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      Katharina Thalbach

      Katharina Thalbach

      Highest Rated: 87% Strike (2006)

      Lowest Rated: 84% The Tin Drum (1979)

      Birthday: Jan 19, 1954

      Birthplace: Berlin, East Germany

      Carrying on the artistic ambitions of her family--her father was a Swiss film director and her mother an actress--Katharina Thalbach also took up acting, and to date has appeared opposite the likes of Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, and other renowned performers. She started out in German television during the '60s, which led to film roles throughout the subsequent decade, including Volker Schlöndorff's international success "The Tin Drum." For the 1979 film about a stunted youth living in 1930s Germany, she landed the part of Maria Matzerath, the main character's first mistress; unfortunately, some of the attention paid to her was likely related to simulated love scenes with actor David Bennent, then 11 years old. Although the movie was banned as obscene in certain places, this did not hurt Thalbach's career long-term. Indeed, one of her subsequent appearances was in the 1982 American film "Sophie's Choice" as Wanda, a Nazi Resistance fighter who befriends the protagonist, played by Streep. Plenty of German movie roles followed over the next few decades, including the lead female role in the drama "Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg," about real-life Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. In 2006, she re-teamed with Schlöndorff for "Strike," in which she played a Polish labor worker who took part in various important events across three decades. Thalbach also did voice work for the German translation of Disney's 2002 animated feature "Lilo and Stitch."

      Highest rated movies

      Strike
      The Tin Drum

      Photos

      STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach (left), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach (right), 2006, (c)Red Envelope Productions STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach (left of center), Andrzej Chyra (center), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), director Volker Schlondorff (bottom left), Katharina Thalbach (center) on set, 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Andrzej Chyra (front, left of center), Katharina Thalbach (center), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment CAIPIRANHA, (aka WAR OF NEIGHBOURS), Jasmin Gerat, Marc Richter, Katharina Thalbach, 1998. ©Concorde Filmverleih STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach, 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach (front), Andrzej Chyra (back), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach (front right), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Katharina Thalbach, 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment STRIKE, (aka STRAJK-DIE HELDIN VON DANZIG), Andrzej Chyra (left), Katharina Thalbach (right), 2006. ©Red Envelope Entertainment

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 48% School of Magical Animals Schildkröte Henrietta (Voice) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Never Been to New York Maria Wartberg (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Princess Lily Nessaja (Voice) - 2018
      No Score Yet 53% 100 Things Oma Konaske (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni & Nanni: Mehr als beste Freunde Lehrerin (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bibi & Tina: Girls Versus Boys Köchin (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 58% Emerald Green Großtante Maddy (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Ride Taxifunkerin (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The pasta detectives 2 Ellie Wandbeck (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Off Then Omma Bertha (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Raven the Little Rascal: The Big Race Frau Dachs (Voice) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Full of Honey Vivian (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Minister Angela Murkel (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 65% Ruby Red Großtante Maddy (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni & Nanni III Mademoiselle Bertoux (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Raven the Little Rascal Frau Dachs (Voice) - 2012
      86% 64% Moon Man Moon Man (Voice) - 2012
      No Score Yet 43% Forgotten Gabriela (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 45% Measuring the World Mutter Gauß (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni and Nanni 2 Mademoiselle Bertoux (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanni and Nanni Mademoiselle Bertoux (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moon and Other Lovers Hanna Lottner (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 56% The Three Robbers Wunderliche Tante (Voice) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstilzchen (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hands off Mississippi Unknown (Character) - 2007
      87% 69% Strike Agnieszka Kowalska (Character) $8.9K 2006
      No Score Yet 30% Offset Frau Fischer (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 100% Nicht alle waren Mörder Oma Teuber (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 81% Sun Alley Mutter Ehrenreich (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Volcano Mutter Schwalbe (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo for Clarinet Louise Bethmann (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in Trouble Frau Stankowski (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 82% The Fearless Four Die böse Erbin (Voice) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Die furchtlosen Vier Die böse Erbin (Voice) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Life & Death Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 67% Kaspar Hauser Comtesse Hochberg (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 69% Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg Marja (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Germany Sofie (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight North Unknown (Character) - 1986
      84% 84% The Tin Drum Maria Matzerath (Character) $5.5K 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Winterspelt Läthe Lenk (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 75% The Second Awakening of Christa Klages Lena Seidlhofer (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lotte in Weimar Unknown (Character) - 1975

      TV

      Credit
      80% 36% The Signal Die Moonwatcherin (Character) 2024