alexandra Sorina:
Der Geldteufel (23) Die malayische Dschonke (24) Die Perlen des Dr. Talmadge (25) Die Zirkusprinzessin (25) Der Herr Generaldirektor (25) Hanicko, co s tebou bude? (28)