Katharina Thalbach

Katharina Thalbach

Highest Rated: 87% Strike (2006)

Lowest Rated: 83% The Tin Drum (1979)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1954

Birthplace: Berlin, East Germany

Carrying on the artistic ambitions of her family--her father was a Swiss film director and her mother an actress--Katharina Thalbach also took up acting, and to date has appeared opposite the likes of Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, and other renowned performers. She started out in German television during the '60s, which led to film roles throughout the subsequent decade, including Volker Schlöndorff's international success "The Tin Drum." For the 1979 film about a stunted youth living in 1930s Germany, she landed the part of Maria Matzerath, the main character's first mistress; unfortunately, some of the attention paid to her was likely related to simulated love scenes with actor David Bennent, then 11 years old. Although the movie was banned as obscene in certain places, this did not hurt Thalbach's career long-term. Indeed, one of her subsequent appearances was in the 1982 American film "Sophie's Choice" as Wanda, a Nazi Resistance fighter who befriends the protagonist, played by Streep. Plenty of German movie roles followed over the next few decades, including the lead female role in the drama "Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg," about real-life Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. In 2006, she re-teamed with Schlöndorff for "Strike," in which she played a Polish labor worker who took part in various important events across three decades. Thalbach also did voice work for the German translation of Disney's 2002 animated feature "Lilo and Stitch."

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No Score Yet 43% 100 Things Oma Konaske (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Princess Lily Nessaja (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni & Nanni: Mehr als beste Freunde Lehrerin (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Off Then Omma Bertha (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raven the Little Rascal: The Big Race Frau Dachs (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Ride Taxifunkerin (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Full of Honey Vivian (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 64% Ruby Red Großtante Maddy (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni & Nanni III Mademoiselle Bertoux (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raven the Little Rascal Frau Dachs (Voice) - 2012
86% 59% Moon Man Moon Man (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Measuring the World Mutter Gauß (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 43% Forgotten Gabriela (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni and Nanni 2 Mademoiselle Bertoux (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moon and Other Lovers Hanna Lottner (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstilzchen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% The Three Robbers Wunderliche Tante (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 30% Offset Frau Fischer (Character) - 2006
87% 69% Strike Agnieszka Kowalska (Character) $8.9K 2006
No Score Yet 100% Nicht alle waren Mörder Oma Teuber (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 82% Sun Alley Mutter Ehrenreich (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Volcano Mutter Schwalbe (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo for Clarinet Louise Bethmann (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in Trouble Frau Stankowski (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 75% The Fearless Four Die böse Erbin (Voice) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Life & Death Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 67% Kaspar Hauser Comtesse Hochberg (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 69% Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg Marja (Character) - 1990
83% 84% The Tin Drum Maria Matzerath (Character) $5.5K 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winterspelt Läthe Lenk (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 75% The Second Awakening of Christa Klages Lena Seidlhofer (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lotte in Weimar Unknown (Character) - 1975

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Grimm's finest fairy tales Unknown (Character) 2009

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