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Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943) is a German actress and chanson singer. She is generally considered the most prominent German actress of the New German Cinema.

Schygulla was born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia, to German parents Antonie (née Mzyk) and Joseph Schygulla. Her father, a timber merchant by profession, was then drafted as an infantryman in the German Army and was captured by American forces in Italy, subsequently being held as a prisoner of war until 1948. In the 1960s, Schygulla studied Romance languages and German studies, while taking acting lessons in Munich during her spare time.

Acting eventually became her focus, and she became particularly known for her film work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. During the making of Effi Briest (1974), an adaptation of a classic German novel, Fassbinder and Schygulla fell out over divergent interpretations of the character. Also a problem for Schygulla was low pay, and she led a revolt against Fassbinder on this issue during the making of Effi Briest. Fassbinder's response was typically blunt: "I can't stand the sight of your face any more. You bust my balls". After this, they did not work together for several years until The Marriage of Maria Braun in 1978. The film was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where Schygulla won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance.

Schygulla has acted in French, Italian, and American films. In the 1990s she also became known and well regarded as a chanson singer. In Juliane Lorenz's documentary film Life, Love and Celluloid (1998), on Fassbinder and related topics, Schygulla performs several songs.

In 2002, she appeared in VB51, a performance by the artist Vanessa Beecroft. In 2007, she appeared in the film The Edge of Heaven, directed by Fatih Akın, to wide acclaim. In 2007 she received the Honorary Award from the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and in 2010 she received the Honorary Golden Bear from the Berlin Film Festival.

Hanna Schygulla has lived in Paris since 1981.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Hanna Schygulla, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

 

Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943) is a German actress and chanson singer. She is generally considered the most prominent German actress of the New German Cinema.

Schygulla was born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia, to German parents Antonie (née Mzyk) and Joseph Schygulla. Her father, a timber merchant by profession, was then drafted as an infantryman in the German Army and was captured by American forces in Italy, subsequently being held as a prisoner of war until 1948. In the 1960s, Schygulla studied Romance languages and German studies, while taking acting lessons in Munich during her spare time.

Acting eventually became her focus, and she became particularly known for her film work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. During the making of Effi Briest (1974), an adaptation of a classic German novel, Fassbinder and Schygulla fell out over divergent interpretations of the character. Also a problem for Schygulla was low pay, and she led a revolt against Fassbinder on this issue during the making of Effi Briest. Fassbinder's response was typically blunt: "I can't stand the sight of your face any more. You bust my balls". After this, they did not work together for several years until The Marriage of Maria Braun in 1978. The film was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where Schygulla won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance.

Schygulla has acted in French, Italian, and American films. In the 1990s she also became known and well regarded as a chanson singer. In Juliane Lorenz's documentary film Life, Love and Celluloid (1998), on Fassbinder and related topics, Schygulla performs several songs.

In 2002, she appeared in VB51, a performance by the artist Vanessa Beecroft. In 2007, she appeared in the film The Edge of Heaven, directed by Fatih Akın, to wide acclaim. In 2007 she received the Honorary Award from the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and in 2010 she received the Honorary Golden Bear from the Berlin Film Festival.

Hanna Schygulla has lived in Paris since 1981.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Hanna Schygulla, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 98

