25 August 1903|
Breitenfurt bei Wien, Austro-Hungarian Empire
|Died||31 July 1968
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Gerda Maurus (25 August 1903 – 31 July 1968) was an Austrian actress.
She was of Croatian ethnicity, and initially made her name on stage in Vienna. While performing in the theatre, she was discovered by the director Fritz Lang during a visit to his native city. Lang cast her in the female lead in his silent thriller film Spione (1928) and she appeared in a number of German films during the Weimar and Nazi eras.
- Spione (1928)
- Frau im Mond (1929)
- High Treason (1929)
- Death Over Shanghai (1932)
- The White Demon (1932)
- Invisible Opponent (1933)
- Der Doppelgänger (1934)
- A Woman With Power of Attorney (1934)
- The Cossack and the Nightingale (1935)
- Daphne and the Diplomat (1937)
- Patrick McGilligan. Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast. St. Martin's Press, 1998.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gerda Maurus.|
|This article about an Austrian actor or actress is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|