Gila von Weitershausen

Baroness Gila von Weitershausen (German: [ˈɡiː.la fɔn ˈvaɪ.̯tɐs,haʊ̯zn̩] (listen); born March 21, 1944) is a German actress. Born in Trebnitz (today Trzebnica), Lower Silesia, Germany (today Poland) into an aristocratic family, she has three brothers and two sisters and is the great-granddaughter of former German Chancellor Georg Graf von Hertling.

Gila von Weitershausen
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Curd Jürgens with Gila von Weitershausen and Werner Pochath leaving the Metro-Kino in 1970
Baroness Gila von Weitershausen

(1944-03-21) 21 March 1944 (age 78)
Duisburg, Germany
Spouse(s)Martin Lüttge (m. 1966-1972)
Hartmut Wahle (m. 1994-present)
PartnerLouis Malle (1970-1973)
ChildrenManuel Cuotemoc (b. 1971)

Gila von Weitershausen became popular in the late 1960s when she appeared in German comedy films, for example alongside Uschi Glas. One of the films from that period about Swinging Sixties Bavaria, Engelchen [de], gave her the nickname Engelchen ("Little Angel"), which was used by the tabloid press for decades. In one of her best-known roles, she played a prostitute in the 1971 film Murmur of the Heart. She also appeared several times as "Rowena" in the British TV series Arthur of the Britons. By common consensus one of her best performances was in Circle of Deceit (1981), a film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, where she played with Hanna Schygulla and Bruno Ganz. Von Weitershausen regularly appears in television movies to this day.

She was married to fellow actor Martin Lüttge from 1966 until 1972. Between 1970 and 1973, she had a relationship with movie director Louis Malle, who is the father of her son, Manuel Cuotemoc (born 1971). Since 1994, she has been married to Hartmut Wahle.

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