Ingrid van Bergen

Ingrid van Bergen (German: [ˈɪŋ.ɡʁiːt fan ˈbɛʁɡn̩] (About this soundlisten); born 15 June 1931) is a German film actress. She has appeared in 100 films since 1954. She was born in Free City of Danzig, today Gdańsk, Poland.

Ingrid van Bergen
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in 2010
Born (1931-06-15) 15 June 1931 (age 89)
Years active1954–1977
Children2 (1 deceased)


Since 1954, Ingrid van Bergen appeared in more than 170 film and television productions. She was a star of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, including successful films like the comedy Roses for the Prosecutor (1959). During the early 1960s, the blond-haired actress also appeared as a supporting role in a few international productions, playing a prostitute in Town Without Pity (1961) with Kirk Douglas and appearing in the war film The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) starring William Holden. She also worked as a singer and made some records. She later turned to character roles and is also known for her role in the film Richy Guitar [de] (1985), in which the German band Die Ärzte played an important role. In 2017, Van Bergen made a cameo appearance in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, the fifth film of the Sharknado film series.

Personal lifeEdit

On the night of 2–3 February 1977 she shot her lover, the money broker Klaus Knaths, dead.[1] She was charged with murder but was convicted for manslaughter and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment.[2] She was released after five years, because of good behaviour, and was able to continue her acting career.[3]

In 2009 at age 77, she was the winner of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, the German edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Selected filmographyEdit

Audio dramaEdit

  • 2002: Evelyn Dörr: The Man in the Moon – A Radioballett with Charlie Chaplin. (Dt. Der Mann im Mond - Radio-ballett mit Charlie Chaplin. Piece for Acoustic Stage (in the role of Hedda Hopper) – Regie: Claudia Leist (Radio Drama / Feature – WDR)


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