TOP AUSTRIAN ACTORS / ACTRESSES

by volker-80 | created - 26 Mar 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The best from Austria and formerly Austria/Hungary (Monarchy)!

1. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

Trust me! I've already liked him many years before his huge international success! AWESOME ACTOR!

For instance:

Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen (TV Movie) (1994)

Jennerwein (TV Movie) (2003)

2. Karl Merkatz

Actor | Der Bockerer

Karl Merkatz was born on November 17, 1930 in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria. He is an actor, known for Der Bockerer (1981), Der Bockerer 2 (1996) and Der Bockerer IV - Prager Frühling (2003).

AUSTRIAN LEGEND!!!

Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (TV Series) (1975 - 1979)

Der Bockerer I - IV (1981, 1996, 2000, 2003)

Drei Herren (1998)

Easy Radler (1981)

Anfang 80 (2011)

Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (2008)

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

Nothing is/was impossible for him!!! RESPECT!!!

4. Helmut Qualtinger

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Helmut Qualtinger was born on October 8, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Das falsche Gewicht (1971) and Der Paukenspieler (1967). He was married to Vera Borek and Seidler, Leomare. He died on September 29, 1986 in Vienna.

5. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

6. Karl Markovics

Actor | Die Fälscher

Karl Markovics was born on August 29, 1963 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and director, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), Breathing (2011) and Superwelt (2015). He is married to Stephanie Taussig. They have two children.

7. Klaus Maria Brandauer

Actor | Out of Africa

Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.

8. Adele Neuhauser

Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Adele Neuhauser was born on January 17, 1959 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), Tatort (1970) and Brecht (2019).

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

9. Oskar Werner

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.

While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...

10. Sonja Kirchberger

Actress | Quellen des Lebens

Sonja Kirchberger was born on November 9, 1964 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Sources of Life (2013), Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014) and Sommernachtstod (2003).

Die Venusfalle (1988)

11. Marion Mitterhammer

Actress | Vanessa

Born in Austria in 1965, Marion Mitterhammer was trained at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She set out her stage career at the Theatre in Baden-Baden and the Salzburg Festival; in Salzburg she worked with directors Jürgen Flimm und Thomas Langhoff. A tour production of ...

Quintett komplett (TV Movie) (1998)

12. Josef Hader

Actor | Der Knochenmann

Josef Hader was born on February 14, 1962 in Waldhausen, Austria. After attending grammar school in Melk (Lower Austria) he started studying Germany and History in 1981, but actually he focused on his talent as a comedian. In 1982 he wrote his first cabaret play called "Fort Geschritten". For his ...

13. Georg Friedrich

Actor | Wilde Maus

Georg Friedrich was born on October 31, 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Wild Mouse (2017), Bright Nights (2017) and Wild (2016).

"AUSTRIAN 'KLAUS KINSKI´'" ;-)

14. Fritz Muliar

Actor | Kommissar Rex

After his education at the Vienna Conservatory he got his first engagement at Stella Kadmons cabaret in 1937. Little time later he was engaged at the 'Theater an der Josefstadt', where he became one of Austria's most popular artists and where he is still acting and directing in various productions.

15. Manuel Rubey

Actor | Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch!

Manuel Rubey was born on March 26, 1979 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and producer, known for Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008), Fauner Consulting (2011) and Gruber geht (2015).

16. Tobias Moretti

Actor | Kommissar Rex

Tobias Moretti was born on July 11, 1959 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria as Tobias Bloéb. He is an actor, known for Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), The Dark Valley (2014) and The Return of the Dancing Master (2004). He has been married to Julia Moretti since August 31, 1997. They have three children.

17. Erni Mangold

Actress | Before Sunrise

Goldmann was born into a family of artists. The father was a painter, whilst her mother, who was likely to become a successful concert pianist, resigned to her career in favour of her family. She had piano lessons from age 4-14.

After being trained at Helmut Kraus's Drama School, Erni Mangold ...

18. Josef Meinrad

Actor | Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Josef Meinrad was born on April 21, 1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Josef Moucka. He was an actor and director, known for Sissi: The Young Empress (1956), Don Juan (1955) and Dulcinea del Toboso (1964). He was married to Germaine Renée Clement. He died on February 18, 1996 in Großgmain bei ...

19. Simon Schwarz

Actor | Die Siebtelbauern

Simon Schwarz was born on January 10, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and producer, known for The Inheritors (1998), Crush My Heart (2018) and Everything Will Be Okay (2015).

20. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

21. Cornelius Obonya

Actor | Jedermann

Cornelius Obonya was born on March 29, 1969 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Jedermann (2013), 12 Signs (2007) and Morgen hör ich auf (2016). He is married to Carolin Pienkos. They have one child.

22. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

23. Johannes Thanheiser

Actor | Revanche

Johannes Thanheiser was born on December 4, 1925 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and composer, known for Revanche (2008), Braunschlag (2012) and Antares (2004). He was married to Mueh. He died on June 17, 2014 in St. Pölten, Lower Austria, Austria.

24. Peter Alexander

Soundtrack | Im weissen Rössl

To paraphrase the Beatles, one could say that, like Michelle and Ma Belle, Peter Alexander and Music are words that go together well, for the Austrian entertainer (musician, singer and actor) was associated with music from cradle to tomb. Born in Vienna in 1926, the son of a banker and his wife, ...

25. Nicholas Ofczarek

Actor | Wir Staatskünstler

Nicholas Ofczarek was born on May 30, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and writer, known for Wir Staatskünstler (2011), Pagan Peak (2018) and The Team (2015). He is married to Tamara Metelka. They have one child.

26. Gerhard Greiner

Actor | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Gerhard Greiner is an actor, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), North Face (2008) and The Best of All Worlds (2017).

27. Brigitte Kren

Actress | The Debt

Brigitte Kren was born on January 27, 1954 in Graz, Austria. She is an actress, known for The Debt (2010), Blood Glacier (2013) and Rammbock (2010).

29. Michael Ostrowski

Actor | Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott

Michael Ostrowski was born to two school teachers on January 3, 1973 in Leoben, Austria as Michael Stockinger. During the time he studied English/American Studies and French at the University Graz he started to act in a theater group and instead of writing his dissertation he wrote the script for "...

30. Georges Kern

Actor | Schindler's List

Georges Kern was born in 1950 in Salzburg, Austria. He is an actor, known for Schindler's List (1993), Four Women and a Funeral (2005) and Stockinger (1996).

31. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

32. Herbert Fux

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Herbert Fux was born on March 25, 1927 in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Stockinger (1996) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was married to Edith. He died on March 13, 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland.

33. Michael Schottenberg

Director | Caracas

Michael Schottenberg was born on July 10, 1952 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and director, known for Caracas (1989), The Piano Teacher (2001) and Averills Ankommen (1992). He is married to Maria Bill. They have one child.

34. Hans Moser

Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech

Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Seven Years Hard Luck (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Black on White (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.

35. Gregor Bloéb

Actor | Arme Millionäre

Gregor Bloéb was born on January 3, 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria. He is an actor, known for Arme Millionäre (2005), Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! (2013) and Die Landärztin (2005). He has been married to Nina Proll since July 5, 2008. They have two children.

36. Brigitte Jaufenthaler

Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Brigitte Jaufenthaler was born on March 6, 1961 in Innsbruck, Austria. She is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), The Cloud (2006) and The Silent Mountain (2014).

37. Miriam Stein

Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Miriam Stein was born on May 10, 1988 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), Generation War (2013) and Young Goethe in Love (2010).

38. Sabrina Reiter

Actress | In 3 Tagen bist du tot

Sabrina Reiter was born on August 5, 1983 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria. She is an actress and director, known for Dead in 3 Days (2006), Unsere Zeit wird kommen (2017) and Dead in 3 Days 2 (2008).

39. Johannes Krisch

Actor | Revanche

Johannes Krisch was born in 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Revanche (2008), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and 360 (2011).

40. Susi Stach

Rush

Susi Stach was born in 1961 in Vienna, Austria. She is known for her work on Rush (2013), Woman in Gold (2015) and Planet Ottakring (2015). She is married to Karl Fischer. They have two children.

41. Gerhard Liebmann

Actor | Blutgletscher

Gerhard Liebmann was born on April 20, 1970 in Graz, Styria, Austria. He is an actor, known for Blood Glacier (2013), Bad Fucking (2013) and Pregau (2016).

42. Markus Linder

Actor | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Markus Linder is an actor, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005).

43. Johnny Weissmuller

Actor | Tarzan the Ape Man

Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of ...

44. Gabriela Schmoll

Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Gabriela Schmoll is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), Zelary (2003) and Free Radicals (2003).

45. Herbert Lom

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Herbert Lom was born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru on September 11, 1917. He made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon ...

46. Joseph Egger

Actor | Per qualche dollaro in più

Joseph Egger was born on February 22, 1889 in Donawitz, Styria, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for For a Few Dollars More (1965), A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and Die Fledermaus (1946). He died on August 29, 1966 in Gablitz, Lower Austria, Austria.

