Karin Schubert

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Karin Schubert
Born (1944-11-26) 26 November 1944 (age 69)
Hamburg, Germany
Other names Karin Shubert
Ethnicity German
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)

Karin Schubert (born 26 November 1944 in Hamburg, Germany) is a German actress. She appeared in film roles in the 1970s before becoming a pornographic actress in the 1980s.

Cinema career[edit]

In 1971, she appeared in the film of Gérard Oury, La folie des grandeurs. In 1972, she appeared in the films Bluebeard, directed by Edward Dmytryk, and Yves Boisset's L'Attentat (The Assassination). The same year, she appeared along with Edwige Fenech and Pippo Franco in the sex comedy Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda (Ubalda, All Naked and Warm). She then started to appear in adventure films, especially with Italian actor George Eastman. The first film of this kind was a Three Musketeers spaghetti Western adaptation, Tutti per uno...botte per tutti (Three Musketeers of the West) in 1973. She drew the attention of director Joe d'Amato and began to take part in his erotic films, including Emanuelle – perchè violenza alle donne? (Emanuelle Versus Violence to Women) in 1977 where she played Cora Norman, the counterpart of Laura Gemser.

Downward spiral/Adult movie career[edit]

In the early 1980s, Karin became less in demand and moved to Spain. Divorced and confronted with the violence of her drug-addicted son, she absolutely had to find money to cure him of his substance abuse. She was forced to accept an offer by an Italian magazine to pose nude.

This led to her deciding to appear in pornographic films around 1985, at the age of 40. She made her debut with Morbosamente vostra where she once again played a character called Cora. Following several Italian porn titles, in 1990 she starred in a three-film series called Wiener Glut also named Schubertgasse-Sex after her. She appeared in her last film in 1994, in a non-sex role for Divisione di colpi starring Selen.

In 1994, she revealed in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della sera that she accepted to shoot adult movies in order to provide financial help to her drug-addicted son. In October of the same year, when appearing on the Italian TV show Il Fatto hosted by Enzo Biagi, she revealed she had been sexually abused by her father at age 11. On September 1st 1994, she made her first suicide attempt. Feeling that she had been exploited, she explained: "I have no family, no friends, no money, no future. I wanted to die because I screwed up everything. People consider me a whore." She attempted suicide for the third time on May 20th 1996 before being committed to a psychiatric ward.

Karin Schubert was a longtime resident of Manziana, between Rome and Viterbo, where she lived with her numerous dogs she was very fond of.

(Part of this paragraph is translated from Karin Schubert's entry in the French-language Wikipedia.)

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