Erni Mangold

Erni Mangold (sometimes Ernie or Erna; born as Erna Goldmann on 25 January 1927) is an Austrian actress and stage director. Since 1948, she had appeared in more than 75 films and TV productions.[1]

Erni Mangold
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Erni Mangold in 2015
Erna Goldmann

(1927-01-25) 25 January 1927 (age 96)
Years active1948–present


Goldmann was born into a family of artists. The father was a painter, whilst her mother, who was likely to become a successful concert pianist, resigned to her career in favour of her family. She had piano lessons from age 4 to 14 years.

After being trained at Helmut Kraus's Drama School, Erni Mangold performed from 1946 to 1956 at Vienna's Theater in der Josefstadt. From 1955 to 1963, Gustaf Gründgens engaged her for Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, afterwards she appeared at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus under Karl Heinz Stroux. From 1972, she worked at Salzburg Mozarteum, later she taught in the Helmut Kraus's Drama School and at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, and from 1984 to 1995 she was professor at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. In December 2017, at age 90, she retired from the stage after playing the role of Maude in a production of Harold and Maude.[2]

Mangold's career as a film and television actress spans more than 70 years and includes more than 140 film and television productions since 1948. One of her best-known roles was the mistress of Hanussen, in the 1955 film of the same title. Among her roles in international film productions is a short but memorable turn as a palm reader in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise (1995). As of 2020, she is still working as a film actress.[3]

From 1958 to 1978, Erni Mangold was married to German actor Heinz Reincke. She lives, as of 2011, in Sankt Leonhard am Hornerwald, a little town in Waldviertel, Lower Austria. In 2011, she published her memoirs, titled "Lassen Sie mich in Ruhe" which might be translated colloquially as "Get off my back!".

Selected filmographyEdit


Erni Mangold: Lassen Sie mich in Ruhe – Erinnerungen. Aufgezeichnet von Doris Priesching. Amalthea 2011, 288 S., ISBN 978-3-85002-766-3

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  1. ^ "Erni Mangold". Film Portal. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Erni Mangold: Abschied von der Bühne". 27 January 2017.
  3. ^ Etschmaier, Saskia; Smekal, Caecilia; Baldauf, Michael; Kainz, Carina; Öser, Christian;, alle (1 May 2020). "Erni Mangold: Jung und wild im zerbombten Wien".
  4. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 2001. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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