Wolff, Amalie

BORN 11 Dec 1780, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 18 Aug 1851, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Malcolmi, Anna Amalie
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II, Bergmanstrasse 39-41, Kreuzberg (Feld D-HA-35)

Daughter of the actor Carl Friedrich Malcolmi (1745-1819). She debuted at the age of eight at the Hoftheater in Weimar as Justel in "Alchymisten". On request of Goethe she was educated as an actress by Corona Schröter. In 1794 she was engaged permanently at the Hoftheater. After the unexpected death of the actress Christiane Becker-Neumann in 1797 she took over several of her parts. On 29 May 1802 she was very successful as Solisa in "Alarcos" by Schlegel.

According to the wishes of Goethe she was Isabella in the premiere of Schiller's "Braut von Messina" in 1803. In 1804 she married the actor Pius Alexander Wolff. She was recently divorced and this was already her third marriage. In 1810 they performed together in Goethe's "Faust". Invited by Iffland's successor Graf Brühl and much to the disappointment of Goethe, they were engaged at the Court Theatre in Berlin where they often performed together. After a few years her husband's health detoriated and in 1828 they stayed in France for his health. He felt he was going to die and tried to return to Berlin in time, but after they reached Weimar he died there and he was buried in Weimar.

Amalie returned to Berlin and worked there for sixteen years more as an actress. Failing eyesight forced her to retire from the stage in 1844. She died in Berlin in 1851 and was buried there.

• Husband: Wolff, Pius Alexander (1804-1828)

Related persons
• was pupil of Schröter, Corona


The grave of Amalie Wolff at the Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)


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Published: 05 May 2016
Last update: 06 Apr 2022