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      Elke Sommer

      Elke Sommer

      Highest Rated: 94% A Shot in the Dark (1964)

      Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)

      Birthday: Nov 5, 1940

      Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

      An archetypal blonde bombshell in the tradition of Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, Elke Sommer had been born amid the devastation of World War II and raised by her Protestant parents to revere God and animals. Maturing into a strapping young woman who seemed the personification of beauty in nature, Sommer was discovered by an Italian film producer while on vacation in Italy and cast in a string of features, graduating in time from bit parts to lead roles. After a short Continental career and work in France, Spain, England and Germany, Sommer's goddess-like demeanor and sly comic timing drew the attention of the Hollywood studios. An international superstar thanks to plum (and often semi-clad) roles alongside Paul Newman in "The Prize" (1963), Peter Sellers in "A Shot in the Dark" (1964) and Bob Hope in "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number" (1965), Sommer augmented her celebrity status by posing nude for Playboy , cementing her reputation as a jet set sex kitten. When opportunities dried up in Hollywood, she returned to the Continent for a wide variety of projects, among them Mario Bava's "Lisa and the Devil" (1972), Peter Collinson's "Ten Little Indians" (1975) and Richard Quine's "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1979), which reunited her with Sellers. A fixture on talk shows, award ceremonies and quiz programs, and a fierce competitor at tennis, golf and Formula 1 racing, Sommer sailed past retirement age at full steam, living life to the extreme and entirely on her own terms.

      Highest rated movies

      94% A Shot in the Dark
      79% Lily in Love
      58% Lisa and the Devil
      50% The Prize
      14% Baron Blood
      12% The Oscar
      0% The Art of Love

      Photos

      LILY IN LOVE, Elke Sommer, 1984, (c)New Line Cinema ZEPPELIN, Elke Sommer, 1971 THE VENETIAN AFFAIR, Elke Sommer, Robert Vaughn, 1967 THEY CAME TO ROB LAS VEGAS, (aka LAS VEGAS, 500 MILLONES), Elke Sommer, 1968 A SHOT IN THE DARK, Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, 1964 THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, Elke Sommer, 1979, (c) Universal THE PRIZE, Elke Sommer, 1963 ZEPPELIN, Elke Sommer, 1971 THE OSCAR, Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, 1966 A SHOT IN THE DARK, Elke Sommer, 1964 ZEPPELIN, Elke Sommer, 1971 THE ART OF LOVE, Elke Sommer, 1965 THE MONEY TRAP, Elke Sommer, 1965 THE PRIZE, from left: Elke Sommer, Paul Newman, 1963. DEADLIER THAN THE MALE, Elke Sommer, 1966 THE MONEY TRAP, Ricardo Montalban, Elke Sommer, Glenn Ford, 1965 THE PRIZE, foreground left: Elke Sommer, foreground right: Paul Newman, background: Edward G. Robinson, 1963. DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK, Elke Sommer, 1961 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER, Marjorie Lord, Elke Sommer, Bob Hope, 1966 THE PRIZE, from left: Diane Baker, Edward G Robinson, Elke Sommer, 1963

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flashback Frau Lust (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 45% Severed Ties Helena Harrison (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Ghost Stories Unknown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Neat & Tidy Headmistress Bruno (Character) - 1986
      79% 11% Lily in Love Alicia Braun (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny's War Eva Gruenberg (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No One Cries Forever Lou Parker (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Top of the Hill Eva Heggener (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Away Elsa (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 42% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Miss Pelham (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 38% The Prisoner of Zenda The Countess (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 63% The Double McGuffin Prime Minister Kura (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stunt Seven Rebecca Wayne (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamaican Gold Ursula (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 0% I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses Magdalene Kruschen (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Him and Die Perrone's Secretary (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 26% The Swiss Conspiracy Rita Jensen (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 20% Invisible Strangler Chris Hartman (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 51% Carry on Behind Professor Anna Vooshka (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 32% Ten Little Indians Vera Clyde (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Seekers Ursula (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One or the Other Miezi (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy's Progress Clarissa (Character) - 1974
      58% 50% Lisa and the Devil Lisa Reiner (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Heideline `'Uli'` Ullman (Character) - 1972
      14% 34% Baron Blood Eva Arnold (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 50% Zeppelin Erika Altschul (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 29% Percy Helga (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invincible Six Zari (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 0% They Came to Rob Las Vegas Ann Bennett (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Paula Schultz (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 43% The Wrecking Crew Linka Karensky (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 33% The Venetian Affair Sandra Fane (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 62% Deadlier Than the Male Irma Eckman (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones Lilly Mancini (Character) - 1967
      12% 29% The Oscar Kay Bergdahl (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 43% Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! Didi (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Lisa Baron (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Hellcat Annie Dillman (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 83% Bambole! Ulla (Character) - 1965
      0% 57% The Art of Love Nikki (Character) - 1965
      94% 86% A Shot in the Dark Maria Gambrelli (Character) - 1964
      50% 68% The Prize Inger Lisa Andersson (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Douce Violence Elke (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phone Rings Every Night Unknown (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniella by Night Daniella (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 20% Sweet Ecstasy Elke (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Ingrid (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, the Italian Way Greta (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Pica sul Pacifico Rossana (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uomini e nobiluomini Caterina (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day It Rained Ellen (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bahía de Palma Unknown (Character) -

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great Charlotte (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Ilse Martin (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965