Edith Meinhard

Edith Meinhard is a German retired actress who appeared in more than fifty films during her career including the 1929 film Diary of a Lost Girl.[1]

Edith Meinhard
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Born(1908-11-22)22 November 1908
DiedAfter 1942
Years active1928–1943 (film)

Life and WorkEdit

Little is known about Edith Meinhard, although in the 1930s she was one of the busiest actresses in Germany. She made her silent film debut at the age of 10.[2] A few years later, the Defu production company hired her for two silent films. In 1929 she appeared as Erika, the friend of Thymian (Louise Brooks), in G. W. Pabst's critically acclaimed film Diary of a Lost Girl.

Her transition to sound film went smoothly, and Edith Meinhard played a wide range of supporting roles, including prostitutes, secretaries and maids, until the outbreak of the war in 1939. Edith Meinhard's last film was made in the spring of 1943, shortly before the heavy Allied bombing of Berlin began. She has never been heard of since then, and may not have survived the Second World War.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Campbell, p. 108.
  2. ^ Edith Meinhard: Von Ratten und Autogrammjägern, in: Mein Film, Nr. 300, S. 12


  • Campbell, Russell (2006). Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-21253-7.

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