Greta Schröder

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Greta Schröder
Greta Schroder in Nosferatu (1922).png
Greta Schroeder in Nosferatu (1922).
Born Margarethe Schröder
27 June 1892
Düsseldorf, Germany
Died 13 April 1967 (aged 74)
Vienna, Austria
Other names Greta Schröder-Matray; Grete Wegener; Greta Schröder-Wegener
Spouse(s) Ernst Matray and Paul Wegener

Greta Schröder (27 June 1892 – 13 April 1967) was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife and victim to Count Orlok in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known. The bulk of her career was during the 1920s, and she continued to act well into the 1950s, but by the 1930s her roles had diminished to only occasional appearances. Following a failed marriage with struggling actor Ernst Matray, she was married to actor and film director Paul Wegener until his death in 1948.


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