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Asta Nielsen

Highest Rated:   75% The Joyless Street (1925)
Lowest Rated:   75% The Joyless Street (1925)
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Silent screen actress Asta Nielsen was renowned worldwide. Considered "the most fascinating personality of the primitive era," she made over seventy films in her 22-year career. Prior to her silver screen debut in 1910's Afgrunden, the Denmark born actress worked in the theater for ten years. She made Afgrunden against the advice of her theatrical peers, but it earned her immediate recognition for her naturalistic, subtle style that was in direct contrast to the broader acting style affected by most silent film performers. Soon after the film's release, she received a contract offer from a German film company. Three years later she became a world-renowned star. Part of Nielsen's naturalness on film came from her ability to 'live herself into' her characters. In addition to acting, she also participated in other aspects of filmmaking including the selection of locales, props, character development, casting, costuming, and publicity. While most of her films were melodramas, such as Die Verraeterin (1911), Nielsen always endeavored to expand her range. As a result, she has been described as not only, an extremely erotic actress, but also a gifted comedienne in films like Das Liebes-ABC (1916). In 1920, she formed her own production company. In 1932, she reluctantly made one sound film Ummoegliche Liebe and then permanently retired.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Das Mädchen ohne Vaterland
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet S1
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Asta Nielsen
  • Actor
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Nach Dem Gesetz
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Balletdanserinden
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Engelein
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Vanina oder Die Galgenhochzeit (Vanina)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Dirnentragödie (Tragedy of the Street)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Fante-anne
  • Actor
2000
75% The Joyless Street
  • Maria Lechner
1925
No Score Yet Hamlet
  • Hamlet
1921
No Score Yet Der Fremde Vogel
  • Actor
1911
No Score Yet Den sorte drøm (The Black Dream)
  • Actor
1911
No Score Yet Afgrunden (The Abyss)
  • Magda
1910

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