Margit Carstensen

Actor
Along with the better-known Hanna Schygulla, Margit Carstensen was a major diva of New German Cinema's most prolific and arguably most important talent, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Tall, slender and seductive, with huge ... Read more »
Born: 02/29/1940 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hande Weg Von Mississippi 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE. 2007 (Movie)

Linda Barnes (Actor)

Agnes and His Brothers 2006 (Movie)

Roxy (Actor)

Shattered Glass 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Manila 2000 (Movie)

Regine (Actor)

Feuerreiter 1998 (Movie)

Mme von Paenk (Actor)

Gesche's Poison 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Martha 1994 (Movie)

Martha Hyer (Actor)

Terror 2000 1994 (Movie)

Margret (Actor)

Chinesisches Roulette 1989 (Movie)

Ariane Christ (Actor)

Die Dritte Generation 1989 (Movie)

Petra Vielhaber (Actor)

Fontane Effi Briest 1989 (Movie)

of Johanna (Voice)

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Thalmann (Actor)

Satansbraten 1989 (Movie)

Andree (Actor)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1989 (Movie)

Petra Von Kant (Actor)

Angry Harvest 1986 (Movie)

Eugenia (Actor)

La Moitie de l'amour 1984 (Movie)

Yvi (Actor)

Possession 1980 (Movie)

Margie (Actor)

Kalte Heimat 1977 (Movie)

Frau Lukaschewski (Actor)

Frauen in New York 1976 (Movie)

Sylvia--Mrs Howard Fowler (Actor)

Adolf & Marlene 1975 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

Angst vor der Angst 1974 (Movie)

Margot (Actor)

Nora Helmer 1972 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Zartlichkeit der Wolfe 1972 (Movie)

Frau Linder (Actor)

Bremer Freiheit 1971 (Movie)

Geesche (Actor)

Das Kaffeehaus 1969 (Movie)

Vittoria (Actor)

Die Niklashauser Fahrt 1969 (Movie)

Margarethe (Actor)

The Tenderness of the Wolves (Movie)

Frau Linder (Actor)

Biography

Along with the better-known Hanna Schygulla, Margit Carstensen was a major diva of New German Cinema's most prolific and arguably most important talent, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Tall, slender and seductive, with huge, lovely eyes, Carstensen could crinkle her wide and sensuous mouth into either a delicate sneer or an arc of desperation. She acted in over a dozen Fassbinder films in the 1970s; as with much of his company, she often played people brought down low by social circumstances and their own passions. At other times, though, she played sly and slinky types, sometimes bitchy and hysterical, but almost invariably insinuating.

Milestones

1992

Returned to films to play a leading role in the low-budget spoof shocker, "Terror 2000"

1985

Last major films for a number of years, "Bittere Ernte/Bitter Harvest" and "La Moitie de l'amour/Half of Love"

1980

Last film with Fassbinder, "Berlin Alexanderplatz"

1977

Last leading role in a Fassbinder film, "Frauen in New York/Women in New York"

1972

Played what was has become perhaps her best-remembered part, the title role in Fassbinder's "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant"

1969

Began collaboration with filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder; played first leading role in a Fassbinder film, "Das Kaffeehaus/The Coffee House"

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