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Christiane Schmidtmer

Christiane Schmidtmer
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Nationalité Allemagne
Naissance 24 décembre 1939 à Mannheim (Allemagne)
Mort 13 mars 2003 (à 63 ans) à Heidelberg (Allemagne)

Christiane Schmidtmer (December 24, 1939 – March 13, 2003) was a German actress, fashion model and nude model of the 1960s and 1970s.


Early life
Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany to Gertrud and Jakob Schmidtmer on Christmas Eve 1939. Her father worked for the Western governments and disappeared in Russia during the war.
The family later relocated from Mannheim to nearby Heidelberg after her mother remarried.

At the age of seventeen her mother sent her to London where Christiane attended St. Giles School to learn English. During her stay in England, she met a powerful man of British royalty who offered to send her to the Royal Academy of Arts if – in return – she would sleep with him. She packed her bags and left for Germany the same night.

After returning to Heidelberg, she attended the local Hölderlin-Gymnasium (academic high school) from which she graduated during the late 1950s. In 1959 against strong family opposition – her mother wanted her to follow a career in medicine – Christiane Schmidtmer moved to Munich where she began taking acting lessons. During that time she performed in afternoon stage productions for children.

Christiane Schmidtmer worked in the stage in Germany from 1961–1963, then turned to photographic modelling for German fashion and nude magazines and later, Playboy in the USA. She also modelled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor Cosmetics, before she started her movie career. She was hired as their featured model and introduced at the New York World's Fair in 1964 followed by an American tour with visits to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago.

She appeared in German TV and movie productions, such as Rolf Hädrich's Delay in Marienborn. During the filming in Berlin and England she befriended co-star José Ferrer. The friendship lasted until Ferrer's death in 1992. He later recommended her to Stanley Kramer for his production of Ship of Fools, her first US film in which she played Ferrer's beautiful mistress. But today, most people will remember her as the evil wardress in the exploitation women-in-prison film The Big Doll House (1971) as well as the German Lufthansa stewardess Lise Bruner in Boeing Boeing. In this 1965 comedy she co-starred with Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Thelma Ritter and Dany Saval (as the Air France stewardess) and Suzanna Leigh (as the British United Airways stewardess).

Schmidtmer was one of just a few German actresses successful in 1960s Hollywood and was praised by critics as the most exciting German import since Marlene Dietrich. Schmidtmer - with her attractive and typically German appearance - was often reduced to playing the "attractive German". Her nickname which stuck throughout her career was "Liebesbombe"/"Love Bomb".

Throughout the 1970s and towards the end of her career, Schmidtmer appeared in numerous US talk shows, television series, and B-Movie productions such as The Giant Spider Invasion (1975). In 1981 she appeared in Hot Bubblegum - Lemon Popsicle 3 - one of the sequels in the Israeli Eskimo Limon series. Most sources list this as her last film; in it she portrayed a nymphomaniac piano teacher.

Schmidtmer continued to do commercials, and voiceover work in a number of productions. In 1980, shortly before ending her movie career, she published her autobiography My Wild Nights in Hollywood in German magazines. It was later translated into several languages.

Later years and death
Following her movie career Christiane Schmidtmer worked as a licensed real estate agent with numerous million-dollar sales in southern California. She lived both in the US and Heidelberg.

In 1980 she published her autobiography “My Wild Nights in Hollywood” in German magazines.

In 1994 her apartment in Los Angeles was destroyed in a fire. Hundreds of videotapes including many demo tapes for casting offices, along with her movie and TV memorabilia were lost. In subsequent months Christiane Schmidtmer devoted much of her energy and time to rebuilding her memorabilia collection.

Shortly thereafter she permanently moved back to Germany to live with her widowed mother. She led a quiet life during which her own health started to fail.

Christiane Schmidtmer died in her sleep on March 13, 2003 at her home in Heidelberg, Germany due to natural causes after an accident. She is survived by her last manager and long-time companion in Las Vegas and her mother who (as of September, 2015) still lives in Heidelberg. Christiane Schmidtmer was interred at the family grave in Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim.

Ses meilleurs films

Half a House (1975)

Le plus souvent avec

Bill Rebane
Bill Rebane
(1 films)
José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(2 films)
Robert Easton
Robert Easton
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Christiane Schmidtmer (10 films)

