Karin Dor

Karin Dor

Highest Rated: 91% I Knew Her Well (1966)

Lowest Rated: 69% Topaz (1969)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1938

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Though she enjoyed a long career on both the German and American screen, Karin Dor remained best known for her appearance as the red-haired assassin Helga Brandt in the 007 film "You Only Live Twice" (1967). Born in Weisbaden, Germany in 1938, Dor studied ballet in her youth. She began appearing as a film extra in her teens, making a background appearance in "The Last Waltz" (1953). The role was non-speaking, but Dor nonetheless caught the attention of director Arthur Maria Rabenalt, who recommended her as an actor to fellow director Harald Reinl. Dor and Reinl fell in love as they worked together on "Rosen-Resli" (1954) despite Dor being only 16. She lied on forms to claim she was 18, and the two were soon married. Dor would continue to act successfully in German films, but eventually became an international player as well, making her first English-language appearance in "The Face of Fu Manchu" (1965). She was soon afterward cast in "You Only Live Twice," and later appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "Topaz" (1967). Dor and Reisl divorced in 1968, and she continued to act in the decades to follow, largely returning to the German film industry with roles in movies like the Johann Strauss biopic "Johann Strauss: The King without a Crown" (1987) and 2006's "I am the Other Woman" (2006). Dor passed away in 2017. She was 79.

Highest rated movies

I Knew Her Well
The Face of Fu Manchu
You Only Live Twice
Topaz

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misplaced World Rosa (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 0% I Am the Other Woman Frau Winter (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Against the Desert Karin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warhead Liora (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner in the Middle Liora (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment Terror Maleva Kerstein (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 18% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Maleva Kerstein (Character) - 1970
69% 36% Topaz Juanita de Cordoba (Character) - 1969
73% 68% You Only Live Twice Helga Brandt (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinister Monk Gwendolin (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 41% The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Baroness Lilian von Brabant (Character) - 1967
91% 81% I Knew Her Well Barbara (Character) $9.3K 1966
No Score Yet 67% Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy Brunhild (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Tomahawk Cora Munroe (Character) - 1965
80% 30% The Face of Fu Manchu Maria Muller (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Black Widow Clarisse (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Long as You Live Pepita (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 13 Denise (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 55% Last of the Renegades Ribanna (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Spider Muriel Irvine (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 40% The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle Claridge Dorsett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 46% The Treasure of Silver Lake Ellen Patterson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carpet of Horror Ann Learner (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forger of London Jane Clifton (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Archer Valerie Howett (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Terrible People Nora Sanders (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Dr. Mabuse Liane Martin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Horse Inn Brigitte Giesecke (Character) - 1960