Senta Berger

BirthDay:

13 May 1941

BirthPlace:

Vienna, Austria

Bio:

Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons and at 14, Berger turned to acting taking private lessons. She left her private school education at 16. In 1957, Berger was discovered by famous director Willi Forst and played a small role in a film. She was accepted to the Max Reinhardt Seminar. In 1958, Berger was the youngest member at the Vienna Theater in Josefstadt. Director Bernhard Wicki and producer Artur Brauner sought after Senta producing the film The Good Soldier, by Heinz Rühmann. It succeeded and Brauner used her in several films. In 1962, Berger moved to Hollywood and starred with Charlton Heston, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Richard Harris, George Hamilton, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Yul Brynner. In 1969 she returned to Europe and was seen during the 1970's in Italian productions of various genres. In 1967, she returned to the silver screen with an Alain Delon film. In 1968, Berger played in the three-part thriller Babeck by Herbert Reinecker. 1970 was her debut as Producer of her own company. As director she put her husband's film before the camera. Further, international successful of films of her production company have included The White Rose, The Nasty Girl and Mother Courage. In addition, Berger expanded her European career in France and Italy. The birth of her two sons, Simon (b. 1972) and Luca (b. 1979) prompted Berger to turn back to the theater. In 1985/86, she managed her TV comeback in front of the German-speaking audience in the television series Kir Royal co-starring with Franz Xaver Kroetz , Dieter Hildebrandt and Billie Zöckler. Many TV series guest appearances followed.
Filmography

Actor ( 155 credits )

