Daisy D'ora

Daisy D'ora (26 February 1913 – 12 June 2010) was a German beauty queen, socialite and actress.

Daisy D'ora
Born
Daisy Freiin von Freyberg zu Eisenberg

(1913-02-26)26 February 1913
Died12 June 2010(2010-06-12) (aged 97)
OccupationActress, socialite
Years active1928–1930[1]
Spouse(s)Oskar Schlitter
ChildrenAlexander Schlitter
Marion Schlitter von Cramm (1933-1984)

Born Daisy Freiin von Freyberg zu Eisenberg in Potsdam, Germany to an already impoverished aristocratic family, she began her career in silent films, performing in the 1929 film Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks, which became a worldwide success. She earned acclaim for her star turn in The Missing Testament (1929), and appeared in a number of German features before leaving the screen around 1930. Her stage name was coined as a result of the taboo among German aristocratic families against using family names in mainstream industries. In May 1931, she was encouraged to enter the Miss Germany pageant, which would in turn take her to the Miss Universe contest.[2]

Death

D'ora died at age 97 on 12 June 2010 in Munich, Germany.[3] Her husband and their two children had died earlier.[4]

Selected filmography

References

  1. Profile, imdb.com; accessed 1 July 2017.
  2. Miss Germany contest Archived 2009-08-08 at the Wayback Machine, pageantopolis.com; accessed 1 July 2017.
  3. Die Miss Germany von 1931 ist tot, mittelbayerische.de; accessed 1 July 2017.
  4. "Ehemalige Offenstettener Schlossherrin gestorben" (PDF). Offenstetten informiert - Kostenlose Verteilung an alle Haushalte in Offenstetten. August 2010. p. 7. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
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