Fritz Lang’s Long-Lived Frauen

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All three of these German actresses who starred in Fritz Lang’s silent-era masterpieces lived to be ninety years old!  Schon and Helm managed to live through WWII in Berlin without being blown to bits.  Above, Brigitte Helm as the false Maria in Metropolis, and a publicity shot:  1906-1996

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Margarete Schon as Kriemhild in The Nibelungen, and a publicity photo:  1895 – 1985

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Hannah Ralph as Brunhild in The Nibelungen, and a publicity photo:  1888 – 1978

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