Peter Carsten was born Günter Ramsentaler. in Edelsfield, Weißenberg, Bavaria, Germany. Carsten took on his first role at the youth theatre in Hannover in 1948. He attained fame with his appearance in "08/15". He would go on to appear in over 100 films in various genres, including "Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam" (The Devil Strikes at Night) (1957) directed by Robert Siodmak.
In 1957, Carstenn also appeared beside Marcello Mastroianni in "La ragazza della salina" (Sand, Love and Salt) by Czech-born director František Čap, which was filmed at the Sečovlje salt-pans and in Piran.
In the 1970s, he moved to Yugoslavia, where he was cast in many films and TV productions, including the "Partizani" (Partisans) (1974) and "Povratak odpisanih" (The Written-Off Return) TV series (1976) and the film "Pakleni otok" (Hell's Island) (1979). Carsten appeared in three Euro-westerns: “My Name is Pecos” (1966), “And God Said to Cain” (1969) and “Where the Bullets Fly” (1972).
After Peter retired he lived in the seaside town of Lucija, Piran, Slovenia where he died on April 20, 2012.
CARSTEN, Peter (aka Peter Karsten) (Günter Ramsentaler.) [4/30/1929, Edelsfield- Weißenberg, Bavaria, Germany - 4/20/2012, Lucija Piran, Slovenia (cancer)] – producer, theater, flm, TV actor, married to ? (19??-1974) father of three children, married to Divna Carsten (197? -1980), married to Lilijana Carsten (1983-2012).
My Name is Pecos – 1967 (Steve)
And God Said to Cain - 1969 (Acombar)
Where the Bullets Fly – 1972 (Tom Slatery/Heininger)