Ursela Monn

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Ursela Monn at the Berlinale 2011

Ursela Monn (born 2 December 1950, Berlin) is a Swiss actress and singer.


Monn is the daughter of a Swiss father and an Irish mother in Berlin-Frohnau. From the age of eleven onward, she received ballet lessons. A year later, she attended the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Her first stage role was a reproduction of Fiddler on the Roof. There she collaborated with Boy Gobert of which before they concluded their drama at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. In 1976, she retired from there.

Her breakthrough came through the role of Rieke in the 13-part ZDF film version of Roman will nach oben [de], based on the eponymous novel by Hans Fallada. This was followed by numerous appearances in television series and movies. From 1998, she has played in theatres in Berlin, especially in the Renaissance Theatre, as well as in Munich and Düsseldorf. She has also appeared at the Theater an der Wien and the Theater am Neumarkt. Since 2006, she has portrayed Charlotte Baumgart in the television series Zoo Doctor: My Mom the Vet.

Ursela Monn also released LPs as Rieke Jesänge, where she sang Berlin chansons.

For her activity with the Hospizbewegung [de], she received the Order of Merit of Berlin and the Federal Cross of Merit. On 20 January 2006, she was appointed as am ambassador for the Stiftung Pflege. She was married to English director Ralph Bridle. Her current husband is Michael Wintzer. She has a son, Marc (born 1981), and lives in Berlin.


Monn with Falco at the premiere of Geld oder Leber! in Essen in 1986


  • 1978: Die Faust in der Tasche
  • 1979: Warum die UFOs unseren Salat klauen
  • 1985: Einmal Ku’damm und zurück
  • 1986: Geld oder Leber!
  • 1988: Ein Schweizer namens Nötzli
  • 2006: Wo ist Fred?
  • 2014: Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
  • 2015: Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche


Radio plays[edit]

  • Regina Regenbogen, as Erzählerin
  • Julia, die Meisterdetektivin (zweiteilige Hörspielserie), as Julia
  • Kleine Hexe Klavi-Klack (Hörspielserie 1978–1984), as Klavi-Klack
  • TKKG, Episode: Die weiße Schmuggler-Yacht, Anschlag auf den Silberpfeil, Hotel in Flammen, Schüsse aus der Rosenhecke
  • Die drei ??? und der heimliche Hehler – Episode 37, as Regina
  • Antares 8 (Maritim Hörspiel), as Tatjana
  • Das Geheimnis der englischen Silberschalen by Stefan Murr (WDR 1980)


Further reading[edit]

  • Andreas Kotte, ed. (2005). "Ursela Monn". Theaterlexikon der Schweiz (TLS) / Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse (DTS) / Dizionario Teatrale Svizzero / Lexicon da teater svizzer [Theater Dictionary of Switzerland]. 2. Zürich: Chronos. pp. 1260/1261. ISBN 978-3-0340-0715-3. LCCN 2007423414. OCLC 62309181.Andreas Kotte (Hrsg.): Theaterlexikon der Schweiz. Band 2, Chronos, Zürich 2005, ISBN 3-0340-0715-9, S. 1260 f.


  1. ^ Bundespräsidialamt

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