- Category : 1885-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
German chansonniere, cabaret artist and film actress, who appeared opposite Paul Westermeier in several films.
She gained her first stage experience as a choir student in Magdeburg. Before her great success with more than 2,000 performances in the operetta Der Soldat der Marie von Leo Ascher from 1916, she sang couplets and operetta melodies by Franz von Suppé, Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár.
From 1917 Lotte Werkmeister had minor roles in silent films. She played in revues of the 1920s and appeared in cabarets, including until 1933 in the Comedy cabaret. She made the acquaintance of Heinrich Zille, from whose milieu many couplets came. At the age of 41, she made her first recording with the two songs "Eine Weiße mit ’nem Schuss?" (by Willi Kollo) and "Wenn in Werder die Kirschen blüh’n" (by Fred Raymond).
In 1938, Lotte Werkmeister moved to Bergholz-Rehbrücke and lived there until her death. In the 1930s she was an actress in several films, including Das Veilchen vom Potsdamer Platz (1936) and Wir machen Musik (1942). After the Second World War, she began at age 60 again a continuation of her cabaret career in Berlin. Lotte Werkmeister died on 15 July 1970, aged 84.