- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MS
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 4
German actress, one of her country's first silent film superstars, who appeared in more than 170 films between 1906 and 1955. In many of her films she was directed by her dad, former opera singer Franz Porten or her first husband, Kurt Stark. About 1914 she formed her own production company. Her career carried over to the era of sound in films, but she seldom worked during the period of the Third Reich, inasmuch as her second husband was a Jew. In 1944, after an aerial mine destroyed her home, she and her husband were out on the streets, as it was forbidden to shelter a full Jew.
She died on 15 October 1960, aged 70, in Berlin, Germany.