Liane Haid

Active - 1923 - 1937  |   Born - Aug 16, 1895 in Vienna, Austria  |   Died - Nov 28, 2000 in Bern, Switzerland  |   Genres - Drama, Musical, Romance, Adventure, Comedy Drama

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One of Germany's greatest silent stars, Liane Haid appeared in more than 90 silent films, first in Austria then in Berlin where, along with her husband, Baron Fritz von Haymerle, she founded the production company Micco-Film. Haid, who received her greatest fame as Lady Hamilton (1921) and Lucrezia Borgia (1922), steadfastly refused offers from Hollywood and later made a successful transition to sound films. She continued to appear onscreen despite the ever threatening political climate in Germany, but finally fled to neutral Switzerland in 1942 because "everything was bombed and all the good directors had left." A screen comeback in 1953 proved rather anticlimactic and she retired from performing, dying at the ripe old age of 105 in her home in Bern, Switzerland, in November of 2000.