Siddhesh Joshi

Ruth Stephan

Occupation  Actress
Spouse  Balduin Baas
Role  Film actress
Name  Ruth Stephan
Years active  1951–1974

Ruth Stephan imgzandacomitem90027230000058730xautoruthst
Born  October 27, 1925 (1925-10-27) Altona, Germany
Died  August 8, 1975, Berlin, Germany
Parents  Kurt Stephan, Kriemhilde Stephan
Movies  Der verkaufte Grosvater, What Is the Matter with Willi?, Hurrah - the School Is Burning, Charley's Aunt, Here I Am - Here I Stay
Similar People  Balduin Baas, Rudolf Schundler, Geza von Cziffra, Rolf Olsen, Heinz Erhardt

Ruth Stephan (October 27, 1925 – August 8, 1975) was a German film and stage actress. She appeared with Heinz Erhardt in the 'Willi' series of films.


Ruth Stephan Ruth Stephan Bilder Cinemade


Ruth Stephan Die Unschuld vom Lande Bilder Cinemade

Ruth Stephan was born to retail merchant Kurt Stephan and his wife Kriemhilde. After graduating from school she first worked as a certified bank teller before taking acting lessons.

Ruth Stephan Ruth Stephan Zanda

During her early acting career she worked mostly in the stage in Germany, including theaters in Hamburg and Berlin. She appeared in her first movie in 1951 which made her career heading into a different direction. She was side-tracked into films and became a popular face of German comedy movies.

Ruth Stephan Ruth Stephan filmportalde

Most notably she appeared in numerous movies alongside Heinz Erhardt - often playing his wife or secretary. She also became popular for portraying an English and Biology teacher in the late 1960s High School movie series Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank (English translation: The buggers from the first bench)

Ruth Stephan Ruth Stephan 1925 1975 Find A Grave Memorial

In the early 1970s Ruth Stephan went back to the stage - working more in theaters again. She died of lung cancer in August 1975. A street in the district of Berlin-Spandau is named after her.

Selected filmography

  • I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg (1952)
  • Homesick for You (1952)
  • You Only Live Once (1952)
  • Lady's Choice (1953)
  • Not Afraid of Big Animals (1953)
  • The Private Secretary (1953)
  • The Uncle from America (1953)
  • Hit Parade (1953)
  • Clivia (1954)
  • The Telephone Operator (1954)
  • The Spanish Fly (1955)
  • Three Days Confined to Barracks (1955)
  • Charley's Aunt (1956)
  • Two Bavarians in the Jungle (1957)
  • The Legs of Dolores (1957)
  • The Simple Girl (1957)
  • The Star of Santa Clara (1958)
  • A Song Goes Round the World (1958)
  • Of Course, the Motorists (1959)
  • La Paloma (1959)
  • On Thin Ice (1961)
  • Ramona (1961)
  • Max the Pickpocket (1962)
  • Wild Water (1962)
  • The Bird Seller (1962)
  • Breakfast in Bed (1963)
  • Come to the Blue Adriatic (1966)
  • The Sinful Village (1966)
  • Rheinsberg (1967)
  • Zur Hölle mit den Paukern (1968)
  • Hurra, die Schule brennt! (1969)
  • What Is the Matter with Willi? (1970)
  • That Can't Shake Our Willi! (1970)
  • Hurray We Are Bachelors Again (1971)
  • Our Willi Is the Best (1971)
  • Kinderarzt Dr. Fröhlich (1972)
  • References

    Ruth Stephan Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Balduin Baas
    Heinz Erhardt
    Charley's Aunt