Petra Unkel (born 3 March 1925), also known as Petra Unkel-Klinder, is a former German film actress, voice actress and cabaret artist. She was born in Budapest, in what was then the Kingdom of Hungary, and was the daughter of tenor Peter Unkel (1880–1942).
|Other names||Petra Unkel-Klinder|
|Years active||1928–1958 (film)|
Unkel became best known as a child star. She made her debut appearance on screen as a four-year-old during the silent film era, in Napoleon at Saint Helena, starring Werner Krauss as Napoleon. Her first starring role came three years after in the 1932, operetta film Melody of Love. Making the successful transition as an adult star, she appeared in films for the next four decades, with her final screen appearance in 1958.
From 1946 she also appeared as a performer and singer in cabaret. As a voice artist she lent herself to becoming a radio spokeswoman, and provided voices for such stars as Nancy Olson, Bridgette Bardot and Micheline Presle. She also provided dubbing of American fellow child star Shirley Temple in the German version of the film Since You Went Away (1944).
- Napoleon at Saint Helena (1929)
- Melody of Love (1932)
- The Country Schoolmaster (1933)
- Pappi (1934)
- The Valiant Navigator (1935)
- The Saint and Her Fool (1935)
- The Private Life of Louis XIV (1935)
- The Time with You (1948)
- The Court Concert (1948)
- Hello, Fraulein! (1949)
- Artists' Blood (1949)
- Unknown Sender (1950)
- The Lady in Black (1951)
- Sensation in San Remo (1951)
- Professor Nachtfalter (1951)
- I'm Waiting for You (1952)
- House of Life (1952)
- Scandal at the Girls' School (1953)
- The Charming Young Lady (1953)
- The Dark Star (1955)
- The Fisherman from Heiligensee (1955)
- Love's Carnival (1955)
- Two Bavarians in St. Pauli (1956)
- Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942. McFarland, 2008.