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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marianne Sägebrecht (born 27 August 1945, Starnberg, Bavaria) is a German actress, most famous for her appearance in the movies Sugarbaby, Bagdad Café, and The War of the Roses.

This Rubenesque character player with a heart-shaped face and child-like features began her career as a leading producer and performer of Germany's alternative theater/cabaret scene. The eclectic background of Marianne Sägebrecht included stints as a medical lab assistant and magazine assistant editor before she found her calling in show business. Claiming to be inspired by Bavaria's mad King Ludwig II, she became known as the "mother of Munich's sub-culture" as producer and performer of avant-garde theater and cabaret revues, particularly with her troupe Opera Curiosa. Spotted by director Percy Adlon in a 1977 production of Adele Spitzeder in which she essayed the role of a delicate prostitute, Sägebrecht was cast as Madame Sanchez/Mrs. Sancho Panza in Adlon's TV special Herr Kischott (1979), a spin on Don Quixote. The director put her in his 1983 feature The Swing in a small role and then created the leading role of Marianne, an overweight mortician in love with a subway conductor, in Sugarbaby (1985) especially for her.

American films beckoned as well and Sägebrecht was often cast in roles tailored to her unique abilities. Paul Mazursky reworked the part of a teutonic masseuse for her in Moon over Parador (1988) while Danny DeVito tailored the part of the German housekeeper for a divorcing couple in The War of the Roses (1989). Returning to Germany, she shone as the timid maid in the 1930s who marries her Jewish employer for convenience then falls in love in Martha and I (1990; released in the USA in 1995). Sägebrecht headlined the black comedy as an unhappy wife whose straying husband plots her death in Mona Must Die (1994) and had small supporting parts in The Ogre (1996) and Left Luggage (1998).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marianne Sägebrecht (born 27 August 1945, Starnberg, Bavaria) is a German actress, most famous for her appearance in the movies Sugarbaby, Bagdad Café, and The War of the Roses.

This Rubenesque character player with a heart-shaped face and child-like features began her career as a leading producer and performer of Germany's alternative theater/cabaret scene. The eclectic background of Marianne Sägebrecht included stints as a medical lab assistant and magazine assistant editor before she found her calling in show business. Claiming to be inspired by Bavaria's mad King Ludwig II, she became known as the "mother of Munich's sub-culture" as producer and performer of avant-garde theater and cabaret revues, particularly with her troupe Opera Curiosa. Spotted by director Percy Adlon in a 1977 production of Adele Spitzeder in which she essayed the role of a delicate prostitute, Sägebrecht was cast as Madame Sanchez/Mrs. Sancho Panza in Adlon's TV special Herr Kischott (1979), a spin on Don Quixote. The director put her in his 1983 feature The Swing in a small role and then created the leading role of Marianne, an overweight mortician in love with a subway conductor, in Sugarbaby (1985) especially for her.

American films beckoned as well and Sägebrecht was often cast in roles tailored to her unique abilities. Paul Mazursky reworked the part of a teutonic masseuse for her in Moon over Parador (1988) while Danny DeVito tailored the part of the German housekeeper for a divorcing couple in The War of the Roses (1989). Returning to Germany, she shone as the timid maid in the 1930s who marries her Jewish employer for convenience then falls in love in Martha and I (1990; released in the USA in 1995). Sägebrecht headlined the black comedy as an unhappy wife whose straying husband plots her death in Mona Must Die (1994) and had small supporting parts in The Ogre (1996) and Left Luggage (1998).

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Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 63

Birthday 1945-08-27

Place of Birth Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Pettersson und Findus - Findus zieht um as Beda
2018 Bier Royal(1 episode) as Rosa Seidl
2018 München Grill(1 episode) as herself
2018 Erik & Erika as Sigberta
2016 Pettson and Findus: The Best Christmas Ever as Beda Andersson
2014 The Circle as Erika
2014 Pettson and Findus: A Little Nuisance, a Great Friendship as Beda Andersson
2012 Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen
2012 Omamamia as Oma Marguerita
2012 Die Verführerin Adele Spitzeder as Edeltraud Staller
2010 So ein Schlamassel as Tante Sarah Silberschatz
2008 Frau Holle as Frau Holle
2008 Immer Wirbel um Marie as Marie Meyer
2007 Der Sonntags-Stammtisch(1 episode)
2007 Das Geheimnis meiner Schwester as Antonia Wiedemann
2007 Bezaubernde Marie as Marie Meyer
2006 Lafer! Lichter! Lecker!(1 episode)
2005 Charlotte und ihre Männer as Charlotte
2004 Marga Engel gibt nicht auf as Marga Engel
2004 Großglocknerliebe as Anneliese
2004 Thanksgivin’, die nachtblaue Stadt as Veronica
2003 Marga Engel kocht vor Wut as Marga Engel
2001 Marga Engel schlägt zurück as Marga Engel
2001 Scheidung auf amerikanisch as Betty
2000 Il Ritorno del piccolo lord as Fräulein Klara
2000 Without Family as Mère Barberin
2000 Am Ende siegt die Liebe as Anna Linke
1999 Die Sekretärin des Weihnachtsmann as Marlène Veber
1999 Ganz unten, ganz oben as Elli Schulze
1999 Ich wünsch Dir Liebe as Uschi
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar as Bonemine
1998 Left Luggage as Mrs. Silberschmidt
1997 Und plötzlich war alles anders as Marlies Schöne
1997 Sophie – Schlauer als die Polizei erlaubt(1 episode) as Eva
1997 Lorenz im Land der Lügner as Tante Martha
1996 Little Lord, The as Klara
1996 Katrin und Wladimir as Hilda Weigand
1996 The Ogre as Frau Netta
1995 All Men Are Mortal as Annie
1995 Luise knackt den Jackpot as Luise
1994 Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio(1 episode)
1994 Eine Mutter kämpft um ihren Sohn as Marion Bruckmüller
1994 Kommissar Rex(1 episode) as Tanja Kraus
1994 Mona Must Die as Mona von Snead
1993 Mr. Bluesman as Emma
1993 The Milky Life as Aloha
1992 Dust Devil as Dr. Leidzinger
1990 Café Meineid(1 episode) as Anna Liebl
1990 Martha and I as Martha
1989 Die Toten Hosen - 3 Akkorde für ein Halleluja as Braut
1989 The War of the Roses as Susan
1989 Crazy Boys as Frl. Hermann
1989 Rosalie Goes Shopping as Rosalie Greenspace
1987 Bagdad Cafe as Jasmin Münchgstettner
1987 Herz mit Löffel as Klientin
1985 Blam!(1 episode)
1985 Sugarbaby as Marianne
1984 Ein irres Feeling as Alfas Mutter
1984 Im Himmel ist die Hölle los as Reporterin
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 Anderland(1 episode) as Verkäuferin
1978 SOKO 5113(1 episode) as Frieda
1959 Stars in der Manege(2 episodes)

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