Celia Lovsky

Actrice née le 21 février 1897 (décédée à 82 ans)


Celia Lovsky was an Austrian American actress. She was born Cäcilie Lvovsky in Vienna, daughter of Bretislav Lvovsky, a minor Czech opera composer. She studied theater, dance, and languages at the Austrian Royal Academy of Arts and Music.
She later moved to Berlin, where she acted in the surrealist plays Dream Theater and Dream Play by Karl Kraus. There she met Peter Lorre, who had seen her in a production of Shakespeare's Othello near Vienna, and would later become her husband. The couple traveled to Paris, London, and the United States. Celia was instrumental in bringing Lorre to the attention of Fritz Lang, leading eventually to Lorre's debut film M in 1931. They lived together for five years before their marriage, and stayed married until 1945, remaining close friends for the rest of Lorre's lifetime.
After the couple settled in Santa Monica, California, Lorre had not wished Lovsky to work, believing he should be the breadwinner and she should remain at home. For the rest of Lorre's life, she was his publicist, manager, secretary, financial planner, nurse and confidant. However, after their divorce, she started taking roles in American movies and television. She made a name for herself playing slightly exotic roles such as the deaf-mute mother of Lon Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces with James Cagney and Apache Princess Saba in the Jane Russell film Foxfire.


Soleil vert

de Richard Fleischer

Film Soleil vert

The Doomsday Flight

de William A. Graham

Film The Doomsday Flight

La Plus Grande Histoire jamais cont...

de George Stevens

Film La Plus Grande Histoire jamais contée

36 heures avant le débarquement

de George Seaton

Film 36 heures avant le débarquement


de Stuart Heisler

Film Hitler

The Gene Krupa Story

de Don Weis

Film The Gene Krupa Story

I, Mobster

de Roger Corman

Film I, Mobster

Me and the Colonel

de Peter Glenville

Film Me and the Colonel

Crash Landing

de Fred F. Sears

Film Crash Landing

L'Homme aux mille visages

de Joseph Pevney

Film L'Homme aux mille visages

Trooper Hook

de Charles Marquis Warren

Film Trooper Hook

Racket dans la couture

de Vincent Sherman

Film Racket dans la couture

Rumble on the Docks

de Fred F. Sears

Film Rumble on the Docks

Death of a Scoundrel

de Charles Martin

Film Death of a Scoundrel


de Joseph Pevney

Film Foxfire


de Charles Vidor

Film Rhapsody

Make Haste to Live

de William A. Seiter

Film Make Haste to Live

La Dernière Fois que j'ai vu Paris

de Richard Brooks

Film La Dernière Fois que j'ai vu Paris

Night Into Morning

de Fletcher Markle

Film Night Into Morning

The Scarf

de Ewald André Dupont

Film The Scarf

Le capitaine Carey, États-Unis

de Mitchell Leisen

Film Le capitaine Carey, États-Unis

Chicago Deadline

de Lewis Allen

Film Chicago Deadline

Sealed Verdict

de Lewis Allen

Film Sealed Verdict

Le dénonciateur

de Simon Langton

Film Le dénonciateur