Karin Himboldt

Karin Himboldt (1920–2005) was a German film actress.[1] She is perhaps best known for her roles in the Heinz Rühmann comedy films Quax the Crash Pilot (1941) and Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944). Her career was damaged in 1944 when the Nazi regime banned her from filming: Himbold had denied the Nazi salute at the premiere of Die Feuerzangenbowle and was also married to a so-called "Half-Jew". She retired from film acting in 1959 and married the boss of a chemical concern in Basel.

Karin Himboldt
Born8 February 1920
Died1 December 2005
Years active1940-1959 (film)


Year Title Role Notes
1940 Counterfeiters Hanna, Kunstschülerin
1941 Quax the Crash Pilot Marianne Bredow
1942 Der Seniorchef Helene von Schulte
1944 Die Feuerzangenbowle Eva Knauer
1944 Tierarzt Dr. Vlimmen Nel van der Kalk
1945 Der Scheiterhaufen
1947 Quax in Africa Marianne Bredow
1949 Verführte Hände Elizza Ebenwyl
1951 A Tale of Five Cities Charlotte Smith
1951 Die Frauen des Herrn S. Frau Sinon
1956 Nina Mabel
1957 Ober zahlen Susi
1959 Adorable Arabella Harriet (final film role)


  1. ^ Goble p.197


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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