Lizzi Waldmüller

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Lizzi Waldmüller

Lizzi Waldmüller (May 25, 1904 in Knittelfeld, Styria – April 8, 1945 in Vienna) was an Austrian[1] singer and actress[2] whose breakthrough to stardom came through her role as Rachel in the Willi Forst movie Bel Ami in 1939.[3]

Waldmüller had her theatre debut in Innsbruck in the 1920s, before finding success in Graz, Vienna[4] and eventually abroad - in Germany. She became renowned through the Paul Lincke song 'Ich bin die Frau, von der man spricht' (I am the woman they're talking about). At the beginning of the 1930s, she played supporting roles next to stars such as Heinz Rühmann, Hans Albers and her husband Max Hansen, whom she divorced in 1938.

She died April 8, 1945, in a air raid in Vienna, Austria,[5] a month before the end of World War II.[6][7] Her memorial can be found in Friedhof Hadersdorf-Weidlingau, Hadersdorf-Weidlingau, Penzing, Vienna.



  1. ^ Walsh, Mike. Heroes of the Reich, chap. 3. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press, 2017.
  2. ^ von Dassanowsky, Robert. Austrian Cinema: A History, p. 84. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2005.
  3. ^ Lizzi Waldmüller and Bel Ami, in film schedules. San Bernardino: The San Bernardino County Sun, February 5, 1972, p. 7.
  4. ^ "Operetta diva Lizzi Waldmüller". Vienna, Austria: Wiener Zeitung, May 13, 2004.
  5. ^ Walsh, Heroes of the Reich.
  6. ^ "Lizzi Waldmüller". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  7. ^ "Informationen zur ausgewählten Person/Gruppe" (in German). Online-Filmdatenbank. Retrieved 2009-04-09.

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