Irene von Meyendorff Net Worth

Irene von Meyendorff Net Worth is
$700,000

Irene von Meyendorff Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Irene von Meyendorff (6 June 1916 in Tallinn – 28 September 2001 in Hampshire) was a German actress.She was married five times, her fourth husband was James Robertson Justice.Irene von Meyendorff was of Baltic German origin, born in 1916 in Tallinn (then Reval), Estonia as the eldest child of a German-Baltic aristocrat. Her birth name and title was Baroness Irene Isabella Margarete Pauline Caecila von Meyendorff. In the early 1930's she came to Berlin to work as a cutter in the UFA film studios of Babelsberg. Her beauty soon landed her first film roles and the attention of Joseph Goebbels, whose infamous nick name "Bock von Babelsberg" (the horny goat of Babelsberg) - referring to his constant meddling in the affairs and actresses of the Babelsberg film studios - is credited to Irene von Meyendorff. Representing the purest ideal of Aryan beauty, the actress portrayed mostly noble particians. The sale of her promotional post cards shows that she was the number 1 pin-up girl among the German Army during the WW II.Today, she is best remembered for her work in two notorious but artistically superior films by the propaganda director Veit Harlan: "Opfergang" (The Rite of Sacrifice) in 1944, where she was cast as the second leading lady, and "Kolberg (film)" in 1945, where she has a small but memorable role of the Queen Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The production of these elaborately produced color films was strictly supervised by Goebbels; Kolberg was the most expensive film ever produced in Germany (with the budget of 8,5 million Reichsmarks), produced to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's ascend to power, opening on 30th January, 1945.She was one of the stars of the German cinema who wasn't banned from working after the war, so she continued her career with mostly supporting roles. In 1961 she met British actor James Robertson Justice, fell in love with him and left her third husband Pit Severin, a journalist from Hamburg, to follow James Robertson Justice to England. She all but gave up acting, returning only briefly in such films as the costume drama Mayerling (1968).She became a British citizen in 1967, and changed her name to Irina. A series of strokes gradually prevented James Robertson Justice working and led to his bankruptcy. Earning her living as a teacher at a local Language School, Irina nursed him until his death in 1975. After 14 years of living together, they were finally married on his deathbed in hospital. 8 years after James Robertson Justice's death in 1975, she subsequently married his best friend and their neighbour, the millionaire and philanthropist Keith "Toby" Bromley.Even at the age of 70 she sailed to the Artic and the Orinoco River. On September 28, 2001, she died in Hampshire.

