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Ermina Zaenah

Ermina Zaenah

Indonesian actress
Ermina Zaenah
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Intro Indonesian actress
Is Actor
From Indonesia
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 11 November 1928, Jambi, Indonesia
Age 92 years
Star sign Scorpio
Peoplepill ID ermina-zaenah
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Ermina Zaenah (born 11 November 1928) is an Indonesian actress and film producer who was active in the 1950s and 1960s.


Zaenah was born in Jambi, a city on the island of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, on 11 November 1928. She completed her education up to the elementary school level, but soon focused on a career in entertainment. Aside from acting in stage plays, Zaenah led her own musical group, the Los Suita Rama, and performed topeng dance.

In 1951 Zaenah entered the film industry. Originally she performed in productions by a number of companies, including Golden Arrow, Fred Young's Bintang Surabaya, and Tan and Wong Bros. In 1953 she migrated to Djamaluddin Malik's Persari, starring in several films for the company, including Supir Istimewa, Pegawai Tinggi (cited by Film Varia as Zaenah's greatest opportunity to gain domestic fame equal to Titien Sumarni), and Bintang Baru.

In the 1960s, as the domestic film industry was suffering, Zaenah moved behind the camera. She worked as producer on four films: Kamar 13 (Room 13, 1961), Lagu dan Buku (Song and Book, 1961), Bakti (Service, 1963), and Ekspedisi Terakhir (The Last Expedition, 1964). She returned to the theater for a short time when she toured Java with the group Sapta Daya. Her fellow actors during this tour included Astaman, Awaluddin, and M. Budharasa.

By the 1970s Zaenah was working as an entrepreneur, focusing on mercantile efforts.

Works cited

  • Ardan, S. M.; Hadimadja, Ramadhan Karta; Poeradisastra, Ratih; Sari, Fitria (2004). Jejak Seorang Aktor Sukarno M. Noor dalam Film Indonesia [Footsteps of the Actor Sukarno M. Noor in Indonesian Cinema] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Aksara Karunia.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Biran, Misbach Yusa, ed. (1979). Apa Siapa Orang Film Indonesia 1926–1978 [What and Who: Film Figures in Indonesia, 1926–1978]. Sinematek Indonesia. OCLC 6655859.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "Filmografi Ermina Zaenah" [Ermina Zaenah Filmography]. filmindonesia.or.id (in Indonesian). Konfiden Foundation. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  • "Gelanggang Datuk Sari" [Datuk Sari's Corner]. Film Varia (in Indonesian). 1 (11): 28–29. November 1954.
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