Senta Berger

Born May 13, 1941

Senta Berger is an Austrian film, stage and television actress, producer and author. Regarded by critics as one of the greatest actresses of the post-war period, and frequently named as one of the leading German-speaking actresses in polls, Berger has received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include three Bambi Awards, two Romys, an Adolf Grimme Award, both a Deutscher and a Bayerischer Fernsehpreis, and a Goldene Kamera.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on May 13, 1941.


1957 16 Years Old Berger also took private acting lessons. In 1957, she won her first small role in one of the final films directed by Austrian auteur Willi Forst. … Read More
1958 17 Years Old In 1958, she became the youngest member of the Josefstadt Theatre in Vienna.


1962 21 Years Old Bernhard Wicki and Artur Brauner produced the film The Good Soldier Schweijk with Berger and the German actor Heinz Rühmann. Brauner used Berger in several films, but she soon tired of musicals. In 1962, she went to Hollywood and worked with stars such as Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Jack Kelly, and Yul Brynner. … Read More
1963 22 Years Old In 1963, Berger met Michael Verhoeven, son of the German film director Paul Verhoeven (not to be confused with the Dutch Paul Verhoeven). They started their own film production company in 1965. In 1966, Senta and Michael married. … Read More
1964 23 Years Old In November 1964, she guest starred in an episode of the U.S. television show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, entitled "The Double Affair". … Read More
Berger married director and producer Michael Verhoeven in 1966. … Read More
1967 26 Years Old In 1967, Berger acted in the pilot film for the Robert Wagner television series It Takes a Thief, which aired on American television network ABC on 9 January 1968.
1969 28 Years Old She reprised her role in the series in October 1969, in an episode in which her character was killed off. … Read More


1974 33 Years Old Between 1974 and 1982, she played the “Buhlschaft” in the play Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival with Curd Jürgens and Maximilian Schell. … Read More


1985 44 Years Old In 1985–86, Berger started a comeback in front of German-speaking audiences in the TV serial Kir Royal. … Read More


2005 64 Years Old In the same year, she also started a career as a singer of chansons. 2005 saw her in the film, Einmal so wie ich will, as a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage who finds love on holiday, but turns her back on the relationship. … Read More
2006 65 Years Old In the spring of 2006, Berger's autobiography was published in Germany: Ich habe ja gewußt, daß ich fliegen kann ("I Knew That I Could Fly"). … Read More
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