Adele Sandrock: German actress (1863 - 1937)
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Adele Sandrock
German actress

Adele Sandrock

Adele Sandrock
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Intro German actress
Was Actor Stage actor Film actor
From Germany Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 19 August 1863, Rotterdam
Death 30 August 1937, Berlin (aged 74 years)
Star sign Leo
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Adele Sandrock (19 August 1863 – 30 August 1937) was a German-Dutch actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German movie stars.


Sandrock was born as Adele Feldern-Förster in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the daughter of the German merchant Eduard Sandrock (1834–1897) and his Dutch wife Johanna Simonetta ten Hagen (1833–1917). After a rocky childhood, she went to Berlin at the age of fifteen to become an actress. She made her debut in 1878 with a major role in Mutter und Sohn by Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer. In Berlin she met the famous Meiningen Ensemble and achieved success at the theatre of Meiningen, where her first role was Luise in Schiller's Intrigue and Love, followed by further engagements in Moscow, Wiener Neustadt, and Budapest.

In 1889 she had her breakthrough at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and afterwards became a member of the Volkstheater ensemble. She created a number of major roles for modern playwrights including Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Schnitzler, with whom she had a notoriously stormy affair, later perpetuated in his play La Ronde. She was temporarily engaged with the author Alexander Roda Roda, who also integrated the experience in his writing. From 1895 she performed at the Burgtheater, however, she provoked disagreement concerning both her contract and her private life, and she left for an extended European tour in 1898. Back at the Volkstheater in 1902, she was not able to continue her success on th stage. In 1905 he moved back to Berlin, to work at the Deutsches Theater led by Max Reinhardt.

Adele Sandrock about 1930

In 1911 Sandrock made her silent film debut in Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volk, a short subject. She acted in more than 140 films, working with a number of directors including Reinhold Schünzel and Hans Hinrich, and even continued her career into the sound film era with her characteristic dark voice. Her autobiography, Mein Leben, was published in 1940.

Selected filmography

  • Lady Hamilton (1921)
  • Violet (1921)
  • The Story of Christine von Herre (1921)
  • The Black Panther (1921)
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1922)
  • Helena (1924)
  • The Girl with a Patron (1925)
  • German Hearts on the German Rhine (1926)
  • Orphan of Lowood (1926)
  • Trude (1926)
  • Assassination (1927)
  • Rhenish Girls and Rhenish Wine (1927)
  • Light-Hearted Isabel (1927)
  • Queen Louise (1927)
  • The Mistress (1927)
  • Poor Little Sif (1927)
  • The City of a Thousand Delights (1927)
  • The Girl with the Five Zeros (1927)
  • Heaven on Earth (1927)
  • Leontine's Husbands (1928)
  • Lotte (1928)
  • Der Ladenprinz (1928)
  • Serenissimus and the Last Virgin (1928)
  • Mary Lou (1928)
  • Mariett Dances Today (1928)
  • Misled Youth (1929)
  • Katharina Knie (1929)
  • My Daughter's Tutor (1929)
  • Revolt in the Batchelor's House (1929)
  • The Circus Princess (1929)
  • Fräulein Else (1929)
  • Danube Waltz (1930)
  • The Great Longing (1930)
  • The Tender Relatives (1930)
  • Queen of the Night (1931)
  • Without Meyer, No Celebration is Complete (1931)
  • Her Majesty the Barmaid (1931)
  • The Soaring Maiden (1931)
  • A Tremendously Rich Man (1932)
  • The Mad Bomberg (1932)
  • The Magic Top Hat (1932)
  • A Mad Idea (1932)
  • The Beautiful Adventure (1932)
  • The Victor (1932)
  • The Big Bluff (1933)
  • Little Girl, Great Fortune (1933)
  • Daughter of the Regiment (1933)
  • The English Marriage (1934)
  • The Gentleman Without a Residence (1934)
  • Spring Parade (1934)
  • Count Woronzeff (1934)
  • The Last Waltz (1934)
  • Paganini (1934)
  • Amphitryon (1935)
  • Circus Saran (1935)
  • Heaven on Earth (1935)
  • Fruit in the Neighbour's Garden (1935)
  • The Empress's Favourite (1936)

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