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Hanna Schygulla

  Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943) is a German actress and chanson singer. She is generally considered the most prominent German actress of the New German Cinema. Schygulla was born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia, to German parents Antonie (née Mzyk) and Joseph Schygulla. Her father, a timber merchant by profession, was then drafted as an infantryman in the German Army and was captured by American forces in Italy, subsequently being held as a prisoner of war until 1948. In the 1960s, Schygulla studied Romance languages and German studies, while taking acting lessons in Munich during her spare time. Acting eventually became her focus, and she became particularly known for her film work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. During the making of Effi Briest (1974), an adaptation of a classic German novel, Fassbinder and Schygulla fell out over divergent interpretations of the character. Also a problem for Schygulla was low pay, and she led a revolt against Fassbinder on this issue during the making of Effi Briest. Fassbinder's response was typically blunt: "I can't stand the sight of your face any more. You bust my balls". After this, they did not work together for several years until The Marriage of Maria Braun in 1978. The film was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where Schygulla won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance. Schygulla has acted in French, Italian, and American films. In the 1990s she also became known and well regarded as a chanson singer. In Juliane Lorenz's documentary film Life, Love and Celluloid (1998), on Fassbinder and related topics, Schygulla performs several songs. In 2002, she appeared in VB51, a performance by the artist Vanessa Beecroft. In 2007, she appeared in the film The Edge of Heaven, directed by Fatih Akın, to wide acclaim. In 2007 she received the Honorary Award from the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and in 2010 she received the Honorary Golden Bear from the Berlin Film Festival. Hanna Schygulla has lived in Paris since 1981. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hanna Schygulla, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 25, 1943 In Chorzów, Polska
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Yunan
Latest Project:
Movie Poor Things 2023-12-07
Known For
Movie Yunan 2025
Movie Poor Things Martha Von Kurtzroc 2023-12-07
Movie Peter von Kant Rosemarie 2022-07-06
Movie Everything Went Fine Swiss Lady 2021-07-18
Movie Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful Self 2020-08-02
Movie The Wonderful Journey of Selma Lagerlöf Self - Quote Reader (voice) 2020-12-19
Movie The Mystery of Henri Pick Ludmila Blavitsky 2019-03-06
Series Ad Vitam - Participation - 2018-11-08
Movie The Prayer Sister Myriam 2018-03-21
Movie Lucky Lotte 2017-05-20
Movie La lucida follia di Marco Ferreri Herself 2017-05-09
Movie Marco Ferreri: Dangerous But Necessary Self 2017-05-09
Movie Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day: A Series Becomes a Family Reunion Self 2017-02-13
Movie Unless Danielle 2016-10-14
Movie Hotel Bogota - Eine einmalige Geschichte Selbst 2015-12-15
Movie Fassbinder Herself 2015-04-30
Movie Marcello Mastroianni, latin lover Self 2015-01-01
Movie The Quiet Roar Eva 2014-04-11
Movie Once Upon a Time… The Marriage of Maria Braun Self 2012-06-12
Movie Lullaby to my Father Narrator (voice) 2012-10-30
Movie Avanti Suzanne 2012-09-22
Movie Faust Moneylender's Wife 2011-09-08
Movie Lusitanian Illusion Erika Mann (voice) 2010-04-22
Movie Heiligendamm A. van der Qualen 2010-01-02
Movie Clara, une passion française Clara 2009-11-13
Movie Alicia Bustamante 2009-01-01
Movie Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz: A Mega Movie and its Story Interviewee 2007-11-13
Movie Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz Remastered: Notes on the Restoration Interviewee 2007-11-13
Movie Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz: A Mega Movie and Its Story Self 2007-11-13
Movie The Edge of Heaven Susanne Staub 2007-09-27
Movie Das unreine Mal Gerda Albrecht geb. Böhm 2006-12-27
Movie Winter Journey Martha "Mucky" Brenninger 2006-11-23
