Kaaren Verne

Highest Rated: 100% The Seventh Cross (1944)
Lowest Rated: 81% Ship of Fools (1965)
Birthday: Apr 6, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Berlin-born actress Kaaren Verne fled her homeland in 1938 when it became obvious (to her, at least) that Hitler was hazardous to her future well-being. Verne made her English-language movie debut in the 1939 British film Ten Days in Paris, and the following year had settled in Hollywood. At first, the studios tried to play down her German heritage by briefly changing her professional name to Catherine Young, but after America's entry into World War II, the publicity value of a Teutonic actress who'd turned her back on Naziism was too good to avoid. During this period, Verne was the wife of Peter Lorre, with whom she appeared in All Through the Night. Even after their divorce, Lorre was known to turn to Verne in moments of crisis, often telephoning her late at night to tearfully pour out his insecurities. Kaaren Verne remained in films until her death, essaying worldly-wise character vignettes in such films as Ship of Fools (1965) and Torn Curtain (1966).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Madame X Nurse Riborg 1966
81% Ship of Fools Frau Lutz 1965
No Score Yet A Bullet for Joey Mrs. Hartman 1955
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves Madame Legay 1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful Rosa 1953
100% The Seventh Cross Leni 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Charlotte Eberli 1943
100% Kings Row Elise Sandor 1942
100% All Through the Night Leda Hamilton 1941
No Score Yet Underground Sylvia Helmuth 1941


80% The Twilight Zone
  • 1961