Lucie Höflich

Lucie Höflich was a German actress, teacher and head of the Staatliche Schauspielschule (State Drama School) in Berlin. She was born Helene Lucie von Holwede on 20 February 1883[1] in Hannover and died on 9 October 1956 in Berlin.[1][2] In 1937 she was named the Staats-Schauspielerin (State Actress) and in 1953 she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz.[3]

Stage appearances

Lucie debuted at the age of 16 at the Bromberg City Theater and in 1901 moved to the Intime Theater von Nürnberg, and then to the Raimund-Theater in Vienna.[1] In 1903 Max Reinhardt recruited her to the Deutsches Theater in Berlin[1] where she performed until 1932.[3]

Examples of her appearances were as Kätchen in Heinrich von Kleist's Das Käthchen von Heilbronn in 1905 and as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in 1907. While still active on stage she appeared in her first film, the Gendarm Möbius in 1913.

Selected filmography

Among the films she acted in were Maria Magdalene in 1929, Die Straße in 1923, Tartüff in 1925, the 1936 The Abduction of the Sabine Women, the Nazi Propaganda Film Ohm Krüger in 1941, with her last being the 1956 The Story of Anastasia.[1]


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