Rabbit School (2017) Hermine
Willkommen bei den Hartmanns (2016)
Altersglühen - Speed Dating für Senioren (2014) Maria Koppel
Geschichte der Schönheit (2013) (2 episodes, 2013)
Glory: A Tale of Mistaken Identities (2012) Rosalie
Zettl (2012) Mona Mödlinger
La France sauvage (2012)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Gottschalk Live (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Bambule - Das Magazin (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Colors in the Dark (2010) Anita
Liebe am Fjord (2010)  Pernille Sörenbrandt (1 episode, 2011)
Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere! (2009) Herself
Ob ihr wollt oder nicht! (2009) Dorothea
Die Machtergreifung (2009)  Stéphane Roussel's Diary (1 episode, 2009)
Menschliches Versagen (2008) Herself (voice)
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin (2008) Herself (archive footage)
Markus Lanz (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Menschen & Mächte (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Sam Peckinpah: Portrait (2006)
Lafer! Lichter! Lecker! (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah (2005) Herself
Fröhlich lesen (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Unsere Besten (2003)  Various roles (1 episode, 2006)
Menschen bei Maischberger (2003)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2009)
Lesen! Mit Elke Heidenreich (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Under Suspicion (2002)  Dr. Eva Maria Prohacek (22 episodes, 2002-2014)
Zapp (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Volle Kanne (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Beckmann (1999)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Der deutsche Fernsehpreis (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Am I Beautiful? (1998) Unna
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (1998)  Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2007)
ARD Buffet (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Herman & Tietjen (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Nachtstudio (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Kommissar Rex (1994)  Karla Wilke (1 episode, 1995)
Ärzte (1994)  Dr. Margarethe Martin (8 episodes, 1994-1996)
Lilli Lottofee (1992)  Lilli (1 episode, 1992)
DAS! (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Tre colonne in cronaca (1990) La contessa Odessa Bonaveri
Peter Strohm (1989)  Christina Schönberg (1 episode, 1989)
Die schnelle Gerdi (1989)  Gerdi Angerpointner (12 episodes, 1989-2004)
Cheeeese (1988) Erica
La belle Anglaise (1988) (1 episode, 1990)
Urban Animals (1987) Miss Abbott
Seitenblicke (1987)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
L'ultima mazurka (1986) Grete
Killing Cars (1986) Marie Landauer
Showgeschichten (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 1989)
Kir Royal (1986)  Mona (6 episodes, 1986)
Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (1985) Clara
The Flying Devils (1985) Nina Rosta
Fatto su misura (1985)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (5 episodes, 1982-2003)
Dantons Tod (1981) Marion
Speed Driver (1980) Suzanne
Verstehen Sie Spaß? (1980)  Herself (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
NDR Talk Show (1979)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Nest of Vipers (1978) Carla Richter
Freiheit (1978)
Cross of Iron (1977) Eva
Chinese Miracle (1977) Detta Gaspardi
Una donna di seconda mano (1977)
Signore e signori, buonanotte (1976) Wife of Palese
MitGift (1976) Alice Burgmann
The Mistress Is Served (1976) Angela
The Swiss Conspiracy (1976) Denise Abbott
Diary of a Passion (1976) Roberta
Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder (1975)  Schwester Senta (1 episode, 1975)
Schnick-Schnack (1975)  Herself (3 episodes, 1975)
Österreich-Bild (1975)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Di mamma non ce n'è una sola (1974) Paolina Borghese
L'uomo senza memoria (1974) Sara Grimaldi
La bellissima estate (1974) Manuela
III nach neun (1974)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Merry-Go-Round (1973) Die Jung Frau / The Young Wife / Emma
Amore e ginnastica (1973) Maria Pedani
The Scarlet Letter (1973) Hester Prynne
Secrets of a Nurse (1973) Suor Maria
Je später der Abend... (1973)  Herself (1 episode, 1975)
When Women Lost Their Tails (1972) Filli
Morals of Ruth Halbfass (1972) Ruth Halbfass
Cause of Divorce (1972) Enrica Sebastiani
L'amante dell'Orsa Maggiore (1971) Fela
Roma bene (1971) Princess Dede Marescalli
Angel's Leap (1971) Sylvaine Orsini
He Who Loves in a Glass House (1971) Hanna
Million Dollar Eel (1971) Countess Spodani
Dalli Dalli (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 1975)
Rolf Harris Show (1971)  Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1971)
When Women Had Tails (1970) Filli
O.K. (1970) Herself
Cuori solitari (1970) Giovanna
Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano (1969) Giulietta Cavamacchia
De Sade (1969) Anne de Montreuil
Les étrangers (1969) May
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) London Saleswoman
Allen Ludden's Gallery (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 1969)
Rom aktuell (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 1970)
Vienna (1968)
It Takes a Thief (1968)  Claire Vickers / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
The Name of the Game (1968)  Mariette Bern (1 episode, 1968)
Treffpunkt Airport (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 1968)
To Commit a Murder (1967) Gertraud Sphax
The Ambushers (1967) Francesca Madeiros
Diaboliquement vôtre (1967) Christiane
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Herself (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Dateline: Hollywood (1967)  Herself (1 episode, 1967)
The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966) Maggie
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) Inge Lindt
Long Legs, Long Fingers (1966) Doris Holberg
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) Maxine
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Magda Simon
Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966) Kyra Stanovy
The Spy with My Face (1965) Serena (archive footage)
The Glory Guys (1965) Lou Woddard
Major Dundee (1965) Teresa Santiago
Shots in 3/4 Time (1965) Captain Jenny
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Guest Appearance (2 episodes, 1969)
Die Rudi Carrell Show (1965)  Herself (1 episode, 1969)
Full Hearts and Empty Pockets (1964) Jane
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)  Serena (1 episode, 1964)
Jack und Jenny (1963) Jenny
The Victors (1963) Trudi
Il mistero del tempio indiano (1963) Catherine Talbot
Kali Yug, la dea della vendetta (1963) Catherine Talbot
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Mia (1 episode, 1964)
The Danny Kaye Show (1963)  Herself (1 episode, 1966)
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962) Ellen Blackburn
Dr. Sibelius (1962) Elisabeth Sibelius
Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Koffer (1962) Susan Brown
The Terror of Doctor Mabuse (1962) Nelly
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (1 episode, 1967)
Ramona (1961) Yvonne
Diesmal muß es Kaviar sein (1961) Chantal
Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961) Francoise
Adieu, Lebewohl, Goodbye (1961) Gaby
Immer Ärger mit dem Bett (1961) Rosemarie Schulze
The Miracle of Father Malachia (1961) Yvonne Krüger
Eine hübscher als die andere (1961) Lilly Haase
Junge Leute brauchen Liebe (1961) Madeleine Talbot
The Secret Ways (1961) Elsa
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Herself (1 episode, 1966)
Hotel Victoria (1961)  Singer (1 episode, 1968)
The Good Soldier Schweik (1960) Gretl
O sole mio (1960) Madeleine
Ich heirate Herrn Direktor (1960) Vera Bleichinger
Adorable Sinner (1959) Une dame de la cour (uncredited)
The Journey (1959) Serving Girl in Black Scarf (uncredited)
Embezzled Heaven (1958)
The Unexcused Hour (1957) Charge als Gymnasialschülerin
Die Lindenwirtin vom Donaustrand (1957) Marie
Du bist die Richtige (1955) Extra (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Henriette Treffz (2 episodes, 1963)
Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) Extra (uncredited)

Producer ( 5 credits )

The Nasty Girl (1990) producer
Die Spider Murphy Gang (1983) associate producer
The White Rose (1982) producer
MitGift (1976) producer
The Dance of Death (1967) producer