Birthday 1943-12-25

Place of Birth Chorzów, Polska

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Ad Vitam (6 episodes) as - Participation -
2018 The Prayer as Sister Myriam
2017 Lucky as Lotte
2017 La lucida follia di Marco Ferreri as Herself
2017 Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day: A Series Becomes a Family Reunion as Interviewee
2016 Unless as Danielle
2015 Hotel Bogota - Eine einmalige Geschichte as Selbst
2015 Fassbinder as Herself
2014 The Quiet Roar as Eva
2013 Lullaby to my Father
2013 Avanti as Suzanne
2012 Once Upon a Time... The Marriage of Maria Braun as herself
2011 Faust as Moneylender's Wife
2009 Alicia Bustamante
2007 The Edge of Heaven as Susanne Staub
2007 Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz: A Mega Movie and Its Story as Interviewee
2006 Das unreine Mal as Gerda Albrecht geb. Böhm
2006 Winter Journey as Martha "Mucky" Brenninger
2006 Stolberg (1 episode) as Marita Dennett
2005 The Quiet Love as Frau Marx
2005 Von Sex bis Simmel as Herself
2004 Promised Land as Hanna
2002 Fassbinder in Hollywood as Herself
2001 Window of the Soul as Herself
2000 Fassbinder's Women as Herself
2000 Werckmeister Harmonies as Tünde Eszter
1998 Life, Love & Celluloid as Herself
1996 Lea as Wanda
1995 The Night of the Filmmakers as Herself
1995 The Sunset Boys as Ewa Loehwe
1995 One Hundred and One Nights as La seconde ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
1994 Aux petits bonheurs as Léna
1993 The Blue Exile
1993 I Don't Just Want You to Love Me as Herself
1993 Madame Bäurin as Tante Agathe
1993 Golem: The Petrified Garden as Michelle
1992 Golem, l'esprit de l'exil as L'Esprit de l'Exil
1992 Warsaw: Year 5703 as Stephania
1992 Role Play: Women on Fassbinder as Interviewee
1991 Dead Again as Inga
1990 Adventure of Catherine C. as Fanny Hohenstein
1990 Abraham's Gold as Barbara 'Bärbel' Hunzinger
1989 El verano de la señora Forbes as Mrs. Forbes
1987 Forever, Lulu as Elaine
1987 Casanova as Casanova's Mother
1986 Barnum as Jenny Lind
1986 The Delta Force as Ingrid
1986 Peter the Great (4 episodes) as Catherine Skevronskaya
1984 The Future Is Woman as Anna
1983 A Love in Germany as Pauline Kropp
1983 Sheer Madness as Olga
1983 The Story of Piera as Eugenia
1982 Antonieta as Anna
1982 Godard's Passion as Hanna
1982 The Night of Varennes as Countess Sophie de la Borde
1981 Circle of Deceit as Ariane Nassar
1981 Lili Marleen as Willie Bunterberg
1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 episodes) as Eva as Eva
1979 The great run-away as Frau Piesch
1979 The Third Generation as Susanne Gast
1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun as Maria Braun
1978 Silvesternacht - Ein Dialog
1977 Die Dämonen as Dascha
1976 Intermezzo für fünf Hände as Lisa Wegner
1976 The Clown as Marie
1976 Der Stumme as Martha
1975 Der Katzensteg as Regine Hackelberg
1975 Wrong Move as Therese Farner
1974 Effi Briest as Effi Briest
1973 Jail Bait as Ärztin
1972 Bremer Freiheit as Luisa Mauer
1972 Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (5 episodes) as Marion as Marion Andreas
1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant as Karin Thimm
1971 The Merchant of Four Seasons as Anna Epp, Hans's sister
1971 Jakob von Gunten as Lisa Benjamenta
1971 Beware of a Holy Whore as Hanna, Schauspielerin
1971 Whity as Hanna
1971 Mathias Kneissl as Mathilde Schreck
1971 Pioneers in Ingolstadt as Berta
1971 Rio das Mortes as Hanna
1970 Scene of the Crime (1 episode) as Catharina
1970 The Niklashausen Journey as Johanna
1970 Gods of the Plague as Joanna
1970 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? as Schulfreundin
1970 The Coffee House as Lisaura
1970 Love Is Colder Than Death as Johanna
1970 Baal as Luise
1969 Kuckucksei im Gangsternest as Maria
1969 Die Revolte as Sandra V.
1969 Katzelmacher as Marie
1969 Hunting Scenes from Bavaria as Paula
1968 The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp as Lucy
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as herself
1959 Stars in der Manege (1 episode)
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (2 episodes) as herself
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as herself

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2009 Alicia Bustamante Director

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