Series Filmlegenden. Deutsch Self 2006-01-14
Movie Filmlegenden. Deutsch Self 2005-06-26
Movie Von Sex bis Simmel Self 2005-02-04
Movie The Quiet Love Frau Marx 2005-11-22
Movie Promised Land Hanna 2004-04-11
Movie Fassbinder in Hollywood Self 2002-07-02
Movie Werckmeister Harmonies Tünde Eszter 2001-02-01
Movie Janela da Alma Self 2001-10-20
Movie Fassbinder's Women Herself 2000-11-10
Movie Fassbinder’s Women Herself 2000-11-10
Movie The Girl of Your Dreams Magda Goebbels 1998-11-13
Movie Angelo Nero Eloide 1998-06-24
Movie Life, Love & Celluloid Herself 1998-02-20
Movie Tutte le donne di Fassbinder 1997-09-01
Movie Lea Wanda 1996-12-12
Movie One Hundred and One Nights La seconde ex-épouse de M. Cinéma 1995-01-25
Movie The Night of the Filmmakers Self 1995-02-12
Movie The Sunset Boys Ewa Loehwe 1995-08-04
Movie Life's Little Treasures Léna 1994-01-12
Movie Aux petits bonheurs Léna 1994-01-12
Movie The Blue Exile The Actress 1993-05-27
Movie Madame Bäurin Tante Agathe 1993-01-01
Movie I Don't Just Want You to Love Me Self 1993-01-01
Movie Golem, l'esprit de l'exil L'Esprit de l'Exil 1992-09-24
Movie Warsaw: Year 5703 Stephania 1992-08-26
Movie I Don’t Just Want You to Love Me Self 1992-06-11
Movie Role Play: Women on Fassbinder Interviewee 1992-01-01
Movie Dead Again Inga 1991-08-23
Movie Adventure of Catherine C. Fanny Hohenstein 1990-08-29
Movie Abraham's Gold Barbara 'Bärbel' Hunzinger 1990-04-26
Movie The Summer of Miss Forbes Mrs. Forbes 1989-03-03
Movie Miss Arizona Mici 1988-02-04
Movie Casanova Casanova's Mother 1987-03-01
Movie Forever, Lulu Elaine 1986-11-13
Movie The Delta Force Ingrid 1986-02-14
Movie Barnum Jenny Lind 1986-11-30
Series Peter the Great Catherine Skevronskaya 1986-02-02
Movie The Future Is Woman Anna 1984-09-05
Movie A Love in Germany Pauline Kropp 1983-10-26
Movie Sheer Madness Olga 1983-02-25
Movie The Story of Piera Eugenia 1983-02-02
Movie Antonieta Anna 1982-10-21
Movie Godard's Passion Hanna 1982-05-26
Movie The Night of Varennes Countess Sophie de la Borde 1982-05-15
Movie Scénario du film 'Passion' 1982-01-28
Movie Scénario du film Passion Self 1982-01-28
Movie Circle of Deceit Ariane Nassar 1981-10-15
Movie Lili Marleen Willie 1981-01-14
Movie Berlin Alexanderplatz Eva 1980-08-28
Series Berlin Alexanderplatz Eva 1980-10-12
Movie The Great Runaway Frau Piesch 1979-09-30
Series The Great Runaway Frau Piesch 1979-09-30
Movie The Third Generation Susanne Gast 1979-05-30
Movie The Marriage of Maria Braun Maria Braun 1979-03-23
Movie New Year's Eve Society woman 1978-12-31
Movie Die Dämonen Dascha 1977-11-20
Movie Intermezzo für fünf Hände Lisa Wegner 1976-05-15
Movie The Clown Marie 1976-01-14
Movie Der Stumme Martha 1976-01-01
Movie Der Katzensteg Regine Hackelberg 1975-08-07
Movie Wrong Move Therese 1975-06-29
Movie Effi Briest Effi Briest 1974-06-20
Movie Jail Bait Ärztin 1973-01-09
Movie The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Karin Thimm 1972-10-05
Movie Bremen Freedom Luisa Mauer 1972-11-12
Movie The Merchant of Four Seasons Anna Epp, Hans's sister 1972-02-10
Movie Bremer Freiheit Luisa Mauer 1972-12-12
Series Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day Marion Andreas 1972-10-29
Movie Eight Hours Don't Make a Day Marion Andreas 1972-10-29
Series Eight Hours Don't Make a Day Marion Andreas 1972-10-29
Movie Jakob von Gunten Lisa Benjamenta 1971-10-06
Movie Beware of a Holy Whore Hanna 1971-08-28
Movie Whity Hanna 1971-06-02
Movie Mathias Kneißl Mathilde Schreck 1971-05-27
Movie Pioneers in Ingolstadt Berta 1971-05-19
Movie Rio das Mortes Hanna 1971-02-15
Movie The Coffee House Lisaura 1970-05-18
Movie Baal Luise 1970-01-07
Movie Love Is Colder Than Death Johanna 1970-01-16
Movie Why Does Mr. R. Run Amok? Hanna 1970-06-28
Movie End of the Commune? Herself 1970-06-05
Movie Ende einer Kommune? Herself 1970-06-05
Movie Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? Hanna 1970-06-28
Movie The Niklashausen Journey Johanna 1970-10-26
Movie Gods of the Plague Joanna 1970-07-24
Movie Kuckucksei im Gangsternest Maria 1969-12-25
Movie Die Revolte Sandra V. 1969-10-20
Movie Katzelmacher Marie 1969-10-07
Movie Hunting Scenes from Bavaria Paula 1969-05-29
Movie The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp Lucy 1968-10-10