Christiane Schmidtmer was born in 1939 in Mannheim, Germany. She was acting on German television when the actor Jose Ferrer recommended her to Stanley Kramer for “Ship of Fools” in 1965. She travelled to Hollywood to make the film with Ferrer, Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, Simone Signoret and Oskar Werner. While in the U.S. she also made “Boeing, Boeing” with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis.She divided her time between the U.S,. and Germany. She died in Heidelberg in 2003 at the age of 63.
Her IMDB entry:
Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany. She took acting lessons in Munich and worked in the stage in Germany from 1961-1963, then turned to photographic modelling for German nude magazines and later, Playboy. She also modelled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor cosmetics, before she started her movie career.
She was the beautiful mistress of José Ferrer in Ship of Fools (1965), but most people will remember her as the evil wardress in the exploitation women-in-prison film, The Big Doll House (1971), as well as one of the three airline stewardesses in Boeing, Boeing(1965)
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