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Occupation
  
Film actress

Spouse
  
Harry Piel

Role
  
Singer

Name
  
Maria Forescu

Years active
  
1913–1933


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Full Name
  
Maria Fullenbaum

Born
  
15 January 1875 (
1875-01-15
)
Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary

Died
  
November 23, 1943, Buchenwald concentration camp, Weimar, Germany

Movies
  
Danton, The Story of Dida Ibsen

Similar People
  
Richard Oswald, Harry Piel, Gerhard Lamprecht, Georg Jacoby, Hans Behrendt

Maria Forescu (15 January 1875 – 23 November 1943) was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian opera singer and film actress. During the silent and talkies era of the German cinema, she appeared in several movies as a supporting actress. When Adolf Hitler came to power, Forescu, like other Jews of that period, was barred from her profession. She died in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

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Biography

Forescu was born Maria Füllenbaum on 15 January 1875, in Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary. She attended a boarding school in Paris. She studied singing, music and drama at the Prague Conservatory. Around the turn of the century, she debuted as an operetta singer and soon became a well known member of the renowned Viennese Carl Theater. She also performed in several of the tours organized by the theater throughout Europe. Then she went to Berlin, where she appeared at the theater of the West, at the Operetta Theater, and the Metropolitan Theater.

She made her film acting debut in 1911 with the Charles Paulus-directed Die Pflicht. She left singing in 1915 to concentrate on her film acting career. She mainly appeared as a supporting actress. After the advent of the talkies she acted in several films of her friend Harry Piel. She had played the character of Yelina in the crime film Marizza. The most popular films in which Maria Forescu acted were the Gerhard Lamprecht-directed Zwischen Nacht und Morgen and the Hans Behrendt-directed Danton (both 1931). In the 1929 film Der Sittenrichter. § 218. Eine wahre Begebenheit, Forescu played the woman who aborted the heroine's child. The film was considered controversial for depicting the topic of abortion. She also starred in the 1920 silent film The Women House of Brescia. The film was rejected by the British Board of Film Classification.

In 1932, after filming Das erste Recht des Kindes (directed by Fritz Wendhausen), her career was cut short by the new laws made by the Nazi party. She was deprived of living a respected life and was prohibited from engaging in any professional activities. Forescu who was of Jewish origin was expelled from the Reich Student Council film in 1938. After the expulsion and the rising hatred against the Jews she took refuge with Maria Hirschburg on the Motzstrasse in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. She died in the Buchenwald concentration camp on 23 November 1943. Throughout her career she had acted in approximately 160 films.

