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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  Ivan Lebedeff (m. 1941)
Role  Actress
Name  Wera Engels
Years active  1926–1937

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Born  12 May 1905 (1905-05-12) Kiel, Germany
Died  November 16, 1988, Munich, Germany
Movies  The Great Jasper, The Great Impersonation, The Streets of London
Similar People  Ivan Lebedeff, Gary Cooper, J Walter Ruben, Alan Crosland

Wera Engels

Wera Engels (12 May 1905 – 16 November 1988) was a German actress. After successful leading roles in productions of the well-established German UFA-studios in Babelsberg as well as in France, she was invited to Hollywood. Producers saw her as a cheap alternative to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.


She was contracted with RKO. She and actress Mary Pickford reportedly became good friends. In 1935 she returned to Germany, but left soon thereafter. Back in Hollywood, she dated Gary Cooper for a while but married Lithuanian-born actor/writer Ivan Lebedeff. After Lebedeff's death in 1953 of angina pectoris, she moved back to Europe, where she stayed with several friends in London and Stockholm before she went back to Germany. She lived the rest of her life with Erna Hoffmann (widow of Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler's friend and personal photographer) in the Munich area.


  • 1926 White Slave Traffic
  • Lützow's Wild Hunt (1927)
  • 1927 Du hast geliebt am schoenen Rhein?
  • When the Guard Marches (1928)
  • 1928 Befehl zur Ehe
  • 1929 The Streets of London
  • 1930 L'anglais tel qu'on le parle
  • The Copper (1930)
  • 1931 Le parfum de la dame en noir
  • Children of Fortune (1931)
  • 1932 Der Hexer
  • 1932 Lumpenkavaliere
  • 1933 The Great Jasper
  • 1934 Fugitive Road
  • 1935 Sweepstake Annie
  • 1935 Together We Live
  • 1935 The Great Impersonation
  • 1935 Hong Kong Nights
  • 1936 Wolga-Wolga
  • Talking About Jacqueline (1937)

  • Wera Engels Wera Engels Lebedeff 1909 1988 Find A Grave Memorial
    Wera Engels Wera Engels Lebedeff 1909 1988 Find A Grave Memorial


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