Brigitte Mira

Actor
A short, dumpy character player with brunette hair and sagging, weathered features, Mira became unexpectedly prominent in her sixties in German film. Like actors from Marie Dressler to Jessica Tandy, Mira won some fine ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1910 in Hamburg, DE

Filmography

Actor (22)

War'n Sie Schon Mal In Mich Verliebt? 2005 (Movie)

(Herself)

Fassbinder's Women 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser 1996 (Movie)

Kathe--the Servant (Actor)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1989 (Movie)

Emmi (Actor)

Chinesisches Roulette 1989 (Movie)

Kast--Gabriel's Mother (Actor)

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven 1989 (Movie)

Mother Kusters (Actor)

Die Wilden Fuenfziger 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Einmal Ku'Damm und Zuruck 1982 (Movie)

Cloakroom Attendant (Actor)

Kamikaze '89 1981 (Movie)

Personnel Director (Actor)

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979 (Movie)

Frau Bast (Actor)

Fabian 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Frau Gegenuber 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fox and His Friends 1976 (Movie)

Shopowner (Actor)

Adolf & Marlene 1975 (Movie)

Fortune Teller (Actor)

Liebe das Leben - Lebe das Lieben 1975 (Movie)

Old Lady (Actor)

Angst vor der Angst 1974 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Jeder Stirbt Fuer Sich Allein 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zartlichkeit der Wolfe 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zwanzig Maedchen und die Pauker 1969 (Movie)

Hostess (Actor)

Biography

A short, dumpy character player with brunette hair and sagging, weathered features, Mira became unexpectedly prominent in her sixties in German film. Like actors from Marie Dressler to Jessica Tandy, Mira won some fine leading roles in her senior years precisely because of her seemingly ordinary nature, and a versatility which enabled her to play both downtrodden and stern alike. Her roles in the 1970s and 80s ranged from leads to character cameos but, whether cast as put-upon proletariats, idiosyncratic servants or nasty mothers, she always made an impression. Mira was especially good in key films by New German Cinema's most prolific talent, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. More than any other filmmaker, he realized that behind the plainness, Mira offered a face full of character, a memorable speaking voice, and the talent for total conviction in her roles.

Relationships

Paul Cornelius

Husband
Second husband Divorced

Frank Guerente

Husband
Married 1974 until his death 1983

Peter Schütte

Husband
First husband Divorced

Milestones

1981

Last film directed by Fassbinder, "Lili Marleen"

1974

Played first leading role in film with "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul", her first acting under director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1958

Early film appearance in "Wehe, Wenn Sie Losgelassen"

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