Brigitte Mira

Brigitte Mira

Highest Rated: 100% Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1976)

Lowest Rated: 63% Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1910

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

A short, dumpy character player with brunette hair and sagging, weathered features, Mira became unexpectedly prominent in her sixties in German film. Like actors from Marie Dressler to Jessica Tandy, Mira won some fine leading roles in her senior years precisely because of her seemingly ordinary nature, and a versatility which enabled her to play both downtrodden and stern alike. Her roles in the 1970s and 80s ranged from leads to character cameos but, whether cast as put-upon proletariats, idiosyncratic servants or nasty mothers, she always made an impression. Mira was especially good in key films by New German Cinema's most prolific talent, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. More than any other filmmaker, he realized that behind the plainness, Mira offered a face full of character, a memorable speaking voice, and the talent for total conviction in her roles.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Willi and the Windzors Queen Mum (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderous Decisions Mrs. Blondell (Character) - 1996
83% 70% Chinese Roulette Kast (Character) - 1976
100% 88% Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Emma Küsters (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 85% Fear of Fear Mutter (Character) - 1975
95% 90% Every Man for Himself and God Against All Kathe (Character) - 1974
100% 91% Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Emmi Kurowski (Character) - 1974
63% No Score Yet Tenderness of the Wolves Louise Engel (Character) - 1973


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