|ACTOR, DANCER (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 16 Aug 1895, Wien - DIED 28 Nov 2000, Bern: Wabern|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Dornbacher Friedhof, Alszeile 28 (Gruppe 36, Nummer G9 (Ehrengrab))
Liane Haid was Austria's first movie star. She started as a dancer with the ballet of the Court Opera in Vienna. Her first movie was a propaganda movie titled "Mit Herz und Hand fürs Vaterland" (1916). She appeared in many silent films and together with her husband Baron Fritz von Haymerle she founded Mocco-Film in Berlin.
In 1921 she became famous for her part in the movie "Lady Hamilton" with Conrad Veidt. When the silent movies were replaced by the talkies she was able to continue her career. She appeared in over 90 movies and she refused several offers from Hollywood. She divorced Von Haymerle in a friendly way. Her second husband was the lawyer and actor Hans Somborn. This marriage lasted until 1937, but they had a son in 1940, Pierre Spycher, who became a jazz musician.
In 1942 she left Germany for Switzerland. Her third husband was the Swiss surgeon Dr. Carl Spycha, who married her in 1943 and adopted her son. She ended her film career, but in 1953 she appeared in one more movie, "Die fünf Karnickel". After 30 years of marriage she divorced Spycha and she lived with her son afterwards. She lived until the age of 105 and died in Bern. Her sister Grid Haid (1900-1938) was an actress as well.
Husband: Haymerle, Friedrich von (1923-1932) (divorce)