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Asta Nielsen

Asta Nielsen is often considered the 'first international movie star', and was an explosively popular female lead through the 1910s and 20s. Though born in Denmark, she mostly worked in Germany and starred in over 70 films, usually directed by her husband Urban Gad. She was known for her boyish looks and had her breakout in the erotically charged 'Afgrunden' (1910).


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Born:
Sep 11, 1881 In Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
80
First Appeared:
In the movie The Abyss 1910-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie Mata Hari 2022
Known For
Poster of Mata Hari
Poster of Impossible Love
Poster of Joyless Street
Poster of Vanina
Filmography
Movie Mata Hari Unknown 2022
Movie Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film Self 2016-07-18
Series German Film Awards Self 1951-01-01
Movie Asta Nielsen: A Great Artist herself (archive footage) 1933-01-01
Movie Impossible Love Vera Holgk 1932-12-23
Movie The Vice of Humanity Unknown 1927-04-05
Movie Tragedy of the Street Auguste - Old Street Walker 1927-04-14
Movie Agitated Woman Clarina 1927-08-19
Movie Small Town Sinners Selma Karchow 1927-09-12
Movie The Dangerous Age Elsie 1927-11-17
Movie The Fallen Anna Grosser 1926-01-18
Movie Joyless Street Maria Lechner (Mizzi) 1925-03-01
Movie Athleten Prinzessin Wanda Hoheneck 1925-03-18
Movie Living Buddhas Tibetanerin 1925-05-11
Movie Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler 1925-03-30
Movie The Film in the Film Herself 1924-06-26
Movie The House by the Sea Enricos Ehefrau Teresa 1924-01-01
Movie Die Schmetterlingsschlacht Unknown 1924-11-14
Movie The Woman in Flames Josephine 1924-12-28
Movie Earth Spirit Lulu 1923-02-22
Movie Navarro the Dancer Navarro 1923-04-02
Movie Der Absturz Kaja Falk 1923-05-16
Movie I.N.R.I. - A Film of Humanity Maria Magdalena 1923-12-24
Movie Fräulein Julie Julie 1922-01-02
Movie Vanina Vanina 1922-10-05
Movie Revenge of the Bandits Brigantenbraut 1922-02-17
Movie Hamlet Hamlet 1921-01-27
Movie Roswolsky's Mistress Mary Verhag 1921-09-02
Movie Wandering Souls Nastassja Baraschkowa 1921-11-28
Movie Graf Sylvains Rache Madelaine 1920-03-05
Movie The Merry-Go-Round Elena 1920-02-27
Movie Kurfürstendamm Girl Lissy / Mulatto / Filmstar / Maria 1920-07-29
Movie Steuermann Holk Isabella Bouflon 1920-11-14
Movie Towards the Light Komtesse Ysabel, grevindens datter 1919-07-30
Movie Das Ende vom Lied Unknown 1919-06-18
Movie Intoxication Henriette Mauclerc 1919-08-01
Movie Nach dem Gesetz Sonja Waler - Journalist - Her Daughter 1919-09-26
Movie In Turmoil Margit 1918-01-28
Movie Eine Rose der Wildnis Wanda 1918-02-27
Movie The Queen of the Stock Exchange Helene Netzler 1918-05-23
Movie The Eskimo Baby Eskimo Ivigtut 1918-04-04
Movie The Orphanage Child Esther 1917-01-01
Movie Little Angel's Wedding Jesta Schneider 1916-03-24
Movie Die Ewige Nacht Marta 1916-02-11
Movie Dora Brandes Dora Brandes 1916-08-16
Movie The Guinea-Pig Jesta 1916-01-01
Movie The ABC of Love Lis 1916-08-16
Movie Aschenbrödel Lotte 1916-12-01
Movie White Roses Thilda Wardier 1916-10-23
Movie The White Roses Thilda Wardier 1916-10-22
Movie Die Tochter der Landstrasse Zigeunerin Zirzi 1915-10-08
Movie Frontstairs and Backstairs Sabine Schulze 1915-01-01
Movie The False Asta Nielsen Herself 1915-12-10
Movie Little Angel Jesta 1914-01-03
Movie Das Kind ruft Elana 1914-02-06
Movie Zapata's Gang Unknown 1914-02-27
Movie Das Feuer Wanda Petri 1914-03-27
Movie Death in Seville Juanita 1913-03-26
Movie Jugend und Tollheit Jesta Müller 1913-01-03
Movie Die Sünden der Väter Unknown 1913-02-28
Movie The Suffragette Nelly Panburne 1913-09-12
Movie The Film Prima Donna Ruth Breton 1913-12-06
Movie S1 Von Hessendorffs Tochter 1913-11-15
Movie Poor Jenny Jenny Schmidt 1912-03-02
Movie Zu Tode Gehetzt Paula Müller 1912-03-01
Movie Der Totentanz Bella Burk 1912-09-07
Movie Die Macht des Goldes Creszenz Fitzinger 1912-02-03
Movie The General's Children Thekla von der Linde 1912-10-05
Movie A Romany Spy Zidra 1912-11-28
Movie Comedians Kamma 1912-12-19
Movie When the Mask Falls Sanna 1912-11-01
Movie The Black Dream Stella, cirkusdanserinde 1911-09-04
Movie The Moth Olga, Mademoiselle Yvonne 1911-05-13
Movie Gypsy Blood Jonna 1911-04-11
Movie The Great Moment Annie 1911-09-16
Movie The Strange Bird Miss May 1911-11-03
Movie The Traitress Unknown 1911-12-09
Movie The Ballet Dancer Camille 1911-11-16
Movie Gypsy Blood Luscha 1911-10-08
Movie The Abyss Magda Vang 1910-09-12