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Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm (March 17, 1908 - June 11, 1996) was a German actress. The most famous movie she played was Fritz Lang's Metropolis in 1927.

She was born Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm in Berlin. Her first, and by far most memorable role, was as Maria in the silent film Metropolis. After Metropolis Helm made over 30 films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

She moved to Switzerland and had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Brigitte Helm Facts

Birth NameBrigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm
BirthdayMarch 17, 1908
BirthplaceBerlin, Germany
Date of deathJune 11, 1996 (age 88)

Selected Filmography

The Complete Metropolis
Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis
Fritz Lang Epic Collection
The Artists: The Best Of Kino's Silent Classics Vol. 1
L'Atlantide / Atlantis
The Love Of Jeanne Ney
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