Ursela Monn

Ursela Monn (born 2 December 1950) is a Swiss actress and singer.

Monn in 2016


Monn is the daughter of a Swiss father and an Irish mother. From the age of 11 onward, she received ballet lessons. A year later, she attended the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Her first stage role was a reproduction of Fiddler on the Roof. There, she collaborated with Boy Gobert of which before they concluded their drama at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. In 1976, she retired from there.

Monn's breakthrough came through the role of Rieke in the 13-part ZDF series Ein Mann will nach oben [de], based on the eponymous novel by Hans Fallada. This was followed by numerous appearances in television series and films. From 1998, Monn has played in theatres in Berlin, especially in the Renaissance Theatre, as well as in Munich and Düsseldorf. She has also appeared at the Theater an der Wien and the Theater am Neumarkt. Since 2006, she has portrayed Charlotte Baumgart in the television series Zoo Doctor: My Mom the Vet.

Monn also released albums as Rieke Jesänge, where she sang Berlin chansons.

She received the Order of Merit of Berlin and the Federal Cross of Merit for her advocacy of palliative care by hospices. On 20 January 2006, Monn was appointed as an ambassador for the Stiftung Pflege (Care Foundation), a German charity.

Personal lifeEdit

Monn was married to English director Ralph Bridle. Her current husband is Michael Wintzer. She has a son, Marc (born 1981), and lives in Berlin.


Monn with Falco at the premiere of Geld oder Leber! in Essen in 1986


  • 1978: Die Faust in der Tasche
  • 1979: Warum die UFOs unseren Salat klauen
  • 1985: Einmal Ku'damm und zurück [de]
  • 1986: Geld oder Leber!
  • 1988: Ein Schweizer namens Nötzli
  • 2006: Wo ist Fred?
  • 2014: Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
  • 2015: Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche


Radio playsEdit

  • Regina Regenbogen, as narrator
  • Julia, die Meisterdetektivin (two-part radio drama series), as Julia
  • Kleine Hexe Klavi-Klack (radio drama series 1978–1984), as Klavi-Klack
  • TKKG, episodes: "Die weiße Schmuggler-Yacht", "Anschlag auf den Silberpfeil", "Hotel in Flammen", Schüsse aus der Rosenhecke"
  • Die drei Fragezeichen und der heimliche Hehler – episode 37, as Regina
  • Antares 8 (radio drama), as Tatjana
  • Das Geheimnis der englischen Silberschalen by Stefan Murr (1980)


Further readingEdit

  • Andreas Kotte, ed. (2005). "Ursela Monn". Theaterlexikon der Schweiz (TLS) / Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse (DTS) / Dizionario Teatrale Svizzero / Lexicon da teater svizzer [Theater Dictionary of Switzerland]. 2. Zürich: Chronos. pp. 1260–1261. ISBN 978-3-0340-0715-3. LCCN 2007423414. OCLC 62309181. Andreas Kotte (publisher): Theaterlexikon der Schweiz. Volume 2, Chronos, Zürich 2005, ISBN 3-0340-0715-9, p. 1260 f.


  1. ^ Bundespräsidialamt (Office of the Federal President)

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