Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer

Highest Rated: 94% A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)

Birthday: Nov 05, 1940

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

An archetypal blonde bombshell in the tradition of Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, Elke Sommer had been born amid the devastation of World War II and raised by her Protestant parents to revere God and animals. Maturing into a strapping young woman who seemed the personification of beauty in nature, Sommer was discovered by an Italian film producer while on vacation in Italy and cast in a string of features, graduating in time from bit parts to lead roles. After a short Continental career and work in France, Spain, England and Germany, Sommer's goddess-like demeanor and sly comic timing drew the attention of the Hollywood studios. An international superstar thanks to plum (and often semi-clad) roles alongside Paul Newman in "The Prize" (1963), Peter Sellers in "A Shot in the Dark" (1964) and Bob Hope in "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number" (1965), Sommer augmented her celebrity status by posing nude for Playboy , cementing her reputation as a jet set sex kitten. When opportunities dried up in Hollywood, she returned to the Continent for a wide variety of projects, among them Mario Bava's "Lisa and the Devil" (1972), Peter Collinson's "Ten Little Indians" (1975) and Richard Quine's "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1979), which reunited her with Sellers. A fixture on talk shows, award ceremonies and quiz programs, and a fierce competitor at tennis, golf and Formula 1 racing, Sommer sailed past retirement age at full steam, living life to the extreme and entirely on her own terms.

Highest rated movies

A Shot in the Dark
Lily in Love
Lisa and the Devil
The Prize
Baron Blood
The Oscar
The Art of Love

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flashback Frau Lust (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Severed Ties Helena Harrison (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neat & Tidy Headmistress Bruno (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny's War Eva Gruenberg (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet No One Cries Forever Lou Parker (Character) - 1985
79% 11% Lily in Love Alicia Braun (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Top of the Hill Eva Heggener (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Away Elsa (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 61% The Double McGuffin Prime Minister Kura (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 41% The Prisoner of Zenda The Countess (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 36% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Miss Pelham (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamaican Gold Ursula (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stunt Seven Rebecca Wayne (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses Magdalene Kruschen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Him and Die Perrone's Secretary (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% Invisible Strangler Chris Hartman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Ten Little Indians Vera Clyde (Character) - 1975
62% 50% Lisa and the Devil Lisa Reiner (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 28% The Swiss Conspiracy Rita Jensen (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 51% Carry on Behind Professor Anna Vooshka (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Seekers Ursula (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy's Progress Clarissa (Character) - 1974
14% 34% Baron Blood Eva Arnold (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Heideline `'Uli'` Ullman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% Percy Helga (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 46% Zeppelin Erika Altschul (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invincible Six Zari (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% They Came to Rob Las Vegas Ann Bennett (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Paula Schultz (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 44% The Wrecking Crew Linka Karensky (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 62% Deadlier Than the Male Irma Eckman (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones Lilly Mancini (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 31% The Venetian Affair Sandra Fane (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 35% Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! Didi (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Lisa Baron (Character) - 1966
13% 31% The Oscar Kay Bergdahl (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Hellcat Annie Dillman (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 83% Bambole! Ulla (Character) - 1965
0% 58% The Art of Love Nikki (Character) - 1965
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Maria Gambrelli (Character) - 1964
50% 68% The Prize Inger Lisa Andersson (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phone Rings Every Night Unknown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Douce Violence Elke (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniella by Night Daniella (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 20% Sweet Ecstasy Elke (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Ingrid (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, the Italian Way Greta (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uomini e nobiluomini Caterina (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day It Rained Ellen (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Young To Die Self 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great Charlotte (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965

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