Lucie Höflich was a German actor, teacher and head of the Staatliche Schauspielschule in Berlin. She was born Helene Lucie von Holwede on 20 February 1883 in Hannover and died in 9 October 1956 in Berlin. In 1937 she was named the Staats-Schauspielerin and in 1953 she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz.
Lucie debuted at the age of 16 at the Bromberg City Theater and in 1901 moved to the Intime Theater von Nürnberg, and then to the Raimund-Theater in Vienna. In 1903 Max Reinhardt recruited her to the Deutsches Theater in Berlin where she performed until 1932.
Examples of her appearances were as Kätchen in Heinrich von Kleist's Das Käthchen von Heilbronn in 1905 and as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in 1907. While still active on stage she appeared in her first film, the Gensdarm Möbius in 1913.
Among the films she acted in were Maria Magdalene in 1929, Die Straße in 1923, Tartüff in 1925, the 1936 Raub der Sabinerinnen, the Nazi Propaganda Film Ohm Krüger in 1941, with her last being the 1956 Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter.
- Catherine the Great (1920)
- The Rats (1921)
- A Glass of Water (1923)
- The Lost Shoe (1923)
- Nora (1923)
- A Waltz Dream (1925)
- The House of Lies (1926)
- 1914 (1931)
- The Burning Secret (1933)
- Peer Gynt (1934)
- Robert Koch (1939)
- We Danced Around the World (1939)
- The Fox of Glenarvon (1940)
- Das Grosse Spiel (1942)
- Lucie Höflich - Biografie. filmportal.de
- Lucie Höflich | Biographies. FemBio
- Porträt der Schauspielerin Lucie Höflich by Thomas Staedeli (in German), retrieved 2009-04-14
- Media related to Lucie Höflich at Wikimedia Commons
- Lucie Höflich in the German National Library catalogue
- Lucie Höflich filmography from www.filmportal.de
- Lucie Höflich. Photographs from virtual history
- Lucie Höflich at the Internet Movie Database
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