47. Ingrid Burkhard

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Ingrid Burkhard was born on June 7, 1931 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), The Eremites (2016) and Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (2008).

48. Götz Kauffmann

Actor | Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter

Götz Kauffmann was born on January 15, 1949 in Vienna, Austria as Gottfried Maria Friedrich Marcellinus Kauffmann. He was an actor, known for Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (1975), Kaisermühlen Blues (1992) and Didi - Der Doppelgänger (1984). He died on January 26, 2010 in Vienna.

49. Alfred Dorfer

Writer | Dorfers Donnerstalk

Alfred Dorfer is an Austrian actor, stage comedian and script writer. He was studying "Theatre studies" at the University of Vienna when he met the actor Herwig Seeböck, who started to train him in acting. Dorfer discontinued his academic studies for 25 years, but made his Master in 2007, followed ...

50. Roland Düringer

Actor | Hinterholz 8

Roland Düringers grew up in Vienna, Austria, where his father was a cloakroom attendant at the famous Viennese Burgtheater. Düringer, who was at that time pupil of a "Secondary technical college" met (because of father occupation) the actor Herwig Seeböck, who invited him to his theatre workshops ...

51. Elisabeth Lanz

Actress | In aller Freundschaft

Elisabeth Lanz was born on June 12, 1971 in Graz, Austria. She is an actress and writer, known for In aller Freundschaft (1998), The Leaving (2003) and Rote Rosen (2006).

52. Maria Hofstätter

Actress | Paradies: Glaube

Maria Hofstätter was born on March 30, 1964 in Linz, Austria. She is an actress, known for Paradise: Faith (2012), Dog Days (2001) and Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005).

53. Kurt Weinzierl

Actor | Kottan ermittelt

Kurt Weinzierl was born on April 15, 1931 in Innsbruck, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Kottan ermittelt (1976), Der Schwammerlkönig (1988) and Kein Pardon (1993). He was married to Veronika Faber and Susanne Weinzierl. He died on October 10, 2008 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

54. Paul Hörbiger

Actor | The Third Man

Paul Hörbiger was born on April 29, 1894 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Third Man (1949), Three Girls Around Schubert (1936) and Königswalzer (1935). He was married to Josefa Gettke. He died on March 5, 1981 in Vienna, Austria.

55. Miriam Fussenegger

Actress | Cops

Miriam Fussenegger is an actress, known for Cops (2018), Walking on Sunshine (2019) and Maximilian (2017).

56. Franz Buchrieser

Actor | Berlin Alexanderplatz

Franz Buchrieser was born on December 26, 1937 in Graz, Austria. He is an actor, known for Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Der Skipper (1990) and Lieben wie gedruckt (1995).

57. Waltraut Haas

Actress | Shop of Little Pleasures

Waltraut Haas was born on June 9, 1927 in Vienna, Austria as Waltraute Haas. She is an actress, known for Shop of Little Pleasures (2017), The White Horse Inn (1960) and The Beggar Student (1956). She was previously married to Erwin Strahl.

58. Elke Winkens

Actress | Kommissar Rex

Elke Winkens was born on March 25, 1970 in Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), Arschkalt (2011) and Die kranken Schwestern (1995).

Although she is actually from Germany

59. Ellen Umlauf

Director | Nabuli

Ellen Umlauf was born on August 17, 1925 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress and director, known for Nabuli (1988), Salome (1971) and Die Tintenfische (1966). She was married to Albert Rueprecht. She died on February 19, 2000 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

60. Nora von Waldstätten

Actress | Personal Shopper

Nora began acting in television and film while she was a student at the Berlin Arts University, where she graduated in 2007. She won the Bunte Magazine "New Faces" award for best young German actress in 2009, and received the Max Ophüls Prize for "Most Promising Actress" in January 2010. Nora is a ...

61. Hilde Dalik

Actress | Vorstadtweiber

Hilde Dalik was born in 1978 in Vienna. She is an actress, known for Vorstadtweiber (2015), Taking It Back (2013) and Küss mich, Prinzessin! (2005).

62. Sissy Höfferer

Actress | Die Verbrechen des Professor Capellari

Sissy Höfferer was born on April 23, 1955 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She is an actress, known for Die Verbrechen des Professor Capellari (1998), Via Mala (1985) and Cologne P.D. (2003). She was previously married to Jacques Breuer.

63. Brigitte Karner

Actress | Laurin

Brigitte Karner was born on December 12, 1957 in Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria. She is an actress, known for Laurin (1989), Danni (1983) and Stahlnetz (1958). She has been married to Peter Simonischek since August 26, 1989. They have two children.

