Argentine actor Carlos Thompson played leading roles on-stage and in feature films. He was born Juan Carlos Mundin Schafter in Buenos Aires. Of German heritage, he was typically cast as a European womanizer after he came to Hollywood in the 1950s. Later in the decade, Thompson moved to Europe. He appeared most frequently in German films. In the late '60s, Thompson left acting to become a writer and a television producer. He was married to actress Lilli Palmer from 1958 until her death in 1986.