Clementine Plessner

Clementine Plessner (7 December 1855 – 27 February 1943) was an Austrian stage and film actress. Plessner worked in the German film industry and appeared in over sixty films, mostly during the silent era. Plessner featured in Richard Oswald's enlightenment film Different from the Others[1] and F.W. Murnau's Journey into the Night.[2]

Clementine Plessner
Born7 December 1855
Died27 February 1943 (aged 88)
Other namesClementine Folkmann
Years active1918-1932

Following the Nazi rise to power, the Jewish actress left Germany for neighbouring Austria. Later, after the Anchluss, she was arrested by the Nazi authorities and died in Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Selected filmography


  1. Prawer p.77
  2. Eisner p.275


  • Eisner, Lotte H. F. W. Murnau. University of California Press, 1973.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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