Maria Rohm

Maria Rohm (13 August 1945 – 18 June 2018) was an Austrian actress.[1]

Maria Rohm
Helga Grohmann

(1945-08-13)13 August 1945
Vienna, Austria
Died18 June 2018(2018-06-18) (aged 72)
OccupationActress, film producer
Spouse(s)Harry Alan Towers (1964–2009, his death)

Born Helga Grohmann in Vienna, she started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre as a child actor from ages 4 through 13. She continued her theatrical work until the age of 18 when she auditioned for British film producer, Harry Alan Towers, whom she would later marry. Working with Towers she became famous for appearing in a number of films directed by Jesús Franco in the late 1960s.

Personal life

Rohm remained married to Towers from 1964 until his death in 2009. She retired from acting in 1976, but continued to produce independent films.

Rohm died in Toronto on 18 June 2018 at 72.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1964Teufel im FleischProstituierte
1965Twenty-Four Hours to KillThe Firm: Claudine
1965City of FearMaid
1966Our Man in MarrakeshWoman in CarriageUncredited
1967Five Golden DragonsIngrid
1967The Million Eyes of SumuruHelga
1967The Vengeance of Fu ManchuIngrid
1967The House of 1,000 DollsDiane
1968The Blood of Fu ManchuUrsula Wagner
196899 WomenMarie
1969The Girl from Rio (The Seven Secrets of Sumuru)Leslye
1969Marquis de Sade: JustineJuliette
1969Venus in FursWanda Reed
1970Eugenie… The Story of Her Journey into PerversionMadame Saint Ange
1970The Bloody JudgeMary Gray
1970Count DraculaMina Murray
1970Dorian GrayAlice Campbell
1971Black BeautyAnne Piggot[1]
1972Sex Charade
1972Treasure IslandMrs. Hawkins
1972Call of the WildMercedes
1974And Then There Were NoneElsa Martino
1975The Killer is Not AloneTeresa
1975Closed Up-Tight
1976Blue BelleMarie(final film role)


  1. Greenspun, Roger (25 November 1971). "Black Beauty (1971)". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. Addio all’attrice Maria Rohm, bionda musa erotica di Jesus Franco -
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