Greta Schröder (27 June 1892 – 8 June 1980) was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife and Count Orlok's victim in Nosferatu (1922). In the fictionalized 2000 film Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known. The bulk of her career was during the 1920s, and she continued to act well into the 1950s, but by the 1930s her roles had diminished to only occasional appearances. Following a failed marriage with struggling actor Ernst Matray, she was married to actor and film director Paul Wegener.
27 June 1892
|Died||8 June 1980 (aged 87)|
|Other names||Greta Schröder-Matray|
(m. 1912; div. 1921)
(m. 1924, divorced)
- 1913: Die Insel der Seligen
- 1920: The Red Peacock as Alfred's sister
- 1920: The Golem: How He Came into the World as a lady of the court
- 1920: The Closed Chain
- 1921: The Lost Shadow as Countess Dorothea Durande
- 1921: Circus of Life as Alegria
- 1921: Marizza as Sadja
- 1921: Nosferatu as Ellen Hutter
- 1922: Es leuchtet meine Liebe
- 1923: Brüder
- 1923: Paganini as Antonia Paganini
- 1930: Die zwölfte Stunde - Eine Nacht des Grauens (re-edited version of Nosferatu with sound)
- 1937: Victoria the Great as Baroness Lehzen
- 1938: Sixty Glorious Years as Baroness Lehzen
- 1943: Melody of a Great City
- 1943: Wild Bird as Jutta Lossen
- 1944: Kolberg as Sophie Marie von Voß
- 1951: Maria Theresa
- 1953: Stars Over Colombo
- 1953: Anna Louise and Anton
- 1915: Zucker und Zimt
- 1916: Das Phantom der Oper
References in popular cultureEdit
- "Greta Schröder". www.steffi-line.de.
- Kay Weniger (2011). 'Es wird im Leben dir mehr genommen als gegeben ...' Lexikon der aus Deutschland und Österreich emigrierten Filmschaffenden 1933 bis 1945: Eine Gesamtübersicht. ACABUS Verlag. pp. 643–644. ISBN 978-3-86282-049-8.
- "Greta Schroeder". sites.google.com.
- "Greta Schröder - filmportal.de". www.filmportal.de.
- Works by or about Greta Schröder at Internet Archive
- Greta Schröder at IMDb
- Text of a letter by Greta Schröder from 1911 (German)