Cornell Borchers

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Cornell Borchers
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Cornell Borchers and Montgomery Clift in The Big Lift
Born Cornelia Bruch or Gerlind Borchers
(1925-03-16) 16 March 1925 (age 89)
Šilutė, Lithuania
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–1959

Cornell Borchers (born 16 March 1925) is a German actress, active in the late 1940s and 1950s, who starred along with Errol Flynn and Nat King Cole in the film Istanbul (1957).


Borchers was born Cornelia Bruch or Gerlind Borchers in Šilutė (German: Heydekrug), Klaipėda Region (German: Memelland), Lithuania in a German either Prussian Lithuanian or Memellander family. She appeared on the cover of East German magazine Neue Film Welt of 1949, Volume 3, Issue 4. She won a BAFTA Film Award it the category of Best Foreign Actress in 1955 for the movie The Divided Heart of 1954. She retired from acting to raise her child. She currently lives in Bavaria, Germany, as of July 2007.



She married twice, to Bruce Cunningham and to Dr. Anton Schelkopf (aka Dr. Toni Schelkopf, Toni Schelkopf or Schelkopf Toni), a Psychologist Doctor and Film Producer whom she met twice when she starred in his films Schule für Eheglück (1954) and Rot ist die Liebe (1957), later divorced, by whom she had at least one daughter, Julia Schelkopf, born in Munich, on 15 September 1962, who married at Aufkirchen on 30 May 1987 HSH Friedrich Wilhelm Philipp Georg Heinrich Jakob 7th Fürst von Hanau und zu Horowitz Graf von Schaumburg, born in Munich on 26 June 1959, and by whom she had three children: HSH Tassilo Hubertus Heinrich Antonius Erbprinz von Hanau und zu Horowitz Erbgraf von Schaumburg (born Starnberg, 8 November 1987), HSH Philippa Maria Theresia Prinzessin von Hanau und zu Horowitz Gräfin von Schaumburg (born Starnberg, 15 January 1989) and HSH Thaddäus Carl Heinrich Prinz von Hanau und zu Horowitz Graf von Schaumburg (born Starnberg, 16 June 1995).

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