64. Friedrich von Ledebur

Actor | Moby Dick

Tall, lean, austere-looking Austrian character actor, whose chiselled features appeared on screen in small parts from 1945. Friedrich was the younger brother of renowned Viennese stage and film actor and director Leopold von Ledebur, both descended from a distinguished aristocratic family (their ...

65. Martina Spitzer

Actress | Risse im Beton

Martina Spitzer is an actress, known for Cracks in Concrete (2014), Das Haus meines Vaters (2013) and Ungehorsam (2016).

THE 'IMITATOR' of HEINZ PRÜLLER, NIKI LAUDA, HANS KRANKL, TONI POLSTER, ALEXANDER WURZ, HERBERT PROHASKA, FRENKIE SCHINKELS, ANDI HERZOG, FRANK STRONACH,...

67. Herwig Seeböck

Actor | Hiob

Herwig Seeböck was born on December 7, 1939 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor, known for Hiob (1978), The Strauss Dynasty (1991) and Jesus von Ottakring (1976). He was married to Erika Mottl. He died on March 1, 2011 in Vienna.

68. John Banner

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965). He was born on Tuesday, January 28th, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old ...

69. Ludwig Stössel

Actor | From the Earth to the Moon

Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...

70. Hary Prinz

Actor | Cenerentola

Hary Prinz was born in 1965 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Cenerentola (2011), War and Peace (2007) and Polly Adler (2008).

71. Branko Samarovski

Actor | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Branko Samarovski was born on July 9, 1939 in Zemun, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for The White Ribbon (2009), Fog in August (2016) and Braunschlag (2012).

72. Anton Pointecker

Actor | Schloßhotel Orth

Anton Pointecker was born on April 16, 1938 in Wildenau, Aspach, Upper Austria, Austria. He was an actor, known for Schloßhotel Orth (1996), Juno und der Pfau (1969) and Die Leute von St. Benedikt (1992). He died on July 7, 2008 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

73. Friedrich von Thun

Actor | Schindler's List

Friedrich von Thun was born on June 30, 1942 in Kwassitz, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia as Friedrich Ernst Peter Paul Maria Graf von Thun und Hohenstein. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), Cold Hell (2017) and Náhrdelník (1992). He was previously ...

74. Ludwig Hirsch

Actor | Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk

Ludwig Hirsch was born on February 28, 1946 in Weinberg, Styria, Austria as Ludwig Gustav Hirsch. He was an actor, known for Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk (1972), Hiob (1978) and Initiation (2009). He was married to Cornelia Köndgen. He died on November 24, 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

75. Patricia Aulitzky

Actress | Lena Lorenz

Patricia Aulitzky was born on July 7, 1979 in Salzburg, Austria. She is an actress, known for Lena Lorenz (2015), Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008) and Trakehnerblut (2017).

76. Barbara Lanz

Actress | SOKO Kitzbühel

Barbara Lanz was born on July 31, 1983 in Wels, Austria. She is an actress, known for SOKO Kitzbühel (2001), Der Ferienarzt (2004) and Rosamunde Pilcher (1993).

77. Fritz Karl

Actor | Höhenangst

Fritz Karl (born December 21, 1967) is an Austrian film, television and stage actor born in Gmunden, Upper Austria. He is one of the busiest Austrian actors. Karl lives in both Munich and Vienna with his longtime companion Elena Uhlig. The two of them have three children, born in 2007, 2010 and ...

78. Ernst Konarek

Actor | Oben ohne

Ernst Konarek was born in 1945 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Oben ohne (2007), Kottan ermittelt (1976) and Die Neue - Eine Frau mit Kaliber (1998).

79. Karlheinz Hackl

Actor | Sophie's Choice

Karlheinz Hackl was born on May 16, 1949 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Tatort (1970) and Radetzkymarsch (1994). He was married to Maria Köstlinger and Brigitta Furgler. He died on June 1, 2014 in Vienna.

80. Simon Hatzl

Actor | Wenn du wüsstest, wie schön es hier ist

Simon Hatzl was born on July 2, 1973 in Eibiswald, Austria. He is an actor, known for Wenn du wüsstest, wie schön es hier ist (2015), The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott (2010) and Die Toten von Salzburg (2016).

81. Thomas Mraz

Actor | Vorstadtweiber

Thomas Mraz was born on October 11, 1975 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor and director, known for Vorstadtweiber (2015), A Hidden Life (2019) and The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott (2010).



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