Dorothea Wieck

Dorothea Wieck, in Gohlis, Leipzig (1946)

Dorothea Wieck (3 January 1908 in Davos, Switzerland – 19 February 1986 in Berlin, West Germany) was a German theatre and film actress.


Wieck made her debut in 1926 and appeared in several silent films. She became widely known through her leading role in the 1931 film Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform).

Wieck has appeared in around 50 films and played on the stages many large theatres, notably at the Deutsches Theater and the Schillertheater, Berlin. She also worked as a theatre director. After World War II, she appeared in films only in supporting roles and withdrew from films almost entirely in the early 1960s.

In 1973, Wieck received the Film Ribbon in Gold of the Deutscher Filmpreis for long and outstanding achievements in German film.

Wieck is buried at the cemetery Friedhof Heerstraße in Berlin.

Selected filmography


  1. Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter (1956) is not to be confused with Anastasia, also from 1956.
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