Hohenfels-Berger, Stella, Freifrau von

BORN 16 Apr 1857, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 21 Feb 1920, Wien: Villa Hohenfels, Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 31, Hietzing
BIRTH NAME Loderbang, Stella
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 46)

Stella Loderbang was educated at the Sacre Coeur in Paris and in Stuttgart, where she perfected her German. In Stuttgart she took an interest in the theatre and in 1873 she debuted at the Nationaltheater in Berlin without a formal acting education.

She appeared in Strasbourg and in Switzerland before Franz von Dingelstedt engaged her at the Burgtheater in Vienna in September 1873. Adolf Wilbrandt casted her for his plays and in 1881 she became a Court Actor. In 1887 she received a contract for life at the Burgtheater.

In 1889 she married Alffred von Berger (1853-1912). When he became the manager of the Burgtheater (1910-1912) she withdrew from the stage. After 1912 she was unable to obtain new parts. She lived at the Villa Hohenfels, Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 31, Wien-Hitzing.

• Husband: Berger, Alfred, Freiherr von (1899-)


The grave of Stella Hohenfels-Berger at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2005)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien

Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Sophie, Prinzessin zu

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 18 Aug 2022