Marianne Sägebrecht

Actor, Cabaret producer, Director
This Rubanesque character player with a heart-shaped face and child-like features began her career as a leading producer and performer of Germany's alternative theater/cabaret scene. The eclectic background of Marianne ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1945 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (22)

Der Kreis 2014 (Movie)

Erika (Actor)

Louisa and the Jackpot 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Left Luggage 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Silberschmidt--Chaja's Mother (Actor)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

Bonemine (Actor)

Soleil 1999 (Movie)

Tata Jeannette (Actor)

Spanish Fly 1999 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

The Ogre 1998 (Movie)

Frau Netta (Actor)

All Men Are Mortal 1995 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Martha and I 1995 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Mona Must Die 1994 (Movie)

Mona von Snead (Actor)

Dust Devil 1993 (Movie)

Dr Leidzinger (Actor)

Run of Hearts 1993 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

The Milky Life 1992 (Movie)

Aloha (Actor)

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

Rosalie Greenspace (Actor)

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

Jasmin (Actor)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

Magda (Actor)

Crazy Boys 1986 (Movie)

Fraulein Hermann (Actor)

Sugarbaby 1985 (Movie)

Marianne (Actor)

Irrsee 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Swing 1982 (Movie)

Trinket Seller (Actor)

Biography

This Rubanesque character player with a heart-shaped face and child-like features began her career as a leading producer and performer of Germany's alternative theater/cabaret scene. The eclectic background of Marianne Sagebrecht included stints as a medical lab assistant and magazine assistant editor before she found her calling in show business. Claiming to be inspired by Bavaria's mad King Ludwig II, she became known as the "mother of Munich's sub-culture" as producer and performer of avant-garde theater and cabaret revues, particularly with her troupe Opera Curiosa. Spotted by director Percy Adlon in a 1977 production of "Adele Spitzeder" in which she essayed the role of a delicate prostitute, Sagebrecht was cast as Madame Sanchez/Mrs. Sancho Panza in Adlon's TV special "Herr Kischott" (1979), a spin on "Don Quixote". The director put her in his 1983 feature "The Swing" in a small role and then created the leading role of Marianne, an overweight mortician in love with a subway conductor, in "Sugarbaby" (1985) especially for her.

Relationships

Fritz

Husband
married in 1964 divorced in 1975

Georg

Father
killed during WWII in April 1945

Agnes

Mother

Daniela

Daughter
born in 1967

Renate

Step-Sister

EDUCATION

completed photography course in 1959; took further photography studies 1968-69

Milestones

1998

Played supporting role of heroine's mother in "Left Luggage", directed by Jeroen Krabbe

1996

Had featured role in Volker Schlondorff's "The Ogre"

1994

Portrayed a wife whose husaband was constantly trying to kill her in the black comedy "Mona Must Die"

1990

Played a German maid who marries her Jewish employer in "Martha and I"

1989

Had lead in Adlon's "Rosalie Goes Shoppping"

1989

Co-starred in the US-produced "The War of the Roses"

1988

First English-language film, "Bagdad Cafe", also directed by Adlon

1985

First leading film role in "Sugarbaby/Zuckerbaby", directed by Adlon

1983

Screen acting debut in Adlon's "The Swing"

1982

Created the cabaret revue "Talzewurm"

1980

TV debut as Mrs. Sanchez (Mrs. Sancho Panza) in Percy Adlon's "Monsieur Kischott"

1977

Spotted playing a prostitute in "Adele Spitzeder" in Munich by Percy Adlon

1975

Assistant photography editor of COLORS magazine

1961

Trained as medical lab assistant

Worked as assistant to neuro-psychiatrist

Managed artists' meeting place, "Mutti Brau"

Raised in Bachhausen

Produced and performed with cabaret/revue group "Opera Curiosa"; appeared on TV and at State Theater in Munich

Moved to Munich at age 16

Managed "Spinnradl" cabaret-revue group in Starnberg with husband

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