Greta Schröder (27 June 1892 – 8 June 1980) was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife and Count Orlok's victim in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known. The bulk of her career was during the 1920s, and she continued to act well into the 1950s, but by the 1930s her roles had diminished to only occasional appearances. Following a failed marriage with struggling actor Ernst Matray, she was married to actor and film director Paul Wegener until his death in 1948.
Greta Schroeder in Nosferatu (1922)
27 June 1892
|Died||8 June 1980 (aged 87)|
|Other names||Greta Schröder-Matray; Grete Wegener; Greta Schröder-Wegener|
|Spouse(s)||Ernst Matray and Paul Wegener|
According to the Austrian writer Kay Weniger, Greta Schröder died in 1980, though some sources mention 1967.
- 1913: Die Insel der Seligen
- 1920: The Red Peacock
- 1920: The Golem: How He Came into the World
- 1920: The Closed Chain
- 1921: The Lost Shadow
- 1921: Circus of Life
- 1921: Marizza
- 1921: Nosferatu
- 1922: Es leuchtet meine Liebe
- 1923: Brüder
- 1923: Paganini
- 1930: Die zwölfte Stunde - Eine Nacht des Grauens (re-edited version of Nosferatu with sound)
- 1937: Victoria the Great
- 1938: Sixty Glorious Years
- 1943: Melody of a Great City
- 1943: Wild Bird
- 1944: Kolberg
- 1951: Maria Theresa
- 1953: Stars Over Colombo
- 1953: Anna Louise and Anton
- 1915: Zucker und Zimt
- 1916: Das Phantom der Oper
References in popular culture
- "Greta Schröder". www.steffi-line.de.
- Kay Weniger (2011). 'Es wird im Leben dir mehr genommen als gegeben ...' Lexikon der aus Deutschland und Österreich emigrierten Filmschaffenden 1933 bis 1945: Eine Gesamtübersicht. ACABUS Verlag. pp. 643–644. ISBN 978-3-86282-049-8.
- "Greta Schroeder". sites.google.com.
- "Greta Schröder - filmportal.de". www.filmportal.de.
- Works by or about Greta Schröder at Internet Archive
- Greta Schröder on IMDb
- Text of a letter by Greta Schröder from 1911 (German)