Liselotte Pulver

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Liselotte Pulver
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Liselotte Pulver, in 1971
Born (1929-10-11) October 11, 1929 (age 85)
Bern, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Occupation Actress

Liselotte Pulver (born October 11, 1929), sometimes credited as Lilo Pulver, is a Swiss actress. Pulver was one of the stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, where she often was cast as a tomboy. She is well known for her hearty and joyful laughter.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pulver was born in Bern to civil engineer Fritz Eugen Pulver and his wife Germaine. In 1960, she met German actor Helmut Schmid on the set of Gustav Adolfs Page: they married on 9 September 1961. The couple had two children, son Marc-Tell (born 1962) and daughter Melisande (born 1967).

Her daughter committed suicide in 1989. Her husband died in 1992 of a heart attack. Pulver lives secluded in Perroy, Canton Vaud on the shores of Lake Geneva; she also has an apartment at the Burgerheim, a retirement home near Bern.[2]

Career[edit]

From 1945 on she attended commercial school. After graduating in 1948, she worked as a model and took acting classes at the Bern conservatory, now part of the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Following small parts at the Bern Theatre (Stadttheater Bern), she appeared at the renowned Schauspielhaus Zürich, one of the most prestigious German-speaking theatres. Her breakthrough movie role was "Vreneli", the wife of the lead in Uli, der Knecht, made after the novel of Swiss author Jeremias Gotthelf.[3] One of her most recognizable roles in American cinema is that of James Cagney's sexy secretary in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three. For her role as a Russian woman in A Global Affair she was in 1963 nominated for the Golden Globe Award as best supporting actress.

From 1978 to 1983 she worked for the German edition of Sesame Street, Sesamstraße. She is essentially retired, her last film credit being in 1996.

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