Date Of BirthJune 6, 1916
Died2001-01-01
Place Of BirthReval, Russian Empire [now Tallinn, Estonia]
ProfessionActress
SpouseJames Robertson Justice
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Eight years after Justice's death in 1975, she married his best friend and their neighbor, millionaire and philanthropist Keith Bromley.
2She became a British citizen in 1967, and changed her name to Irina.
3The sale of her promotional post cards shows that she was the number one pin-up girl among the German Army during WWII.
4In 1961 she met British actor James Robertson Justice, fell in love with him and left her third husband Pit Severin, a journalist from Hamburg, to follow Justice to England. She all but gave up acting, returning only briefly in such films as the costume drama Mayerling (1968). A series of strokes gradually prevented James Robertson Justice working and led to his bankruptcy. Earning her living as a teacher at a local language school, Irina nursed him until his death in 1975. After 14 years of living together, they were finally married on his deathbed in hospital.
5At age 70, she sailed to the Arctic and the Orinoco River.
6She was able to continue her career smoothly after the war and was active in the film business till the beginning of the 70's.
7When she attracted attention by Joseph Goebbes she rebuffed him with the words "You would degrade me and you would degrade yourself". It's told that the phrase "Bock von Babelsberg" for Goebbels was also coined by her.
8Irene von Meyendorff was married three times. When she met the British actor James Robertson Justice in 1961 she left her second husband and went to England where she got the British nationality in 1967.
9She went to Berlin at the beginning of the 30's in order to work as a cutter for the Ufa. But thanks to her charisma she was engaged as an actress for an unimportant adventure movie called "Die letzten Vier von Santa Cruz" (1935). No one expected the Irene von Meyendorff would become a star with this role but her personality was settled in the awareness of the audience with this production.
10When the revolution broke out in Russia, her family fled to Germany where Irene von Meyendorff lived in Weimar with her mother.
11Had 2 grandchildren, Rebecca Zahler, daughter of Andreas Zahler and his son from his first marriage; and step-grandmother to Toby, Siobhan and Gordon Bromley, children of Roderick Bromley.
12Had one son Andreas Zahler who died in 1985.
13She met actor James Robertson Justice on the set of a film in 1961, and the couple fell passionately in love. Her career was by then on the wane, James Robertson Justice was instrumental in securing the last 3 roles that she performed. She left behind career and Pit Severin, her third husband, to live with him in England. She became a British citizen in 1967, and changed her name to Irina. A series of strokes gradually prevented James Robertson Justice working and led to his bankruptcy. Earning her living as a teacher at a local Language School, Irina nursed him until his death in 1975. After 14 years of living together, they were finally married on his deathbed in hospital. She subsequently married his best friend and their neighbour, the millionaire and philanthropist Keith "Toby" Bromley. She was a passionate gardener and excellent cook, her rose garden at Ashley Manor
  • the home she and Keith Bromley shared - was renowned locally as was
her extensive hospitality.
14A baroness.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mayerling1968Countess Stockau (as Irene Von Meyendorff)
Hell Is Empty1967Helen McGee
Jackanory1967TV SeriesStoryteller
Lange Beine - lange Finger1966Lady Hammond
Das Paradies1960TV MovieFrau Taluyer
Die Botschafterin1960Ruth Ryan
A Mother's Revenge1960Nora Fellaner, Lehrerin
Die Freundin meines Mannes1957Else Rietburg
Drei Birken auf der Heide1956Ada Wedekind
Zärtliches Geheimnis1956Charlie
Versuchung1955Sabine Brand
Rittmeister Wronski1954Liane von Templin (as Irene v. Meyendorff)
Portrait of an Unknown Woman1954Frau des Botschafters
Der Vetter aus Dingsda1953Irmgard von Ottenberg
Gift im Zoo1952Vera Pauly
Eine seltene Geliebte1950Hortense Clairmont
Epilog: Das Geheimnis der Orplid1950Christiane Bruckmann alias Conchita (as Irene v. Meyendorff)
Einmaleins der Ehe1949Bettina Norden
The Original Sin1948
The Mozart Story1948Luisa Weber Langer
Film Without a Name1948Angelika Rösch
Der Fall Molander1945Elisabeth Molander
Kolberg1945Königin
Eine kleine Sommermelodie1944Eva-Maria Tiedemann
Philharmoniker1944Maria Hartwig
Opfergang1944Octavia Froben
Um neun kommt Harald1944Edith Gedeye
Johann1943Uschi
Wen die Götter lieben1942Luisa Weber Langer
Einmal der liebe Herrgott sein1942Marie Christine Passecker
Was geschah in dieser Nacht1941Marion
Frau Luna1941Gerda
Casanova heiratet1940Gertrud Pank
Wir tanzen um die Welt1939Eva
Linen for Ireland1939Lilly, seine Tochter
Schneider Wibbel1939Klementine genannt 'Tinchen'
Ein Lied verklingt1939Short
Zwei Frauen1938Eva von Barkow
Fahrendes Volk1938Yvonne Barlay
The Traitor1936Hilde Körner
Die letzten Vier von Santa Cruz1936Madeleine - seine Braut

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il gesto1972Documentary rumored
The Stars Shine1938Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Münchhausen: Ein mythos in Agfacolor2005Video documentaryOctavia Froben
30. Januar 19451965Koenigin

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1988Honorary AwardGerman Film AwardsFor her continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years.

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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