Koppenhöfer, Maria

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Dec 1901, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 29 Nov 1948, Heidelberg
REAL NAME Koppenhöfer, Maria Johanna Julia
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Fangelsbachfriedhof, Cottastrasse

Daughter of Franz Koppenhöfer (1866-1942), a hotel owner from Stuttgart. As a child she already wanted to become an actress. She took acting lessons in Stuttgart with Emmy Remold and she started her career in that city. After engagements in Munich and Cologne she went to the Deutsche Theater in Berlin in 1925. In 1926 she was engaged at the Staatstheater, where she became a Staatsschauspielerin (actress of state) in 1943. On 14 Sep 1928 she married Dr. Julius Halewicz in Berlin. On 7 May 1929 they had a daughter, Milenka, but after seven years their marriage ended in a divorce on 8 Jun 1936.

She also had an active movie career, starting in 1931. In 1932 she appeared in "Unheimliche Geschichten" and in 1938 in "Der Berg ruft!". She was also in Leni Riefenstahl's "Tiefland" that was filmed in 1945 but not released before 1954.

In 1945 her daughter Milenka died at the age of sixteen. After the war she was on the stage in Munich and in Frankfurt am Main. Her last part was that of "Aurelie" in Girardot's "Die Irre von Chaillot". For several years she had suffered from cancer and she died in 1948 in Heidelberg. She was buried in the family grave in Stuttgart.

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Maria Koppenhöfer

Images

Maria Koppenhöfer.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Haenchen

 

Maria Koppenhöfer.
(1939-1940)
Picture by H. von Kujawa

 

The grave of Maria Koppenhöfer at the Fangelsbachfriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (28 Jan 2010)

 

The grave of Maria Koppenhöfer at the Fangelsbachfriedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (28 Jan 2010)

 

Maria Koppenhöfer.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Binz

 


Korb, Irene

Published: 6 Feb 2010
Last update: 5 Sep 2016