Family & Companions
Star of a number of Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musicals who came to prominence as Pirate Jenny in both the stage and screen versions of "The Threepenny Opera" (1931). A vivid singer and presence, Lenya fled Nazi Germany with husband Weill in 1933 and subsequently appeared in occasional film and theater roles. She was especially memorable as the villainous lesbian Rosa Kleb in the James Bond adventure, "From Russia With Love" (1963).
Cast (Feature Film)
Music (Feature Film)
Moved to Berlin
First billed as Lotte Lenya; professional acting debut as Maria in "Twelfth Night"
First appearance in Kurt Weill/Bertold Brecht collaboration, "Mahagonny Songspiel"
Moved to Paris
Moved to USA
Broadway debut in "The Eternal Road"