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Marianne Sägebrecht

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marianne Sägebrecht (born 27 August 1945, Starnberg, Bavaria) is a German actress, most famous for her appearance in the movies Sugarbaby, Bagdad Café, and The War of the Roses. This Rubenesque 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 Sägebrecht 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, Sägebrecht 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. American films beckoned as well and Sägebrecht was often cast in roles tailored to her unique abilities. Paul Mazursky reworked the part of a teutonic masseuse for her in Moon over Parador (1988) while Danny DeVito tailored the part of the German housekeeper for a divorcing couple in The War of the Roses (1989). Returning to Germany, she shone as the timid maid in the 1930s who marries her Jewish employer for convenience then falls in love in Martha and I (1990; released in the USA in 1995). Sägebrecht headlined the black comedy as an unhappy wife whose straying husband plots her death in Mona Must Die (1994) and had small supporting parts in The Ogre (1996) and Left Luggage (1998). Description above from the Wikipedia article Marianne Sägebrecht, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 27, 1945 In Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Stars in der Manege 1959-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie Erik & Erika 2018-02-03
Known For
Poster of Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen
Poster of Il Ritorno del piccolo lord
Poster of Little Lord, The
Poster of Die Toten Hosen - 3 Akkorde für ein Halleluja
Movie Erik & Erika Sigberta 2018-02-03
Movie Pettson and Findus: The Best Christmas Ever Beda Andersson 2016-11-03
Movie Pettson and Findus: A Little Nuisance, a Great Friendship Beda Andersson 2014-03-13
Movie The Circle Erika 2014-09-18
Movie Omamamia Oma Marguerita 2012-11-01
Movie Die Verführerin Adele Spitzeder Edeltraud Staller 2012-01-11
Movie Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen 2012-12-07
Movie So ein Schlamassel Tante Sarah Silberschatz 2010-01-29
Movie Immer Wirbel um Marie Marie Meyer 2008-10-17
Movie Frau Holle Frau Holle 2008-12-25
Movie Bezaubernde Marie Marie Meyer 2007-03-23
Movie Das Geheimnis meiner Schwester Antonia Wiedemann 2007-04-20
Series Der Sonntags-Stammtisch Unknown 2007-10-14
Series Lafer! Lichter! Lecker! Unknown 2006-12-09
Movie Charlotte und ihre Männer Charlotte 2005-01-01
Movie Thanksgivin’, die nachtblaue Stadt Veronica 2004-04-05
Movie Großglocknerliebe Anneliese 2004-06-04
Movie Marga Engel gibt nicht auf Marga Engel 2004-12-28
Movie Marga Engel kocht vor Wut Marga Engel 2003-01-01
Movie Marga Engel schlägt zurück Marga Engel 2001-03-14
Movie Scheidung auf amerikanisch Betty 2001-02-28
Movie Am Ende siegt die Liebe Anna Linke 2000-04-14
Movie Without Family Mère Barberin 2000-12-12
Movie Il Ritorno del piccolo lord Fräulein Klara 2000-12-15
Movie Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar Bonemine 1999-02-01
Movie Ich wünsch Dir Liebe Uschi 1999-05-28
Movie Ganz unten, ganz oben Elli Schulze 1999-12-17
Movie Die Sekretärin des Weihnachtsmann Marlène Veber 1999-12-22
Movie Left Luggage Mrs. Silberschmidt 1998-03-30
Series Sophie – Schlauer als die Polizei erlaubt Eva 1997-06-02
Movie Und plötzlich war alles anders Marlies Schöne 1997-12-30
Movie Little Lord, The Klara 1996-12-18
Movie Katrin und Wladimir Hilda Weigand 1996-04-05
Movie The Ogre Frau Netta 1996-09-12
Movie Luise knackt den Jackpot Luise 1995-01-01
Movie All Men Are Mortal Annie 1995-11-17
Movie Mona Must Die Mona von Snead 1994-05-12
Series Kommissar Rex Tanja Kraus 1994-11-10
Series Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio Unknown 1994-12-27
Movie Eine Mutter kämpft um ihren Sohn Marion Bruckmüller 1994-12-16
Movie The Milky Life Aloha 1993-02-23
Movie Mr. Bluesman Emma 1993-04-01
Movie Dust Devil Dr. Leidzinger 1992-08-08
Movie Martha and I Martha 1990-09-01
Series Café Meineid Anna Liebl 1990-10-06
Movie Rosalie Goes Shopping Rosalie Greenspace 1989-01-01
Movie Crazy Boys Frl. Hermann 1989-05-25
Movie Die Toten Hosen - 3 Akkorde für ein Halleluja Braut 1989-12-31
Movie The War of the Roses Susan 1989-12-08
Movie Herz mit Löffel Klientin 1987-01-01
Movie Bagdad Cafe Jasmin Münchgstettner 1987-11-12
Movie Sugarbaby Marianne 1985-10-01
Series Blam! Unknown 1985-10-02
Movie Im Himmel ist die Hölle los Reporterin 1984-10-31
Movie Ein irres Feeling Alfas Mutter 1984-11-23
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Anderland Verkäuferin 1980-03-04
Series SOKO 5113 Frieda 1978-01-02
Series Stars in der Manege Unknown 1959-04-11