1921 - 2005
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).
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.
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.
Other movies with Ilse Werner: