Wera Engels
German actor
Wera Engels
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.
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  • 1988
    Age 82
    Died on November 16, 1988.
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  • 1953
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She lived the rest of her life with Erna Hoffmann (widow of Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler's friend and personal photographer) in the Munich area.
  • 1935
    Age 29
    She was contracted with RKO. She and actress Mary Pickford reportedly became good friends. In 1935 she returned to Germany, but left soon thereafter.
    More Details Hide Details Back in Hollywood, she dated Gary Cooper for a while but married Lithuanian-born actor/writer Ivan Lebedeff.
  • 1905
    Born on May 12, 1905.
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