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Bettina Moissi

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Years active  1947 - 1950 (film)
Parents  Aleksander Moisiu
Religion  Roman Catholic
Spouse  Heinz Berggruen

Name  Bettina Moissi
Children  Nicolas Berggruen
Role  Film actress
Books  Long is the road
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Born  15 October 1923BerlinGerman Empire
Ethnicity  Albanian father; Austrian mother
Occupation  Film actressStage actress
Movies  Long Is the Road, The Orplid Mystery
Similar People  Nicolas Berggruen, Aleksander Moisiu, Heinz Berggruen, Helmut Kautner

Bettina Moissi (born October 15, 1923) is a German stage and film actress. She played the female lead in the 1948 film Long Is the Road, the first German film to portray the Holocaust.



Moisses was born in Berlin in 1923, the second child of leading stage actor Aleksandër Moisiu, a Christian of Albanian descent and his first wife, Maria Moisiu/Moissi, who was from Vienna. Her father was often branded as Jewish due to his name (which translates as "Moses") and his outspoken defense of his fellow Jewish actors and people during a period of growing anti-semitism. She is Catholic but was married to the Jewish Heinz Berggruen.

Personal life

In 1960, she married the art collector Heinz Berggruen. They had two children:

  • Olivier Berggruen, curator at the Kunsthalle called Schirn Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany; and
  • Nicolas Berggruen, a financier and art collector.
  • Selected filmography

  • In Those Days (1947)
  • Der Apfel ist ab (1948)
  • Long Is the Road (1948)
  • The Orplid Mystery (1950)
  • References

    Bettina Moissi Wikipedia