Lil Dagover

Birthday: Sep 30, 1887
Birthplace: Not Available
Actress Lil Dagover was born in Java to a Dutch family working in that country. She was educated in Baden-Baden and Weimar, Germany. While pursuing an acting career she married a much-older stage performer, Fritz Daghofer. The marriage was brief but it did give Lil her professional last name, which she respelled. Somewhat reminiscent of American film star Theda Bara in her dark-lined makeup and florid acting mannerisms, Dagover was ideal for the surrealistic ambience of her first important film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), and soon other European actresses were adopting Lil's heavy-lidded, highly stylized technique. Ms. Dagover was a particular favorite of director Fritz Lang, who cast the actress in such exotic silent classics Die Spinnen [Spiders] (1919), Destiny (1921) and Dr. Mabuse der Spieler (1922). Lil made one American film, Warner Bros.' The Woman From Monte Carlo (1931) -- yet another attempt by Hollywood moguls to create a "new" Greta Garbo, even though Dagover preceded Garbo by nearly a decade. Returning to Germany, Dagover avoided overt political involvement during the Third Reich, concentrating on harmless costume musicals and comedies during World War II. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she managed to retain her stature in the post-war years. Lil Dagover's final appearance was a small part in the German-Italian co-production End of the Game (1976)--an appropriate title for the climax of nearly half a century's worth of film roles.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Streit um den Knaben Jo (Strife Over the Boy Jo) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Maja zwischen zwei Ehen Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bismarck Actor 2014
No Score Yet Das Mädchen Irene (The Girl Irene) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Kleine Residenz (The Little Residence) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Dreiklang (Triad) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Lady Windermeres Fächer (Lady Windermere's Fan) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Umwege zum Glück Actor 2011
No Score Yet Rosen im Herbst Actor 2011
No Score Yet Friedrich Schiller - Der Triumph Eines Genies Actor 2011
No Score Yet Hungarian Rhapsody (ungarische Rhapsodie) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Schlußakkord (Final Accord) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Der geheime Kurier (The Secret Courier) Actor 2010
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Mrs. Gastman 1975
No Score Yet Karl May Bertha von Suttner 1974
No Score Yet Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian) Frau Eschenlohr 1973
No Score Yet Strange Countess Countess Moron 1961
No Score Yet The High Command Madame Martin 1938
No Score Yet Die Kreutzersonate (The Kreutzer Sonata) Actor 1937
No Score Yet Fridericus Actor 1937
No Score Yet Congress Dances The Countess 1931
No Score Yet Der weiße Teufel (The White Devil) Actor 1930
No Score Yet Monte-Cristo Actor 1929
No Score Yet The Maelstrom of Paris (Le Tourbillon de Paris) Actor 1928
No Score Yet Zur Chronik von Grieshuus (The Chronicles of the Gray House) Barbara 1925
80% Tartuffe Elmire 1925
89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) Zobeide Tiaotsien 1924
No Score Yet Phantom Marie Starke 1922
93% Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit) (Dr. Mabuse, King of Crime) Actor 1922
100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) Jane 1920
No Score Yet Spiders, Part 2: The Diamond Ship (Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, Die) Actor 1920
No Score Yet Spiders, Part 1: The Golden Lake (Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See) Actor 1919
No Score Yet Harakiri Actor 1919
No Score Yet Hans engelska fru (His English Wife) Actor