Hannelore Elstner was born on July 26, 1942 in Burghausen, Bavaria. After finishing drama school she worked in theatres in Berlin and Münich. Later she starred in films and TV series such as Die Schwarzwaldklinik. She is known for her role as the lead character of Inspector Lea Sommer in the German detective series Die Kommissarin. Under the stage name Hannelore Elsner she appeared in one Euro-western “Challenge to White Fang” (1974) as Jane Leclerc. Today we celebrate Hannelore Elsner’s 70th birthday.