Ágnes Esterházy (born Ágnes Jósika de Branyitska, 15 January 1891 – 4 April 1956) was a Hungarian film actress who worked mainly in Austria and Germany. She appeared in 32 films between 1918 and 1943.
Ágnes Jósika de Branyitska
15 January 1891
|Died||4 April 1956 (aged 65)|
|Other names||Gräfin Agnes Esterhazy|
Agnes von Esterhazy
Ágnes Esterházy was born on 15 January 1891, the daughter of Count Jósika von Branyitska and Countess Ágnes Esterházy.
Ágnes Esterházy married actor Fritz Schulz in 1910; he was 14 and she was 19. After World War I, the two moved to Budapest, where Esterházy took acting lessons from Ilka Pálmay and worked for Városi Színház, the local theater.
Esterházy made her film debut in Palika (1918), followed by Lila test, sárga sapka (1918), and A szerelem mindent legyöz (1921). In 1923, after receiving an offer from Sascha-Film, she left to Vienna, where she starred in Young Medardus. In Berlin, she acted in Nanon (1924) with Harry Liedtke and Hanni Weisse, and Two People (1924) opposite Olaf Fjord.
Although Esterházy was known for playing supporting roles throughout her career, she did play as the lead in films such as The Beggar Student (1927) and Chance the Idol (1927), both with Harry Liedtke.
Shortly after the Anschluss, Esterházy's husband Fritz Schulz was arrested for "racial reasons" and presumably detained in the Rossauer Lände police prison in Vienna. It was only through the efforts of Esterházy that Schulz was released in late May or early June 1938.
Ágnes Esterházy died on 4 April 1956 at 65 years old.
- Young Medardus (1923)
- Nanon (1924)
- Two People (1924)
- The Voice of the Heart (1924)
- The Flight in the Night (1926)
- The Student of Prague (1926)
- The Wooing of Eve (1926)
- Wrath of the Seas (1926)
- Two and a Lady (1926)
- The Beggar Student (1927)
- Chance the Idol (1927)
- The Transformation of Dr. Bessel (1927)
- Spy of Madame Pompadour (1928)
- His Majesty's Lieutenant (1929)
- Father Radetzky (1929)
- The Man Without Love (1929)
- Love and Champagne (1930)
- Gabriele Dambrone (1943)