Filmography

Actress
1933
Kampf um Blond
1932
Das erste Recht des Kindes
1932
The Cheeky Devil as
Loulous Mutter
1931
Ombres des bas fonds
1931
Bobby geht los
1931
Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. as
Strafende Mutter
1931
Ein ausgekochter Junge as
Vera, sein Gefährtin
1931
Zwischen Nacht und Morgen as
Anita
1931
Schatten der Unterwelt
1931
Danton
1931
Road to Rio
1930
Er oder ich as
Stewardesse
1930
Susanne macht Ordnung as
Frl. Laron, Pensionats-Vorsteherin
1930
Verklungene Träume as
Madalina's mother
1930
Old Song
1930
Im Kampf mit der Unterwelt as
Kindermädchen
1930
Liebeskleeblatt
1929
Das Mädel aus der Provinz as
Zimmervermieterin
1929
Die Schleiertänzerin
1929
Sein bester Freund as
Hochzeitsgast
1929
Zwei Brüder as
Ihre Mutter
1929
Madame Lu, die Frau für diskrete Beratung as
Abortionist
1929
Männer ohne Beruf as
Die Bardame (uncredited)
1929
Why Cry at Parting?
1929
Die Kaviarprinzessin as
Ihre Tante
1929
Hell of a Reporter as
Madame Lourdier
1929
Der Sittenrichter as
Frau mit dem dunkeln Gewerbe
1929
Vererbte Triebe: Der Kampf ums neue Geschlecht
1929
Meineid - Ein Paragraph, der Menschen tötet
1929
Der Mann mit dem Laubfrosch as
Zimmermädchen
1929
Emerald of the East as
The Chieftainess
1928
Anastasia, die falsche Zarentochter as
Frau von Tarski
1928
Das Gesetz der schwarzen Berge
1928
Ein Mädel und drei Clowns as
Maria's mother
1928
Schenk mir das Leben
1928
Die Hölle der Jungfrauen as
Vorsteherin
1927
Wer wirft den ersten Stein?
1927
Der falsche Prinz
1927
Bigamie as
Artistin
1927
Frühere Verhältnisse
1927
Valencia as
Valencias Wirtin
1927
Streets of Algiers as
2. Wärterin
1927
Einbruch as
Wirtin
1927
Der Sieg der Jugend as
Die Hexe
1927
Arme kleine Colombine as
Frau Tratsch, Kartenlegerin
1927
Laster der Menschheit as
Li
1927
The Gypsy Baron as
Czipra
1927
A Crazy Night as
Frau Lindemann aus Essig an der Gurke
1927
Die Piraten der Ostseebäder
1927
Mädchenhandel - Eine internationale Gefahr as
Eine menschenfreundliche Frau
1926
Die schwarze Hanne
1926
Der Liebe Lust und Leid
1926
Der gute Ruf
1926
Spitzen as
Kaschemmenwirtin
1926
Kubinke, der Barbier, und die drei Dienstmädchen
1926
Fedora
1926
Die Wiskottens as
Zimmerwirtin
1926
Dürfen wir schweigen? as
1. Patientin
1926
Menschen untereinander as
Gefängniswärterin
1926
Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen
1925
Im Krug zum grünen Kranze as
Die Frau Direktor
1925
Hanseaten
1925
Der Liebeskäfig as
Dettas Zofe
1925
Götz von Berlichingen zubenannt mit der eisernen Hand
1925
Das Abenteuer der Sibylle Brant as
Sonja Rubenstein, Pianistin
1925
Slums of Berlin as
Flickschneider's Wife
1925
Der König und das kleine Mädchen as
Die Schenkwirtin
1925
The Joyless Street as
Frau (uncredited)
1924
Husbands or Lovers
1924
Die Marionetten der Fürstin
1924
Menschen und Masken, 1. Teil - Der falsche Emir
1924
Menschen und Masken, 2. Teil - Ein gefährliches Spiel
1923
Der Großindustrielle as
Gesellschafterin
1923
Esterella
1923
Frauenschicksal
1923
Auferstehung. Katjuscha Maslowa
1922
Lola Montez, die Tänzerin des Königs
1922
Tabea, stehe auf!
1922
Der Ruf des Schicksals
1922
Jimmy, ein Schicksal von Mensch und Tier
1922
Marie Antoinette - Das Leben einer Königin
1922
Die fünf Frankfurter as
Frau Nathanson
1922
The Count of Charolais
1922
She and the Three as
Ehrendamen hinter schwedischen Gardinen
1922
Hapura, die tote Stadt - 1. Teil: Der Kampf um das Millionenerbe as
seine Frau
1922
Bummellotte as
Frau Baum
1922
Hanneles Himmelfahrt
1922
Der Todesreigen
1922
Der Mann in der Litfassäule
1922
Marizza as
Old Yelina
1922
Könnyved, der große Unbekannte as
Frau Oftedal aka Svenstrup
1922
Der Abenteurer as
Peddy, seine Frau
1922
Tanja, die Frau an der Kette
1921
Piraten der Schönheit as
Fremde Dame
1921
Das Geheimnis der Santa Maria
1921
Razzia as
Blanchette
1921
Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth as
Minor Role (uncredited)
1921
Die Bettelgräfin vom Kurfürstendamm
1921
Terpsichore. Die Macht des Tanzes
1921
Großstadtmädels - 3. Teil
1921
Die Fremde aus der Elstergasse
1921
Großstadtmädels - 1. Teil
1920
Das Frauenhaus von Brescia
1920
Im Banne des Andern as
Mabel
1920
Die entfesselte Menschheit as
3. Anführerin des Pöbels
1920
Frank Norton, 2. Teil - Der unheimliche Fahrgast
1920
Der Mann auf der Flasche
1920
Frank Norton
1920
Das Medaillon der Lady Sington
1920
Die Schuld des Andern
1919
Das Lied der Nornen as
Marina
1919
Irrwahn
1919
Phantome des Lebens
1919
Der Tänzer 2. Teil
1919
Nachtasyl as
Cora Smith
1919
Gepeitscht
1919
Der Tänzer
1919
Peer Gynt as
Die Grüngekleidete
1919
Peer Gynt - 2. Teil: Peer Gynts Wanderjahre und Tod as
Die Grüngekleidete
1919
Veritas vincit
1919
Die rote Herzogin as
Schwarze Gret - Model
1918
Der Weg, der zur Verdammnis führt, 1.Teil - Das Schicksal der Aenne Wolter as
Negerin
1918
Die Tochter des Rajah
1918
The Story of Dida Ibsen as
Dienerin
1918
Colomba
1917
Professor Nissens seltsamer Tod as
Lola Fernandez
1917
Am Abgrund
1916
Seltsame Köpfe as
Assistentin
1915
Märtyrerin der Liebe as
Anita
1913
Der Steckbrief (Short)
1912
Krone und Fessel (Short)

References

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