Lina Carstens

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.[1]


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.

In 1939 she was named a state actor by Joseph Goebbels. She played in Konstanz the first Mother Courage in the eponymous play by Bertolt Brecht on a German stage.

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 also worked extensively as a voice actor and was dubbed over Margaret Rutherford (Passport to Pimlico), Françoise Rosay (Le Joueur) and Helene Thimig (Decision Before Dawn).

She received a burial at sea in the North Sea .

Selected filmography


  1. "GESTORBEN: Peter Vogel, Lina Carstens, Rudolf Nebel". Der Spiegel (in German). 25 September 1978.
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