Irm Hermann

Actor, Agent, Secretary
Great art is often held to be created by people who are not only great artists, but also great individuals. Conversely, artists are assumed to have great egos, and consequently may be expected to be difficult, yet they ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1942 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (47)

Lippels Traum 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Playoff 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Woman in Berlin 2009 (Movie)

Widow (Actor)

Fashion Victims 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Der Mann Von Der Botschaft 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello 2002 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Paradiso - Seven Days With Seven Women 2000 (Movie)

Berenice (Actor)

Victory 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Schomberg (Actor)

Fassbinder's Women 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tiger-Stripe Woman Waits for Tarzan 1997 (Movie)

Birgit Kirschstein (Actor)

Hades 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pappa ante portas 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1989 (Movie)

Krista (Actor)

Fontane Effi Briest 1989 (Movie)

Johanna (Actor)

Gods of the Plague 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia 1989 (Movie)

Frau Muller-Vohwinkel (Actor)

Katzelmacher 1989 (Movie)

Elisabeth (Actor)

Lili Marleen 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven 1989 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

The American Soldier 1989 (Movie)

Whore (Actor)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1989 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

The Merchant of Four Seasons 1989 (Movie)

Irmgard Epp (Actor)

Wallers Letzter Gang 1989 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

Warum Lauft Herr R. Amok? 1989 (Movie)

Neighbor (Actor)

Z.B....Otto Spalt 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Germany 1987 (Movie)

KZ Commandant (Actor)

Edith's Tagebuch 1986 (Movie)

Sabine Angerwolf (Actor)

Seven Women - Seven Sins 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marie Ward 1984 (Movie)

Winn Wigmore (Actor)

Dorian Gray im Speigel der Boulevardpresse 1983 (Movie)

Passat (Actor)

The Swing 1982 (Movie)

Frau Erlendicht (Actor)

Der Zauberberg 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eisenhans 1981 (Movie)

Social Worker (Actor)

The Last Five Days 1981 (Movie)

Else (Actor)

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979 (Movie)

Trude (Actor)

Woyzeck 1979 (Movie)

Margret (Actor)

Droemme stoejer ikke, naar de doer 1978 (Movie)

Son's Wife (Actor)

Fox and His Friends 1976 (Movie)

Mademoiselle Cherie De Paris (Actor)

Frauen in New York 1976 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

Sternsteinhof 1975 (Movie)

Sali (Actor)

Angst vor der Angst 1974 (Movie)

Lore (Actor)

Nora Helmer 1972 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

Zartlichkeit der Wolfe 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wildwechsel 1971 (Movie)

Police Official (Actor)

Pioniere in Ingolstadt 1969 (Movie)

Alma (Actor)

Love Is Colder Than Death 1968 (Movie)

Sunglasses Vendor (Actor)

Biography

Great art is often held to be created by people who are not only great artists, but also great individuals. Conversely, artists are assumed to have great egos, and consequently may be expected to be difficult, yet they are often excused because misbehavior seems a small price to pay for their talent. The strange case of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and a regular member of his acting company, Irm Hermann, confirms some of these beliefs, yet at the same time exposes them to be cliches.

Relationships

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director

Companion

Dietmar Roberg

Companion

Franz Roberg

Son
father Dietmar Roberg first name suggested by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Milestones

1981

Last acting role in a Fassbinder film: played a small role in his "Lili Marleen", starring Hanna Schygulla

1977

Became romantically involved with writer and painter Dietmar Roberg; became pregnant by him; received proposal of marriage from Fassbinder, who also offered to adopt the child; she turned him down

1976

Early acting credit in a film not directed by Fassbinder, "The Sternstein Manor", directed by Hans W Geissendorfer, the first of several films Hermann would make with him

1972

First prominent roles in major Fassbinder films, "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant" and "The Merchant of Four Seasons"

1972

Received credit as Fassbinder's assistant director on the film, "Jail Bait", in which she also acted a role

1968

First appearance in Fassbinder features, "Gods of the Plague", "Love Is Colder Than Death" and "Katzelmacher"

1965

Appeared in the short, "Der Stadtstreicher", the first film made by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Worked for a time as Fassbinder's agent, trying to get him acting roles while he launched his career as a director

Bonus Trivia

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There was a period in which Fassbinder slept in her bed with one of his boyfriends while she slept on the concrete floor: "The tenderness between us and the belief we shared in love was in the past now. He put me through so many trials that I truly believed I was all weakness and evil. I tried suicide. Again and again I tried to leave him, but he would always come and fetch me and I would always return. I was bound to him spiritually and physically, and it was impossible to lead any other life, even part of the time ... If you wanted to go to bed before he did, even at 5 o'clock in the morning, he called you 'traitor'." --Irm Hermann

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