Alexandra Maria Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara

Highest Rated: 90% Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

Lowest Rated: 16% Geostorm (2017)

Birthday: Nov 12, 1978

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

With delicately chiseled Eastern European features and a lithe, graceful presence, Romanian-born actress Alexandra Maria Lara evinced professional qualities that promised to set her apart from her contemporaries. She launched her career rather nonchalantly, with roles that confined her to her native continent -- films such as the 2001 satire Südsee, eigene Insel and the 2002 psychological drama Fisimatenten that generally failed to traverse the Atlantic. Lara expanded her scope, however, via two key crossover roles, both portrayals of historic figures that played largely off of the thespian's classical look: that of Countess Maria Walewska in Yves Simoneau's 2002 epic telemovie Napoleon (about the titular French ruler) and that of Traudl Junge, a young housekeeper who bears witness to Adolf Hitler's decline, in the superior period drama Downfall (2004). International audiences next caught Lara via a small supporting role in Control (2007), director Anton Corbijn's much anticipated biopic of post-punk singer Ian Curtis.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The King's Man Actor 2020
82% The Collini Case Johanna 2020
85% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Hannah 2018
16% Geostorm Ute Fassbinder $33.7M 2017
No Score Yet Only God Can Judge Me (Nur Gott kann mich richten) Actor 2017
No Score Yet Der geilste Tag Mona Winkelmann 2016
76% Suite Française Actor $1.4M 2015
88% Rush Marlene Lauda $22.5M 2013
No Score Yet Imagine Eva 2013
No Score Yet Small World (Je n'ai rien oublié) Simone Senn 2012
No Score Yet Nachtlärm Livia 2012
No Score Yet Woman In Love (Rubbeldiekatz) Actor 2011
86% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) Jessica $0.4M 2010
39% The City of Your Final Destination Dierdre $0.5M 2010
No Score Yet Vertraute Fremde Actor 2010
No Score Yet Quartier Lointain Actor 2010
No Score Yet City of Life Actor 2009
No Score Yet Hinter Kaifeck Juliana 2009
No Score Yet City of Life Actor 2009
63% The Reader Young Ilana Mather $34.2M 2008
85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Petra Schelm $0.3M 2008
33% Miracle at St. Anna Axis Sally $7.8M 2008
32% Youth Without Youth Laura/Veronica/Rupin $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet I Really Hate My Job Suzie 2007
88% Control Annik Honoré $1M 2007
No Score Yet Wo Ist Fred? (Where Is Fred!?) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Offset Actor 2006
No Score Yet Der Fischer und seine Frau (The Fisherman and His Wife) Ida 2005
No Score Yet Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe, (About the Looking for and the Finding of Love) Actor 2005
90% Downfall (Der Untergang) Traudl Junge $5.5M 2004
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago Actor 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Marie Walewska 2002
No Score Yet Naked (Nackt) Annette 2002
No Score Yet Leo und Claire (Leo & Claire) (One Kiss) Actor 2001
84% Der Tunnel (The Tunnel) Lotte Lohmann 2001
No Score Yet Our Island in the South Pacific Sandra Bursche 1999
No Score Yet Fisimatenten Actor 1999
No Score Yet Alfons Zitterbacke Actor 1966


91% The Tunnel
No Score Yet You Are Wanted
Hanna Franke 2018
73% The Company
Lili 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Tonya 2003
No Score Yet Napoleón
Countess Marie Walewska


Traudl Junge says: All these horrors I've heard of during the Nurnberg process, these six million Jews, other thinking people or people of another race, who perished. That shocked me deeply. But I hadn't made the connection with my past. I assured myself with the thought of not being personally guilty. And that I didn't know anything about the enormous scale of it. But one day I walked by a memorial plate of Sophie Scholl in the Franz-Joseph-Strasse. I saw that she was about my age and she was executed in the same year I came to Hitler. And at that moment I actually realised that a young age isn't an excuse. And that it might have been possible to get to know things.