Helene Thimig

Helene Thimig (5 June 1889 – 7 November 1974) was an Austrian stage and film actress.[1][2] She was the daughter of the actor Hugo Thimig and the sister of Hermann Thimig and Hans Thimig.[3]

Helene Thimig
Born(1889-06-05)5 June 1889
Died7 November 1974(1974-11-07) (aged 85)
Vienna, Austria
Other namesHelen Thimig
OccupationFilm actress
Stage actress
Years active1932–1972 (film)
Spouse(s)Max Reinhardt (1935–1943; his death)

Personal life

Thimig was married to the stage impresario Max Reinhardt from 1935 until his death in 1943.[4] Thimig went into exile in the United States during the Nazi era, but returned to Europe after World War II.[5] She died in her native Vienna in 1974 of heart failure.[6] She was cremated at Feuerhalle Simmering; her ashes are now buried in Neustifter Friedhof in Vienna.[7]

Selected filmography


  1. "Helene Thimig | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  2. "Helene Thimig". BFI.
  3. Rowan, Terry (27 July 2015). "Who's Who In Hollywood!". Lulu.com via Google Books.
  4. "Thimig, Helene (1889–1974) | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com.
  5. Sutter Fichtner p. 299
  6. "Helene Thimig Dies; Viennese Actress". The New York Times. 8 November 1974. p. 42. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  7. "Helene Thimig (1889-1974) - Find A Grave Memorial".


  • Sutter Fichtner, Paula. Historical Dictionary of Austria.Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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