Sunday, February 11, 2024

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Monica Bielenstein

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Monica Bielenstein was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on May 22, 1948. Her parents had emigrated in 1935. While her father was a diplomat in East Germany, she studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy for Performing Arts in Berlin from 1966 to 1970. Her acting debuts were at the Maxim Gorki Theater and Theater der Freundschaft in Berlin; she has also performed at the Berliner Kammerspiele (1980) and Tribüne Berlin (1993).

Bielenstein has acted in films for both cinema and television. One of her first roles was in the East German historic movie “Schüsse unterm Galgen”, where she played Ella, one of the female leads, in Iris Gusner’s “Alle meine Mädchen”. After moving to West Germany in 1980, she worked increasingly in television. Hers is also the German voice used for dubbing many international stars, including Ellen Barkin, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, Grace Kelly, Susan Sarandon, Cybill Shepherd and Emma Thompson. Since 1988, Bielenstein has worked as a dubbing director and written dubbing scripts.

Her only Euro-western to date is as Brigida/Bridget in 1976’s “Trini” (Death for Zapata)

BIELENSTEIN, Monica [5/10/1943, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -     ] – writer, theater, radio, film, radio, TV, voice actress.

Death for Zapata – 1976 (Brigida/Bridget)

Troublemakers – 1994 [German voice of Radha Delamarter]

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