Wera Engels

Born May 12, 1905
Hometown Kiel
Died Nov 16, 1988
Death Place Germany

Wera Engels was a German actress. Wera Engels was a daughter of a German Admiral and Governor of the then German colony Tsing-tau-China. After successful leading roles in productions of the well-established German UFA-studios in Babelsberg as well as in France, Engels was invited to Hollywood. Producers saw her as a cheap alternative to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. She was contracted with RKO. Engels was given roles under Walter Futter and M.H. Hoffman.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born on May 12, 1905.


1935 30 Years Old By 1935 she returned to Germany, but left soon thereafter, because of the decline of the German movie industry caused by the Nazi propaganda machine. … Read More


1953 48 Years Old After Lebedeff's death in 1953 of Angina pectoris, she moved back to Europe, where she stayed with several friends in London and Stockholm before she went back to Germany. … Read More


1988 84 Years Old Died on November 16, 1988.
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