Dagny Servaes

Dagny Servaes (10 March 1894 – 10 July 1961) was a German-Austrian stage and film actress. In the theatre she appeared in the productions of Max Reinhardt[1] and Berthold Brecht. Servaes appeared in around sixty films during her career, initially in lead and later in supporting roles. One of her earliest screen performances was in the 1917 propaganda film Dr. Hart's Diary. She also voiced the character of the evil queen in a German language dub of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made for the Austrian market in 1938.

Dagny Servaes
Born(1894-03-10)10 March 1894
Died10 July 1961(1961-07-10) (aged 67)
OccupationFilm and stage actress
Years active19161958
RelativesReginald Servaes (cousin)

Personal life

Servaes was born in Berlin in the German Empire (present day Germany) to parents Martha (née Haese) and Franz Theodor Hubert Servaes.[2] She had with Erwin Goldarbeiter, a daughter, Evi Servaes, who also became an actress in movies and on stage. She had a brother, Roderich Servaes, whose son Arnim became a stage actor as well. Through her father, she was cousins with Vice Admiral Reginald Servaes. She is also distant cousins to English actor Tom Hiddleston.[2]

Selected filmography



  1. Styan p.89
  2. "De stomboom van Franz Joseph J. Servaes >> Stamboom Servaes Neuss/Dusseldorf". Genealogie Online. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.


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