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L'invasion des araignées géantes, 1h24
Réalisé par Bill Rebane
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Horreur
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, La musique, Mise en scène d'une araignée, Monstre géant, Musique, Film catastrophe
Acteurs Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Alan Hale Jr., Leslie Parrish, Robert Easton, Christiane Schmidtmer
Rôle Helga
Note31% 1.562641.562641.562641.562641.56264
A la suite d'une météorite, les araignées géantes sortent de la terre détenant des diamants énormes qui seront un piège horrifique et cauchemardesque.
747 en péril, 1h46
Réalisé par Jack Smight
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Aventure
Thèmes La fin du monde, Transport, Aviation, Dans un avion, Film catastrophe, Film catastrophe américain, Film de catastrophe aérienne
Acteurs Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist II, Susan Clark, Gloria Swanson
Rôle Angie Bell (uncredited)
Note57% 2.8504552.8504552.8504552.8504552.850455
L'action de 747 en péril se situe à bord d’un avion de type Boeing 747 de la compagnie fictive Columbia Airlines entre Washington et Los Angeles. Afin d'éviter l'épaisse nappe de brouillard qui recouvre Los Angeles, le commandant Stacy (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) reçoit l'ordre d'atterrir à Salt Lake City.
Scream, Pretty Peggy
Réalisé par Gordon Hessler
Genres Drame, Thriller, Horreur
Acteurs Ted Bessell, Bette Davis, Charles Drake, Allan Arbus, Christiane Schmidtmer, Tovah Feldshuh
Rôle Jennifer Elliot
Note64% 3.2469753.2469753.2469753.2469753.246975
Peggy is a college student and aspiring artist who works as a housekeeper in the mansion of mysterious recluse Mrs. Elliott and her oddball sculptor son Jeffrey. She becomes suspicious when George Thornton comes to the house looking for his missing daughter, who once worked in the position she now holds, and even more so when she learns Jeffrey's sister, whom she was led to believe was on an extended European vacation, actually is mentally deranged and living in the apartment above the garage. Undaunted by warnings from her employer, Peggy is determined to befriend the girl, a decision that leads to a lot of mysterious doings and a Psycho-inspired climax.
The Big Doll House, 1h35
Réalisé par Jack Hill
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Action
Thèmes La prison, Sexualité, Erotique, Sexploitation, Prison pour femmes
Acteurs Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Christiane Schmidtmer, Pat Woodell, Brooke Mills
Rôle Miss Dietrich
Note59% 2.9502852.9502852.9502852.9502852.950285
Aux Philippines, une femme, Collier, (Judith Brown) qui a tué son mari en état de légitime défense se retrouve dans un pénitencier de femmes. Elle se retrouve en cellule avec des codétenues très différentes : une prostituée : Grear (Pam Grier), une compagne de guérilléro : Bodine (Pat Woodell), une junkie. Les conditions de détentions sont très dures et le camp est dirigé par une gardienne sadique. Collier est ses compagnes de cellules cherche à s'évader, tandis que le nouveau docteur de la prison tente auprès de la directrice de plaider pour de meilleurs traitements. Par ailleurs, la prison est alimenté en produits frais par deux aventuriers qui ne sont pas insensibles aux charmes de certaines détenues.
I Deal In Danger
Réalisé par Walter Grauman
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Guerre
Thèmes Espionnage, Politique
Acteurs Robert Goulet, Christine Carrère, Horst Frank, Donald Harron, Christiane Schmidtmer, Werner Peters
Rôle Ericka von Lindendorf
Note58% 2.916332.916332.916332.916332.91633
In Nazi Germany during World War II, David March (Goulet) is an American traitor who has been given wide access to travel as he wishes within Germany. Unbeknownst to the Germans, March is actually an American spy, the last remaining from a spy ring, known as Blue Light. As time goes on, he has been able to work his way higher and higher within the Nazi intelligence apparatus, however he is suspected by a Nazi Gestapo officer, Captain Elm (Werner Peters). Along the way, he meets Susanne Duchard (Carère), a French agent, who he has a romantic interlude with, and persuades her to help him.
Boeing, Boeing, 1h42
Réalisé par John Rich
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, Journalisme, Sexualité, Théâtre, Transport, Erotique, Aviation, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter, Christiane Schmidtmer, Dany Saval, Suzanna Leigh
Rôle Lise Bruner / Lufthansa
Note63% 3.1993353.1993353.1993353.1993353.199335
Bernard Lawrence (Tony Curtis), correspondant de presse dans un grand magazine à Paris, celui-ci joue également les séducteurs. Il a trois maîtresses hôtesses de l'air toutes différentes les unes les autres, mais dans des compagnies différentes. Il doit déployer toute l'attention pour que ces femmes ne se rencontrent pas en même temps. Il est secondé dans cette triple vie par la vaillante Bertha, femme de ménage, qui veille à ce que chacune, à son arrivée, se retrouve « chez elle » avec son linge dans les tiroirs, sa photo dans le cadre, et son plat préféré qui mijote dans la cuisine. Mais voilà que de nouveaux avions, plus rapides, perturbent et désorganisent le méticuleux planning du triple jeu. Pour comble de tout, son ami et collègue Robert Reed (Jerry Lewis) l'aide dans toute cette situation, où il tente de s'immiscer. Et voilà que Bernard apprend qu'il est muté, et doit quitter Paris. Le rythme s'accélère, avec les arrivées imprévues des trois hôtesses, auxquelles les deux compères tentent de faire face. Jusqu'au télescopage final, où ils ne peuvent que prendre la fuite.
La Nef des fous, 2h29
Réalisé par Stanley Kramer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Guerre, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Michael Dunn
Rôle Lizzi
Note70% 3.546583.546583.546583.546583.54658
En 1933, un paquebot allemand quitte le port de Veracruz (Mexique) pour gagner l'Europe et débarquer à Brême (Allemagne) après avoir fait escale à Cuba puis à Tenerife. Durant la traversée, ses passagers de classes sociales très diverses et certains, en proie à des problèmes existentiels (notamment une divorcée dépressive et vieillissante amoureuse d'un lieutenant), politiques (activistes, nazis et antis) ou sentimentaux (un jeune couple d'amoureux et d'autres plus ou moins illégitimes), vont vivre des drames ou s'affronter idéologiquement alors qu'en Europe des troubles annoncent la Seconde Guerre mondiale.