Liselotte Pulver (born 11 October 1929), sometimes credited as Lilo Pulver, is a Swiss actress. Pulver was one of the stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, where she often was cast as a tomboy. She is well known for her hearty and joyful laughter.
Liselotte Pulver, in 1971
11 October 1929
Pulver was born in Bern to civil engineer Fritz Eugen Pulver and his wife Germaine. In 1960, she met German actor Helmut Schmid on the set of Gustav Adolfs Page: they married on 9 September 1961. Her daughter committed suicide in 1989. Her husband died in 1992 of a heart attack. As of 2008, Pulver lives secluded in Perroy, Canton Vaud on the shores of Lake Geneva; she also has an apartment at the Burgerheim, a retirement home near Bern.
From 1945 on Pulver attended commercial school. After graduating in 1948, she worked as a model and took acting classes at the Bern conservatory, now part of the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Following small parts at the Bern Theatre (Stadttheater Bern), she appeared at the Schauspielhaus Zürich.
Her breakthrough movie role was "Vreneli", the wife of the lead in Uli, der Knecht, made after the novel of Swiss author Jeremias Gotthelf. She was James Cagney's secretary in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three. In 1963, for her role as a Russian woman in A Global Affair, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as best supporting actress. From 1978-83 she worked for the German edition of Sesame Street, Sesamstraße. Her last film credit was in 1996.
- 1999 Bavarian Film Awards Honorary Award
- "Das schönste Lachen des Films", Focus (11 October 2009)
- "Ausstellung zu Lilo Pulver im Filmmuseum Frankfurt" Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, Rhein-Zeitung (19 September 2008) (in German)
- Uli, der Knecht on IMDb
- "Bayerischer Filmpreis – "Pierrot" – Past recipients" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Liselotte Pulver.|