Elisabeth Trissenaar

Elisabeth Trissenaar (born 13 April 1944) is an Austrian actress, who lives in Berlin.

Elisabeth Trissenaar
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Elisabeth Trissenaar
Born (1944-04-13) 13 April 1944 (age 78)
Years active1964–2010
SpouseHans Neuenfels

Life and careerEdit

Trissenaar's father was the Dutchman Frans Trijssenaar. After studying at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna, she was cast in her first role at the Bern Theatre in 1964. Between 1972 and 1981, she had great success at the Schauspiel Frankfurt, especially in the roles of Nora Helmer in A Doll's House and in the title role of Hedda Gabler (both plays by Ibsen), as well as Medea by Euripides.

During this time Trissenaar began her collaboration with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, under his direction she was in works such as The Stationmaster's Wife [de] (Bolwieser, 1977), In a Year of 13 Moons (1978), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), and in the television series of Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). Also, she played leading roles in Robert van Ackeren's films Das andere Lächeln (1978) and Purity of Heart (Die Reinheit des Herzens, 1980), in the Oscar-nominated film Angry Harvest (Bittere Ernte, 1985), and in Xaver Schwarzenberger's Franza (1987).

She was married to the director Hans Neuenfels until his death in 2022; they have a son, the film director Benedict Neuenfels.


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