Monday, August 17, 2009

Cornelia Froboess

Cornelia "Conny" Froboess is a German actress and singer, perhaps best known for her schlager-pop teen idol years. Her first hit record was in 1951, at the age of 8, with the song "Pack Die Badehose Ein" (Pack Your Swimsuit).

Her film acting career spans from the 1962 Jean Renoir film The Elusive Corporal to 1973's Crazy, Total Verr├╝ckt to Werner Fassbinder's Veronika Voss in 1982. On the stage, she played Ellida in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea in 1990. In 2004 she played Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and the title role in Bertolt Brecht and Margarete Steffin's Mother Courage and Her Children.

Here, we see two decidedly different sides of her, both taken from the 1959 German film Hula-Hopp, Conny.

View: Cornelia Froboess, "Diana" (1959)

View: Cornelia Froboess, "Mein Daddy" (1959)

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