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Cornell Borchers

Cornell Borchers

German actress
Cornell Borchers
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Intro German actress
A.K.A. Cornelia Bruch, Cornelia Borchers
Was Actor Film actor
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 16 March 1925, Šilutė, Lithuania
Death 12 May 2014, Bavaria, Germany (aged 89 years)
Star sign Pisces
Family
Spouse: Anton Schelkopf
Cornell Borchers
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Biography

Gerlind Cornell Borchers (16 March 1925 – 12 May 2014) was a German actress and singer, active in the late 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for her roles opposite Montgomery Clift in The Big Lift (1950) and Errol Flynn and Nat King Cole in Istanbul (1957). She was noted for her resemblance to Ingrid Bergman, though fairer in coloring.

Biography

Borchers was born in Šilutė (German: Heydekrug), Klaipėda Region (German: Memelland), Lithuania in a German either Prussian Lithuanian or Memellander family. She appeared on the cover of East German magazine Neue Film Welt of 1949, Volume 3, Issue 4. She won a BAFTA Film Award in the category of Best Foreign Actress in 1955 for the movie The Divided Heart of 1954. She retired from acting to raise her child.

She was married twice, first to Bruce Cunningham and then to Dr. Anton Schelkopf, a psychologist, physician and film producer, whom she first met when she starred in his films School for Marriage (1954) and Rot ist die Liebe (1957), by whom she had one daughter, Julia Schelkopf, born in Munich, on 15 September 1962. The couple divorced later. She afterwards lived in Bavaria, Germany and died there in 2014.

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