Elke Sommer

Highest Rated: 93% A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)
Birthday: Nov 5, 1940
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Blonde German-born actress Elke Sommer was the daughter of a Lutheran minister who died when she was 14. At 17, Sommer was working as a nursemaid in London, an "au pair" situation that enabled her to learn English. She attended college in Germany planning to be a diplomatic translator, but was sidetracked into a modeling career, which led to her German movie debut in Das Totenschiff (1959). While on tour in Italy, Sommer caught the eye of a producer who gave her an important role in Femmine di Lusso (1959) -- and, in the process, Sommer was able to master yet another language. Along with several other European actresses, Sommer received her first international break in The Victors (1963); the fact that she shot her scenes twice -- once in the nude -- was good for plenty of press coverage in the U.S. She followed this film by appearing opposite Paul Newman in The Prize (1963) and Peter Seller in A Shot in the Dark (1964). During this period, Sommer met her future husband, writer Joe Hyams, while he was interviewing her for a magazine article. Her subsequent film career had as many valleys as hills, but Sommer remained popular on the international show business scene -- especially TV talk shows, thanks to her fluency in seven languages. Elke Sommer's latest appearances included a guest shot in the American TV series St. Elsewhere and a supporting part in the 1992 film Severed Ties.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jenny's War Eva Gruenberg 1992
No Score Yet Severed Ties Helena Harrison 1992
No Score Yet Neat & Tidy Actor 1987
No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Isabel Von Hohenstauffen 1986
No Score Yet Peter the Great Charlotte 1986
No Score Yet Hollywood Ghost Stories Actor 1986
No Score Yet Lily in Love Alicia Braun 1985
No Score Yet No One Cries Forever Lou Parker 1984
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Actor 1984
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich Actor 1982
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Chris Hartman 1981
No Score Yet One Away Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Natalie, the Countess 1979
No Score Yet The Double McGuffin Prime Minister Kura 1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam) Miss Pelham 1979
No Score Yet The Treasure Seekers (Jamaican Gold) Ursula 1979
No Score Yet I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (Drop Dead, Dearest) (Left for Dead) Magdalene Kruschen 1978
No Score Yet The Swiss Conspiracy Rita Jensen 1976
No Score Yet Carry On Behind Professor Anna Vooshka 1975
No Score Yet Ein unbekannter rechnet ab (Ten Little Indians)(And Then There Were None) Vera Clyde 1974
No Score Yet Einer von uns beiden (One or the Other of Us) Miezi 1974
62% Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (The Devil in the House of Exorcism) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Die Reise Nach Wien Actor 1973
14% Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga) Eva Arnold 1972
No Score Yet Probe Actor 1972
No Score Yet Zeppelin Erika Altschal 1971
No Score Yet Percy Helga 1971
No Score Yet The Wrecking Crew Linka Karensky 1968
No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Paula Schultz 1968
No Score Yet They Came to Rob Las Vegas (Las Vegas, 500 millones) Actor 1968
No Score Yet The Invincible Six Zari 1968
No Score Yet The Venetian Affair Sandra Fane 1967
No Score Yet The Double Man Actor 1967
No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male Irma Eckman 1967
No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones (Die Hölle von Macao) Lilly Mancini 1967
No Score Yet Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! Didi 1966
17% The Oscar Kay Bergdahl 1966
No Score Yet The Money Trap Lisa Baron 1966
0% The Art of Love Nikki 1965
No Score Yet Bambole Ulla 1965
93% A Shot in the Dark Maria Gambrelli 1964
No Score Yet Amongst Vultures (Unter Geiern) Lisa 1964
No Score Yet Frontier Hellcat Actor 1964
No Score Yet The Victors Helga 1963
No Score Yet Sweet Ecstasy Elke 1962
No Score Yet Sweet Ecstasy (Douce violence) Actor 1962
No Score Yet Daniella by Night Daniella Director 1961

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • 1986
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1979

QUOTES FROM Elke Sommer CHARACTERS