Niese, Hansi

BORN 10 Nov 1875, Wien - DIED 4 Apr 1934, Wien
BIRTH NAME Niese, Johanna
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 14 C, Nummer 04)

Hansi Niese learned herself acting and debuted in 1891 in Znaim. In 1893 she became successful at the Raimundtheater where she was a soubrette for six years. In 1899 she moved to the Theater in der Josefstadt and in that same year she married its director Josef Jarno.

She continued her career at the stages in Vienna but also appeared in Berlin. Many times she was on the stage with Alexander Girardi who was very popular as well.

During the early 1930s she appeared in several movies. She died in 1934 in Vienna and was buried next to her huband at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna. In 1938 a statue of her by Josef Müllner was placed next to the Volkstheater in Vienna.

• Husband: Jarno, Josef (1899-1932)

Related persons
• has a connection with Anzengruber, Ludwig
• cooperated with Girardi, Alexander


The grave of Jozef Jarno and Hansi Niese at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Sep 2004)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Vienna 1900: Theater
Hansi Niese – Wikipedia

Niessen, Josef

Published: 03 Jun 2016
Last update: 18 Aug 2022