Christiane Schmidtmer

About Christiane Schmidtmer

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: December 24, 1939
Birth Place:  Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Germany
Died On: 13 March 2003(2003-03-13) (aged 63)\nHeidelberg, Germany
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1963–1981

Christiane Schmidtmer Net Worth

Christiane Schmidtmer was bornon December 24, 1939 in  Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Germany, is Actress. Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany. She took acting lessons in Munich and worked in the stage in Germany from 1961-1963, then turned to photographic modelling for German nude magazines and later, Playboy. She also modelled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor cosmetics, before she started her movie career.She was the beautiful mistress of José Ferrer in Ship of Fools (1965), but most people will remember her as the evil wardress in the exploitation women-in-prison film, The Big Doll House (1971), as well as one of the three airline stewardesses in Boeing, Boeing (1965)
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💰 Net worth: $1.2 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1939

Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany to Gertrud and Jakob Schmidtmer on Christmas Eve 1939. Her father disappeared in Russia during the war. The family later relocated from Mannheim to nearby Heidelberg after her mother remarried.

1959

In 1959 against strong family opposition – her mother wanted her to follow a career in Medicine – Christiane Schmidtmer moved to Munich where she began taking acting lessons. During that time she performed in afternoon stage productions for children.

1960

Schmidtmer was one of just a few German actresses successful in 1960s Hollywood and was praised by critics as the most exciting German import since Marlene Dietrich. Schmidtmer - with her attractive and typically German appearance - was often reduced to playing the "attractive German". Her nickname which stuck throughout her career was "Liebesbombe"/"Love Bomb".

1961

Schmidtmer worked onstage in Germany from 1961–63, then turned to photographic modelling for German fashion and nude magazines and later, Playboy in the USA. She modelled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor Cosmetics, before she started her movie career. She was hired as their featured model and introduced at the New York World's Fair in 1964 followed by an American tour with visits to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago.

1970

Throughout the 1970s and towards the end of her career, Schmidtmer appeared in numerous US talk shows, television series, and B-Movie productions such as The Giant Spider Invasion (1975). In 1981 she appeared in Hot Bubblegum - Lemon Popsicle 3 - one of the sequels in the Israeli Eskimo Limon series. Most sources list this as her last film; in it she portrayed a nymphomaniac piano Teacher.

1980

Following her movie career, Schmidtmer worked as a licensed real estate agent with numerous million-dollar sales in southern California. She lived both in the US and Heidelberg. In 1980 she published her autobiography, My Wild Nights in Hollywood, in German magazines.

1992

She appeared in German TV and movie productions, such as Rolf Hädrich's Delay in Marienborn. During the filming in Berlin and England she befriended co-star José Ferrer. The friendship lasted until Ferrer's death in 1992. He later recommended her to Stanley Kramer for his production of Ship of Fools, her first US film in which she played Ferrer's beautiful mistress. She played the evil prison wardress in The Big Doll House (1971) as well as Lufthansa stewardess Lise Bruner in Boeing Boeing.

1994

In 1994 her apartment in Los Angeles was destroyed in a fire. Hundreds of videotapes including many demo tapes for casting offices, along with her movie and TV memorabilia were lost.

1995

In subsequent months Christiane Schmidtmer devoted much of her Energy and time to rebuilding her memorabilia collection, most of which was donated to the German film museum in Frankfurt by Schmidtmer's mother. In 1995 Schmidtmer permanently moved back to Germany to live with her widowed mother. She led a quiet life during which her own health started to fail.

2003

Schmidtmer died in her sleep on 13 March 2003 at her home in Heidelberg, Germany due to natural causes following an accident. She is survived by her last manager and long-time companion in Las Vegas. Her mother died in Heidelberg on 15 January 2016. They are interred at the family grave in Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim.

2013

At the age of seventeen her mother sent her to London where Christiane attended St Giles school to learn English. During her stay in England, she met a powerful man of British royalty who offered to send her to the Royal Academy of Arts if – in return – she would sleep with him. She packed her bags and left for Germany the same night. After returning to Heidelberg, she attended the local Hölderlin-Gymnasium (academic high school) from which she graduated during the late 1950s.