(December 28, 1925 - February 1, 2002) was a German actress, singer and writer. Her most influential roles included that of Susanne
Wallner in Wolfgang Staudte's film "The Murderers Are Among Us" (the first film released after the 2nd World War in East Germany and produced
by the Soviet filmmaking enterprise DEFA-Studio) as well as her role in "The Sinner" in which she performed the first nude scene in German
filmmaking in 1950. In the 1960s and 1970s she enjoyed much success as a singer of German chansons, which she often co-wrote. She has published
several books. Her autobiography The Gift became the best selling German book after WWII. She was married three times. Her daughter Christina
was born in 1968.