Nadja Tiller

Nadja Tiller (born March 16, 1929 in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian actress. She was one of the most popular Austrian actresses of international films of the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Nadja Tiller
in 2009
Born (1929-03-16) March 16, 1929
Years active1949–2005
Spouse(s)Walter Giller (1956–2011) (his death)

She won the Miss Austria competition in 1949,[1] a national beauty pageant for unmarried women in Austria. She had her major film debut in 1952 in Märchen vom Glück (Good Luck Fairytale).[1]

In 1955, she acted opposite O.W. Fischer in the film Ich suche Dich, based on a play by A.J. Cronin. Her international breakthrough role was that of Rosemarie Nitribitt in the 1958 German movie Rosemary (1958).[2]


Tiller married actor Walter Giller in 1956; they had a son and a daughter. Giller died of cancer in 2011, aged 84.

Selected filmography

Decorations and awards

  • 1956: Golden Mask for best young actress
  • 1959: Italian Film Awards (Biennale) for The Girl Rosemarie
  • 1960: Film Award in Silver for Best Actress for Labyrinth
  • 1963: Premio saci, Argentinean Film Award for Moral 63
  • 1979: Film Award in Gold for many years of excellent work in the German film industry
  • 1999: Platinum Romy for lifetime achievement
  • 1999: Medal of the Austrian capital Vienna
  • 1999: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class[3]
  • 2000: Merit Cross on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande)
  • 2005: DIVA Award in the category "Lifetime Award (Hall of Fame)" Lifetime Achievement
  • 2006: Bambi in the category "lifetime achievement"
  • 2009: Askania Award for cinematic work (with Walter Giller)


  1. Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The concise Cinegraph: encyclopaedia of German cinema, pp. 476-77 (2009); ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9
  2. Nadja Tiller wird 80 Jahre alt (9 March 2009)
  3. "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1288. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
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