Linda Geiser

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Linda Geiser
Linda Geiser

(1935-05-13) 13 May 1935 (age 84)
Years active1954–present

Linda Geiser (born 13 May 1935) is a Swiss film and television actress best known for her role in the Swiss TV series Lüthi und Blanc as Johanna Blanc.


Having attended acting school at the University of the Arts Bern and learned English in Berne, Geiser moved to America in 1961 and lived in New York City, where she established herself in theatre. She studied acting at HB Studio[1]. In 1964, she made a controversial appearance in Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker by playing a scene in which she fully exposed her breasts. At the time, this contravened the Motion Picture Production Code and was one of the earliest instances of a nude scene in a mainstream film.


Year Title Role Notes
1954 Uli, der Knecht Uersi
1955 Ingrid - Die Geschichte eines Fotomodells
1955 Königswalzer Prinzessin Elisabeth 'Sissi' von Bayern
1956 Die wilde Auguste Martina
1957 Der 10. Mai Anna Marti
1960 Anne Bäbi Jowäger - I. Teil: Wie Jakobli zu einer Frau kommt Lisi
1961 Zu jung für die Liebe? Marianne Lorenz
1962 So toll wie anno dazumal
1964 The Pawnbroker Ruth Nazerman
1968 Die sechs Kummerbuben Sophie Kummer
1976 Der große Horizont Christine TV movie
1999 Lüthi und Blanc Johanna Blanc TV Series
2004 Lilo & Fredi Lilo TV movie
2004 Oeschenen Elsbeth Aellig TV movie
2006 Handyman Flugzeuggast


  1. ^ "Alumni", HB Studio, retrieved 29 Apr 2019

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