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Born: September 10, 1908 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Romania Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Women in the Night (1948) as Yvette Aubert
Homicide for Three (1948) as Rita Brown
Song of Love (1947) as Princess Valerie Hohenfels
True story of Clara Schumann''''s battle to save husband Robert''''s health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms.
Philo Vance's Gamble (1947) as Tina Cromwell
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) as Mrs. Phillips
Publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) sends for Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan (Frank Fenton), Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. Jamison tells his secretary Mona Bannister (Sheila Ryan) to bring Vance to his home that night and he will reveal the solution to the seven-year mystery of the killing of Sam Philips, former partner in the firm. Philips ex-wife (Tala Birell), now a receptionist for the company, is alarmed when she overhears. As Vance and Mona drive up, two shots are heard and Jamison's body is later found in the trunk of Vance's car.
Dangerous Millions (1946) as Sonia Bardos
A shipping magnate hatches a plan for testing the worth of his heirs, none of whom he has ever seen. He summons them all to China, and lays psychological and physical snares in the part of each. Finding none of them worthy, he dismisses them all but does promise financial backing for an airline to Jack Clark (Kent Taylor.)
Jungle Queen (1945)
Universal Pictures 63rd sound-era serial (between "Mystery of the River Boat" and "The Masater Key") finds that Nazi agents are trying to arouse the tribes of the middle jungle in Africa to revolt against the British. Americans Bob Elliott (Edward Norris) and Chuck Kelly (Eddie Quillan) arrive to help the British agents. Lothel (Ruth Roman), the mysterious Queen of the Jungle, appaers and disappears always in the nick of time to save them, and also Pam Courtney (Lois Collier), niece of the explorer Alan Courtney (Boyd Irwin). Dr. Elise Bork (Tala Birell) and her henchman Lang (Douglass Dumbrille) are the Nazi chiefs, posing as scientists. Lang has great influence on some of the tribesman, especially with Maata (Napoleon Simpson) who wants to keep Kyba (Clarence Muse) from becoming judge over all the tribes. A Secret Sword is the key to the ruler of the jungles, and the holder of this secret is sought by both the British and the Nazis. Courtney is the only white man who knws the secret but is killed before he can reveal it to his niece Pamela. The forces of good finally prevail in Chapter 13, "The Secret of the Sword!", through the help of Lotel, who disappears in the same sheet of flame that has marked her coming and going.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Mme. Leontine Bruat
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
The Power of the Whistler (1945) as Constantina Ivaneska
A young woman seeks an amnesiac''''s true identity in the clues in his pockets.
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as Mme. [Valerie] Monet
Girls of the Big House (1945) as Alma Vlasek
The Purple Heart (1944) as Johanna Hartwig
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals.
The Monster Maker (1944) as Maxine
Till We Meet Again (1944) as Mme. Bouchard
Make Your Own Bed (1944) as Marie Gruber
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Lady Norah Ebbsworth
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Women in Bondage (1944) as Ruth Bracken
Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented from marrying her sweetheart. Both women speak out against the terrorist reign and are imprisoned. Pagan baptisms, "mercy" killings, sterilizations, government-encouraged vice and the cruelties of the Gestapo are only a few of the practices they see or endure.
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) as Christine
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
One Dangerous Night (1943) as Sonia Beaudine
Michael Lanyard, alias the Lone Wolf and his man Friday, Jamison (Eric Blore), pick up Eve Andrews (Marguerite Chapman), when her car is wrecked. At her place, they discover the body of wealthy playboy Harry Cooper (Gerald Mohr) and are arrested. Inspector Crane (Thurston Hall), who doesn't believe the Lone Wolf has reformed, discovers jewels are missing. Lanyard and Jamison escape. Lanyard learns Cooper was blackmailing Eve, Sonia Budenney (Tala Birell), wife of a famous physician, and Jane Merrick (Mona Barrie), famous actress. He is spotted by gossip columnist Sidney Shaw (Warren Ashe), who agrees not to turn him in if he can tag along. Lanyard learns that Cooper planned to meet a woman at the airport. Hurrying there, he spots the girl and has Jamison trail her. Later, as he is questioning the girl, Patricia (Margaret Hayes), she is shot and wounded. After being turned in twice by Shaw and escaping , despite his promise not to do so, Lanyard and Jamison return again to Patricia's apartment where he learns that she is Shaw's wife.
Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1943) as Baroness
Escaped convicts land at a lighthouse being used by Nazi spies.
China (1943) as Eurasian woman
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Mrs. Lehman
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
Josette (1938) as Mlle. Josette
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
Invisible Enemy (1938) as Sandra Kamarov
She's Dangerous (1937) as Stephanie Duval
As Good As Married (1937) as "Cherry" [Princess Bouladoff]
Angels in White (1936) as Doctor Sterne
Air Hawks (1935) as Renee [Dupont]
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Liane [Mallison]
Spring Tonic (1935) as Lola
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Antonia "Toni" Raskolnikov
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
Let's Live Tonight (1935) as Countess Margot de Legere
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Gerta Klangi
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
Nagana (1933) as Countess Sandra Lubeska
Let's Fall in Love (1933) as [Hedwig] Forsell
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
Doomed Battalion (1932) as Maria [Dimai], his wife
Liebe auf Befehl (1931) as Marie-Anne

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