Hilde Krüger

Hilde Krüger (9 November 1912 – 8 May 1991) was a German film actress who eventually settled in Mexico.[1]

Hilde Krüger
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Krüger in 1938.
Born(1912-11-09)9 November 1912
Died8 May 1991(1991-05-08) (aged 78)
Lichtenfels, Germany
Other namesKaterina Matilde Krüger
Hilda Krüger
Years active1934–1958 (film)


Krüger was born in 1912. One source says she was born in Cologne[1] while another claims her birth occurred in Berlin on September 11, 1914. Her dramatic success was assigned to the patronage of Joseph Goebbels, which happened after she appeared in the anti-Semitic film Don't Lose Heart, Suzanne! She appeared in twenty more films.[2]

She is suspected of working as a spy for the Abwehr, the German intelligence department during the Second World War, cultivating leading figures in Mexican society.[citation needed] She had intended to settle in Hollywood, but she struggled to find work and had to leave for Mexico.

She died in 1991 on a visit to Germany; the death certificate lists her residence as an apartment in New York City.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Lynn p.413
  2. ^ Verführungskunst war ihre Waffe, Spiegel online, Retrieved 24 July 2016


  • Kenneth Schuyler Lynn. Charlie Chaplin and His Times. Simon and Schuster, 1997.

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