Eva Mattes

Actor
A leading German actress of the 1970s and 80s, Eva Mattes achieved prominence as part of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's stock company, beginning with a brilliant turn embodying youthful corruption as a murderous nymphet in ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1954 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (42)

Fieber 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mahler on the Couch 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sams im Glück 2012 (Movie)

Frau Mon (Actor)

Unter Schnee 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Long Shadows 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Das Netz 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Enemy At the Gates 2001 (Movie)

Mtoher Filipov (Actor)

Otomo 2001 (Movie)

Gisela (Actor)

Une journee d'Andrei Arsenevitch 2001 (Movie)

(German version) (Narrator)

Danach Hatte es Schon Sein Mussen 2000 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Fassbinder's Women 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Moloch 1999 (Movie)

of Eva Braun (Voice)

My Best Fiend 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jew-Boy Levi 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jugofilm 1997 (Movie)

Bilja (Actor)

Widows 1997 (Movie)

Molly Dollinger (Actor)

Brother of Sleep 1996 (Movie)

Nulfin (Actor)

The Promise 1995 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Der Kinoerzaehler 1993 (Movie)

Frau Fritsche (Actor)

Das Sommeralbum 1991 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Die Serpentinentanzerin 1991 (Movie)

Bianca (Actor)

Ein Mann Wie EVA 1991 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Fontane Effi Briest 1989 (Movie)

Hulda (Actor)

Herbstmilch 1989 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

In a Year of 13 Moons 1989 (Movie)

Marie-Ann (Actor)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1989 (Movie)

Gabriele Von Kant (Actor)

Felix 1988 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Auf Immer und Ewig 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Wilden Fuenfziger 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Friedliche Tage 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rita Ritter 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celeste 1981 (Movie)

Celeste Albaret (Actor)

Woyzeck 1979 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

David 1978 (Movie)

Toni (Actor)

Germany, Pale Mother 1978 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

Schluchtenflitzer 1977 (Movie)

Barbara--Salesgirl (Actor)

Stroszek 1977 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Was Ich Bin, Sind Meine Filme 1977 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Frauen in New York 1976 (Movie)

Edith--Mrs Phelps Potter (Actor)

Supermarket 1973 (Movie)

Monika (Actor)

Wildwechsel 1971 (Movie)

Hanni Schneider (Actor)

Biography

A leading German actress of the 1970s and 80s, Eva Mattes achieved prominence as part of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's stock company, beginning with a brilliant turn embodying youthful corruption as a murderous nymphet in "Wildwechsel/Jailbait" (1971). This pretty, dark-haired daughter of composer Willy Mattes and film actress Margret Symo started her career as a child actor in stage productions. When she and her mother encountered Fassbinder at a disco in 1970, her mother extolled her abilities to the director who went on to use Mattes in several films. After her exceptional portrayal in "Jailbait," she was cast as the fashion designer's daughter in "The Bitters Tears of Petra von Kant" (1971) and appeared in such seminal efforts as "Fontane Effi Brest" (1974), Fassbinder's loose remake of "The Women" "Frauen in New York" (1977) and "In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden/In a Year of 13 Moons" (1979).

Relationships

Werner Herzog Director

Companion
Couple's daughter Hanna born 1980

Willy Mattes

Father
Austrian

Hanna Mattes

Daughter
appeared in "The Summer Album"

Margret Symo

Mother
Hungarian

Milestones

2001

Acted in "Enemy at the Gates"

1995

Co-starred in "The Promise"

1984

Played Fassbinder in "A Man Like Eva"

1981

Starred as Proust's housekeeper in "Celeste" for director Percy Adlon

1977

First worked for director Werner Herzog, starring in "Stroszek"

1972

Began collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder with "Wildwechsel/Jail Bait" and "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant"

1968

Made first feature film, "O.K."

1966

Began acting in the theatre at age 12

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