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Elke Sommer



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Severed Ties
  • Helena Harrison
1992
No Score Yet Jenny's War
  • Eva Gruenberg
1992
No Score Yet Neat & Tidy
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
  • Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
1986
No Score Yet Hollywood Ghost Stories
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Peter the Great
  • Charlotte
1986
No Score Yet Lily in Love
  • Alicia Braun
1985
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet No One Cries Forever
  • Lou Parker
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 The Treasure Seekers (Jamaican Gold)
  • Ursula
1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam)
  • Miss Pelham
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
58% 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 Invincible Six
  • Zari
1968
No Score Yet They Came to Rob Las Vegas (Las Vegas, 500 millones)
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Venetian Affair
  • Sandra Fane
1967
No Score Yet The Double Man
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Corrupt Ones
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Deadlier Than the Male
  • Irma Eckman
1967
No Score Yet Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
  • Didi
1966
18% 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 Frontier Hellcat
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Amongst Vultures (Unter Geiern)
  • Lisa
1964
No Score Yet The Victors
  • Helga
1963
No Score Yet The Prize
  • Inger Lisa Andersson
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

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