BORN 14 Jun 1904, Mürzzuschlag, Steiermark - DIED 30 Sep 2001, Schwaighofen (near Bad Heilbrunn), Bayern|
REAL NAME Walter, Eugenie Jenny
GRAVE LOCATION Graz, Steiermark: St. Peter Stadtfriedhof, Petersgasse 67
Daughter of a factory owner. She was educated at the Klosterschule in Graz. When she was sixteen years old she married the actor Emo Jugo in Fiume. One year later they split up.
In 1924 she got a contract for three years with UFA, but her succes was limited. Only after she switched to comical parts things went better. Succes came next to Werner Krauss in the satirical "Die Hose" (1927), based on the work of Carl Sternheim.
When the era of the silent movie ended her career seemed to be over, but after she took acting as well as singing lessons she was succesful in comedies by Erich Engel. In 1936 the actor Friedrich Benfer became her second husband. During the was she had little work because her Slavic look didn't fit in with the image of the blonde German woman.
Her last movie was "Königskinder" (1949), directed by Helmut Käutner. In 1949 she withdrew from the movie business and she bought a farm in Schönrain near Bad Heilbrunn in Bavaria, where she lived for the rest of her life with Benfer. As a result of bad medical treatment she was bound to a wheelchair from the 1970s onwards. She died in 2001.
cooperated with Engel, Erich