May 15, 1933|
Johannisburg, East Prussia, Weimar Germany
|Died||September 11, 1994
Marianne Hold (May 15, 1933 – September 11, 1994) was a German movie actress who became popular in the 1950s and 1960s for her numerous roles in the Heimatfilm genre—romantic comedy films set in rural, especially Alpine, areas.
Born Marianne Weiss in Johannisburg, East Prussia (today Pisz, Poland) Hold had to flee with her mother when World War II was drawing to a close, and they settled in Innsbruck. Her father did not return from the war. When her mother married again Hold, after disagreements with her stepfather, went to Rome, Italy, where she took various jobs.
In 1950 she was offered her first big role by Luis Trenker, and starred with him in Barriera a settentrione. Her breakthrough role was in Die Fischerin vom Bodensee in 1956. Many more Heimatfilme followed.
While filming Die Diamantenhölle am Mekong (1964) Hold met Czech-born actor Friedrich Strobel von Stein, alias Frederick Stafford, and married him. Their son, Roderick Stafford, was born in the same year. Hold then retired from the movie business.