Lina Carstens (6 December 1892 in Wiesbaden – 22 September 1978 in Munich) was a German film - and theater actress. On stage she appeared in plays by Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, and August Strindberg, and in her old age she starred in the film Lina Braake directed by Bernhard Sinkel.
Carstens began her career as an actress before the First World War at the Court Theatre in Karlsruhe. It belonged to during the First World War and shortly thereafter the cabaret retort to the writer Ringelnatz to. She was married to the author Otto Ernst Sutter until his death in 1970.
She began her film career 1922. The director Douglas Sirk gave her various leading roles.
After the Second World War she continued her career as a character actress. She also managed to get roles in the New German Cinema.
In the ZDF television series Der Bastian (1973) she had a role alongside Horst Janson and Karin Anselm. In 1972 she won the Film Award for her many years of service, in 1975 she was the same award for their outstanding performance in Lina Braake honored.
She received a burial at sea in the North Sea .
- The Girl from the Marsh Croft (1935)
- To New Shores (1937)
- Tango Notturno (1937)
- The Broken Jug (1937)
- Heimat (1938)
- Passion (1940)
- The Eternal Spring (1940)
- My Daughter Doesn't Do That (1940)
- Commissioner Eyck (1940)
- A Gust of Wind (1942)
- The Green Salon (1942)
- Wedding in Barenhof (1942)
- Bluebeard (1951)
- My Name is Niki (1952)
- The Great Temptation (1952)
- Illusion in a Minor Key (1952)
- A Heart Plays False (1953)
- Secretly Still and Quiet (1953)
- Arlette Conquers Paris (1953)
- Fanfare of Marriage (1953)
- The Missing Miniature (1954)
- Fireworks (1954)
- Sky Without Stars (1955)
- Beloved Enemy (1955)
- My Husband's Getting Married Today (1956)
- Wir Wunderkinder (1958)
- I Was All His (1958)
- Das schwarze Schaf (1960)
- Er kann's nicht lassen (1962)
- Der Räuber Hotzenplotz (1974)
- Three Men in the Snow (1974)
- Lina Braake (1975)
- Haus der Frauen (1977, TV film)
- Der Schimmelreiter (1978)
- "GESTORBEN: Peter Vogel, Lina Carstens, Rudolf Nebel". Der Spiegel (in German). 25 September 1978.