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Sybille Schmitz (1909–1955)

The enigmatic actress remains one of the most interesting figures in German film. Although she achieved stardom early in her career, the tragic Sybille Schmitz could never fit in with her surroundings. Too "alien looking" for Hollywood, Schmitz never migrated to America like her more glamorous peers and began losing roles in her native Germany as ... See full bio »

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Known For

Vampyr Léone
Titanic Sigrid Olinsky
F.P.1 Doesn't Answer Claire Lennartz


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 1955 Heute nacht in Samarkand (TV Movie)
Dompteuse (rumored)
 1952 Illusion in Moll
Maria Alsbacher
 1950 Kronjuwelen
Eva Skeravenen
 1950 Sensation im Savoy
Vera Gordon
 1950 Der Fall Rabanser (unconfirmed)
 1950 Die Lüge
Susanne, seine Tochter
 1949 Die letzte Nacht
Renée Meurier
 1947 Zwischen gestern und morgen
Nelly Dreifuss
 1944 Das Leben ruft
Hella Warkentin
 1944 Die Hochstaplerin
Thea Varèn
 1943 Titanic
Sigrid Olinsky
 1942 Vom Schicksal verweht
Dr. Virginia Larsen
 1941 Wetterleuchten um Barbara
Barbara Stammer
 1941 Clarissa
Clarissa von Reckwitz
 1940 Trenck, der Pandur
Prinzessin (princess) Deinhardstein
 1939 Hotel Sacher
Nadja Woroneff
 1938 Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan
Gräfin Heloise Cambouilly
 1938 Die Umwege des schönen Karl
Lu Donon - Tochter
 1937 Signal in der Nacht
Brigitte von Schachen
 1937 Die Kronzeugin
Jelena Rakowska
 1936 The Unknown
 1936 Die Leuchter des Kaisers
Anna Demidow
 1936 Fährmann Maria
 1935 Ich war Jack Mortimer
Winifred Montemayor, Pedro's wife
 1935 Wenn die Musik nicht wär
Ilonka Badacz
 1935 An Ideal Spouse
Gloria Cheveley
 1935 Stradivari
Maria Belloni
 1935 Punks Arrives from America
Britta Geistenberg
 1935 Oberwachtmeister Schwenke
Erna Zuwade, Stütze bei Wenkstern
 1934 Farewell Waltz
George Sand
 1934 Der Herr der Welt
Vilma, seine Frau
 1934 Music in the Blood
Carola, seine Nichte
 1934 Rivalen der Luft - Ein Segelfliegerfilm
Sportfliegerin Lisa Holm
 1932 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer
Claire Lennartz
 1932 Vampyr
 1929 Diary of a Lost Girl
 1928 Überfall (Short)
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While never officially "blacklisted" by the Nazi regime, filmmakers were discouraged from casting her in lead roles, which were by the end of the 1930s occupied by new blonde and blue eyed stars of the Third Reich. Sybille ended up being typecast as a femme-fatale or a tempting foreign woman. See more »


Usually played mysterious women with tragic backstories. See more »

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