Ballasko, Viktoria von

ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 24 Jan 1909, Wien - DIED 10 May 1976, Berlin
REAL NAME Ballasko, Viktoria Maria Franziska von
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Lichterfelde-Giesensdorf, Ostpreussendamm131a (1e Reihe nahe der Südwand der Dorfkirche )

Viktoria von Ballasko was born in Vienna as the daughter of a high ranked officer. She was educated at the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and debuted in Bern in 1929.

She had theatre engagements in Chemnitz, Breslau, Wien, Munich, Stuttgart and from 1935 onwards at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin. During the thirties she was discovered for the movies by Luis Trenker, who gave her a main part in "Der Kaiser von Kalifornien" (1936). She appeared in many more movies until the end of the war.

After the war she was able to continue her career, but she was less succesful. In 1949 she married Curt Behrendt. In 1956 she retired from the movies after her last part in "Die Halbstarken" and disappeared from the public eye. She died in 1976 Berlin and was buried at the small cemetery of the village church at Berlin Lichterfelde-Giesensdorf.

Sources
Viktoria von Ballasko
Porträt der Schauspielerin Viktoria von Ballasko by Thomas Staedeli
Internet Movie Database
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005

Images

Viktoria von Ballasko.
(1939-1940)

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
(1941-1944)

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
Picture by Tobis-Sandau

 

The grave of Viktoria von Ballasko at the Friedhof Lichterfelde-Giesensdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (30 Mar 2007)

 

The grave of Viktoria von Ballasko at the Friedhof Lichterfelde-Giesensdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (30 Mar 2007)

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
(1939-1940)
Picture by Foto Binz

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
(1937-1938)
Picture by Atelier Willott, Berlin

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
(1935-1036)
Picture by Neucophon - Film der Terra

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
Picture by Terra Film

 

Viktoria von Ballasko.
Picture by Clausen-Tobis Rota

 


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Published: 8 Jul 2007
Last update: 20 Jul 2014