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Anny Ondra


Anna Sophie Ondráková, known as Anny Ondra was a Czech film actress.

After studying in Prague, she entered the film industry as a teenager and made her name in Czech, Austrian and German comedies in the 1920s.

During the late 1920s, she starred in several English productions, playing more dramatic roles, initially for director Graham Cutts — Glorious Youth (1928) and God's Clay (1928) — before working on two films with Alfred Hitchcock — The Manxman (1929) and Blackmail (1929).

She married boxing champion Max Schmeling in 1933 and had retired from acting by the late 1930s.

Ondra died of a stroke in 1987, aged 84.


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