10 March 1894|
Berlin, German Empire
|Died||10 July 1961
|Occupation||Film and stage actress|
|Relatives||Reginald Servaes (cousin)|
Dagny Servaes (10 March 1894 – 10 July 1961) was a German-Austrian stage and film actress. In the theatre she appeared in the productions of Max Reinhardt and Berthold Brecht. Servaes appeared in around sixty films during her career, initially in lead and later in supporting roles. One of her earliest screen performances was in the 1917 propaganda film Dr. Hart's Diary. she also voiced the character, 'the evil Queen/witch 1937 Disney Animation 'Show White and the Seven Dwarfs
Servaes was born in Berlin in the German Empire (present day Germany) to parents Martha (née Haese) and Franz Theodor Hubert Servaes. She had with Erwin Goldarbeiter, a daughter, Evi Servaes, who also became an actress in movies and on stage. She had a brother, Roderich Servaes, whose son Arnim became a stage actor as well. Through her father, she was cousins with Vice Admiral Reginald Servaes. She is also distant cousins to English actor Tom Hiddleston.
- Dr. Hart's Diary (1917)
- The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)
- Peter the Great (1922)
- Adam and Eve (1923)
- Carlos and Elisabeth (1924)
- Modern Marriages (1924)
- Remembrance (1924)
- Colonel Redl (1925)
- Fadette (1926)
- The Student of Prague (1926)
- Grand Hotel (1927)
- The Weavers (1927)
- Golgotha (1933)
- Florentine (1937)
- Nanon (1938)
- A Prussian Love Story (1938)
- Mirror of Life (1938)
- The Deruga Case (1938)
- Immortal Waltz (1939)
- Sensationsprozess Casilla (1939)
- Friedrich Schiller (1940)
- The Golden City (1942)
- Lache Bajazzo (1943)
- The Queen of the Landstrasse (1948)
- Eroica (1949)
- Maria Theresa (1951)
- Have The World For Me (1953)
- Daughter of the Regiment (1953)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (December 1927) – Hippolyta
- Jedermann (December 1927 – January 1928) – Lechery
- Danton's Tod (January 1928) – Julie
- Peripherie – Anna
- Styan p.89
- "De stomboom van Franz Joseph J. Servaes >> Stamboom Servaes Neuss/Dusseldorf". Genealogie Online. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "These are the forty-one new Paramount Pictures you should ask your theatre manager to book:" (eNewspaper). The Deseret News. 29 July 1922. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Prawer, Siegbert Salomon (2005). Between two worlds : the Jewish presence in German and Austrian films, 1910-1933 (1. publ. ed.). New York [u.a.]: Berghahn Books. p. 63. ISBN 1-84545-074-4. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
The sexes are reversed in Sidney Goldin's Jiskor (Gedenket, [Remembrance] (1924), starring Maurice Schwartz, Dagny Servaes and Oskar Beregi.
- Albrecht Knaus Verlag Gmbh; Leni Riefenstahl (1987). Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir. St. Martin's Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-312-11926-7. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
His [Riefenstahl] best-known films were The Golem with Paul Wegener and the The Student from Prague with Dagny Servaes, Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt, all of them artists of stature.
- "The Weavers, 1927 | Silent Film Festival". SilentFilm.org. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Youngkin, Stephen D. (2005). The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. p. 463. ISBN 0-8131-2360-7. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Dagny Servaes | BFI". British Film Institute. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Garden, Ian (2012). The Third Reich's celluloid war : propaganda in Nazi feature films, documentaries and television. Stroud, Gloucestershire [England]: History Press. ISBN 0-7524-6442-6. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
Dagny Servaes (Sylvia Casilla)
- Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.
- Styan, J.L. Max Reinhardt . CUP Archive, 1982.
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