Weitere Namen
Helga Scherz (Geburtsname)
Cast
Schwaz, Tirol, Österreich Haar

Biography

Helga Anders was born January 11, 1948, in Schwaz near Innsbruck. She made her stage debut at the age of eleven as Heinerle in a production of "Der fidele Bauer" at Stadttheater Bielefeld. She then was discoverd by screen play writer Maria von der Osten at Bauerntheater am Tegernsee and starred in her first movie part alongside Heinz Rühmann in "Max, der Taschendieb" (1961) as his daughter Brigitte. During the 1960s, Anders became widely known with the TV series "Forellenhof" und "Die Unverbesserlichen".

In 1966, Helga Anders met Roger Fritz and starred in her first leading role in "Mädchen, Mädchen" ("Girls, Girls"), 1966). In the following year Anders won the Federal film prize for her performance as Angela and married Roger Fritz.

 

With films such as Johannes Schaaf's "Tätowierung" ("Tattoo", 1967) and Marran Gosov's "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" ("Sugar Bread and Whip", 1968) Anders became strongly associated with the "Munich school", the young film scene of directors Edgar Reitz, Reinhard Hauff, Rudolf Thome, Jean-Marie Straub, and Vlado Kristl.

Besides countless movie productions, Helga Anders also worked for several TV productions such as "Der Trotzkopf", "Derrick", "Der Kommissar" and "Der Alte". During her career, Helga Anders appeared in more than 150 movie and TV productions and performed in about 40 roles on stage.

On March 31, 1986, Helga Anders died from heart failure at the age of 38.