Adrienne Gessner

Adrienne Gessner (July 23, 1896 – June 23, 1987) was an Austrian actress. Gessner appeared in over fifty film and television shows during her career, including the 1955 costume film Hofjagd in Ischl.[1] Gessner appeared in a mixture of German and Austrian films during her career. Following the Anchluss of 1938 she fled with her Jewish husband Ernst Lothar to the United States, returning after the Second World War.[2]

Adrienne Gessner
Born23 July 1896
Died23 June 1987
Other namesAdrienne Geiringer
Years active1931–1980 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Fritsche p.255
  2. Vansart p.18


  • Fritsche, Maria. Homemade Men In Postwar Austrian Cinema: Nationhood, Genre and Masculinity . Berghahn Books, 2013.
  • Vansant, Jacqueline. Reclaiming Heimat: Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reémigrés. Wayne State University Press, 2001.

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