Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (mɑrˈleɪnəˈdiːtrɪk, 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer.
Karin Dor (born 22 February 1938) is a German actress who became popular in the 1960s playing heroines in Edgar Wallace and Karl May movies. She starred in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and the Alfred Hitchcock movie Topaz. Today, she is doing more stage roles with some movies tacked on.
Ursula Thiess (May 15, 1924 – June 19, 2010) was a German film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s
Lilli Palmer (24 May 1914 – 27 January 1986), born Lilli Marie Peiser, was a German actress. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreis three times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award.
Nina Bott (born 1 January 1978 in Hamburg) is a German actress.
Klaus Kinski (born Klaus Gunther Nakszynski; 18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991) was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and is remembered as a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Cobra Verde (1987). He was considered a "divisive and controversial figure in Germany. His violent outbursts on set—famously captured on film in Herzog's documentary 'My Best Fiend'—are the stuff of legend."
Sabine Ehrenfeld (born 27 November 1963 in Mannheim) is a German model and actress. She was best known for her role in a series of advertisements as the spokesperson for web retailer Overstock.com. She moved to the United States in the mid-1980s.
Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef (28 December 1925 – 1 February 2002) was a German actress, singer, and writer. She was billed in some English language films as Hildegard Neff or Hildegarde Neff.
Lilian Harvey (19 January 1906 – 27 July 1968) was a German-British British-born actress and singer, long based in Germany, where she is best known for her role as Christel Weinzinger in Erik Charell's 1931 film Der Kongreß tanzt.
Erdoğan Atalay (born on September 22, 1966 in Hanover, West Germany) is a German actor.
Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and Liza in I Served the King of England.
Kaaren Verne (6 April 1918 – 23 December 1967), was a German-born actress. Sometimes billed as Karen Verne, she was originally a stage actress and member of the Berlin State Theatre.
Ken Duken (born 17 April 1979) is a German actor.
Thomas Wlaschiha (born 20 June 1973) is a German television, film, stage, and voice actor. Internationally, he is known for his roles as Jaqen H'ghar in the second and fifth seasons of the TV series Game of Thrones, as well as Sebastian Berger in the TV series Crossing Lines.
Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens (13 December 1915 – 18 June 1982) was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens.
Nadja Uhl (born 23 May 1972) is a German actress.
Lil Dagover (30 September 1897 – January 1980) was a German stage, film and television actress whose career spanned nearly six decades.
Friedrich Gustav Maximilian "Max" Schreck (6 September 1879 – 20 February 1936) was a German actor. He is most often remembered for his lead role as Count Orlok in the film Nosferatu (1922).
Elisabeth Bergner (August 22, 1897 – May 12, 1986) was a German language film and stage actress who acted in Germany until moving to England to escape the Nazi threat to the Jews. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film All About Eve was reportedly based on her own experience of employing a young female admirer who then tries to upstage her.
Christiane Paul (born 8 March 1974 in Berlin-Pankow) is a German film, television and stage actress.
Dorothea Wieck (3 January 1908, Davos, Switzerland – 19 February 1986, Berlin, West Germany) was a German theatre and film actress.
Nina Hoss (born 7 July 1975) is a German actress.
Juliane Köhler (born 6 August 1965) is a German theatre, television and film actress.
Cornelia Froboess (born 28 October 1943, Wriezen) is a German actress and a teen idol of the 1950s and early 1960s. During that time, Froboess appeared in many musical films, especially after the rock and roll wave had hit Germany. In those comedy films, she would often portray the typical Berliner Göre (brat from Berlin) who craves independence from her strict parents.
Horst Tappert (26 May 1923 − 13 December 2008) was a German movie and television actor who played Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick.