Person Details

Birthday: 1940-11-05 18:24:38

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Berlin, Germany

Homepage: http://www.elkesommeronline.com/

Movie Involvements: 46

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Elke Sommer, born Elke von Schletz, is a German-born actress, entertainer and artist, who has starred in many Hollywood films. She was spotted by film director Vittorio De Sica while on holiday in Italy, and began appearing in films there in 1958. Also that year, she changed her surname from Schletz to Sommer, which was easier to pronounce for a non-German audience. She quickly became a noted sex symbol and moved to Hollywood in the early 1960s. She also became one of the most popular pin-up girls of the time, and posed for several pictorials in Playboy magazine, including the September 1964 and December 1967 issues. Sommer became one of the top film actresses of the 1960s. She made just shy of 100 film and television appearances between 1959 and 2005, including A Shot in the Dark with Peter Sellers, The Art of Love with James Garner and Dick Van Dyke, The Oscar with Stephen Boyd, Boy Did I Get a Wrong Number! with Bob Hope, the Bulldog Drummond extravaganza Deadlier Than the Male, The Wrecking Crew with Dean Martin, and The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz. In 1964, she won a Golden Globe award as Most Promising Newcomer Actress for The Prize, a film in which she co-starred with Paul Newman and Edward G. Robinson. A frequent guest on television, Sommer sang and participated in comedy sketches on episodes of The Dean Martin Show and on Bob Hope specials, made 10 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and was a panelist on the Hollywood Squares game show many times between 1973 and 1980, when Peter Marshall was its "Square-Master", or host. Sommer's films during the 1970s included the thriller Zeppelin, in which she co-starred with Michael York, and a remake of Agatha Christie's frequently filmed murder mystery Ten Little Indians. In 1972, she starred in two Italian horror films directed by Mario Bava: Baron Blood and Lisa and the Devil. The latter was subsequently re-edited (with 1975 footage inserted) to make a different film called House of Exorcism. Sommer went back to Italy to act in additional scenes for Lisa and the Devil, which its producer inserted into the film to convert it to House of Exorcism, against the wishes of the director. In 1975, Peter Rogers cast her in the British comedy Carry On Behind as the Russian Professor Vrooshka.[2] She became the Carry On films' joint highest-paid performer, at £30,000; this was an honor that she shared with Phil Silvers (who starred in Follow That Camel). Most of her movie work during the decade came in European films. After the 1979 comedy The Prisoner of Zenda, which reunited her with Sellers, the actress did virtually no more acting in Hollywood films, concentrating more on her artwork. She provided the voice for Yzma in the German release of The Emperor's New Groove. Sommer also performed as a singer, recording and releasing several albums. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elke Sommer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Wer weiß denn sowas?
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7

Wer weiß denn sowas?

(2015) herself
Bambi-Verleihung
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0

Bambi-Verleihung

(1948) herself
Lisa and the Devil
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6

Lisa and the Devil

(1973) Lisa Reiner
Baron Blood
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6

Baron Blood

(1972) Eva Arnold
Ten Little Indians
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6

Ten Little Indians

(1974) Vera Clyde
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
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6

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

(1986) Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
The Prize
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7

The Prize

(1963) Inger Lisa Andersson
Frontier Hellcat
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6

Frontier Hellcat

(1964) Annie Dillman

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2015 herself
2010 Alfis Mutter
2006 N/A
Herself
2005 Mrs. von Korff
Maria Rüppel
2000 N/A
Frau Lust
Andrea Paretti
1999 Frau Lorenz
N/A
1996 Jutta
1995 N/A
1994 N/A
Sonja Carpenter
1993 Isabella Scattini
1992 Helena Harrison
1990 N/A
1989 Helga Münzel
1987 N/A
Kris Patterson
N/A
1986 Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
Herself
herself
Charlotte
1985 Eva Gruenberg
1984 Alicia Braun
1983 N/A
1982 N/A
Magda Goebbels
N/A
1981 Frau Lachmann
N/A
1980 Eva Heggener
N/A
1979 Ursula
Countess Montparnasse
Prime Minister Kura
Rebecca Wayne
herself
N/A
Miss Pelham
1978 Magdalene Kruschen
N/A
Chris Hartman
1977 Benita James
Billie Dawn
1976 Perrone's Secretary
N/A
Rita Jensen
Elsa
1975 Christa Sonntag
Professor Anna Vooshka
Lisa Reiner
1974 Vera Clyde
Clarissa
Miezi
1973 Toni Simon
Lisa Reiner
1972 Eva Arnold
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman
1971 N/A
Erika Altschul
N/A
Helga
1970 Zari
1968 Linka Karensky
Herself - Guest
Ann Bennett
Paula Schultz
1967 Irma Eckman
Lilly Mancini
Sandra Fane
1966 Didi
Kay Bergdahl
1965 Herself
Lisa Baron
Nikki
Herself
Ulla (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
1964 Annie Dillman
herself
Maria Gambrelli
1963 Inger Lisa Andersson
Helga
Eva
actrice
1962 Mabel Meyer
Olga
Elle
Renate Hecker
Elke
Sylvia
1961 Suzy Dalton
Barbara Shadwell
N/A
Ingrid
Daniella
Britta
1960 Greta
N/A
Eva
Giulia Giommarelli
Evelyne
1959 Ellen
Mylène Loureau
Giulia Cesari
N/A
N/A
Rossana
1958 Greta
1953 N/A
1951 N/A
1948 herself
Anna Hansen
Year Character Movie/Tv

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