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Susanne Lothar
German actress

Susanne Lothar

Susanne Lothar
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Intro German actress
Was Actor Television actor Stage actor Film actor
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 15 November 1960, Hamburg
Death 21 July 2012, Berlin (aged 51 years)
Mother: Ingrid Andree
Father: Hanns Lothar
Spouse: Ulrich Mühe
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Susanne Lothar (15 November 1960 – 21 July 2012) was a German film, television and stage actress.

Early life and education

Susanne Lothar was born on 15 November 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. She was the daughter of actors Hanns Lothar and Ingrid Andree, who divorced in 1965, the year before her father's death. She studied drama at the Hochschule für Theater und Musik (School of Theatre and Music) in Hamburg.


Lothar was a member of the company of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus theatre in Hamburg for many years and her performances include roles in Frank Wedekind's Lulu plays (Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)), produced by Peter Zadek. For her first film Strange Fruits (Eisenhans) in 1983, she received the German Federal Film Prize. With Ulrich Mühe, she appeared as the victimised married couple in the original version of Michael Haneke's Funny Games in 1997. Lothar worked again with Haneke as Mrs Schober in The Piano Teacher and in The White Ribbon.

Her films The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher and Funny Games were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Personal life

Lothar married actor Ulrich Mühe in 1997; the couple had two children. Mühe died of stomach cancer in 2007.


Susanne Lothar's death was announced in a written statement by lawyer Christian Schertz, representing her family, on 25 July 2012. The cause was not disclosed. Lothar died just a day before the fifth anniversary of her husband's death.


  • Strange Fruit (1983)
  • The Mountain (1991)
  • Benito (The Rise and Fall of Benito Mussolini) (1993)
  • Funny Games (1997)
  • Das Schloß (1997)
  • The Piano Teacher (2002)
  • Snowland (2005)
  • Under the Ice (2006)
  • Madonnas (2007)
  • The Reader (2008)
  • Fleisch ist mein Gemüse (2008)
  • The White Ribbon (2009)
  • Nemesis (2010)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2010; TV)
  • The Coming Days (2010)
  • If Not Us, Who? (2011)
  • Remembrance (2011)
  • Dust On Our Hearts (2012)
  • Anna Karenina (2012)

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