Eva Mattes

This article is about the actress. For the artist, see Eva and Franco Mattes.
Eva Mattes at Filmfest Hamburg 2009
Eva Mattes, 2012

Eva Mattes (born 14 December 1954, Tegernsee, Germany) is an Austro-German actress.

Mattes was featured in four films directed by director Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Jail Bait, Effi Briest and In a Year of 13 Moons). In A Man Called Eva (Ein Mann wie EVA, 1984), she played a bearded film director, based on the recently deceased Fassbinder.

She has also appeared in two films of Werner Herzog, a former partner. In 1980 they had a daughter together, Hanna Mattes. Eva Mattes also appeared in Germany, Pale Mother, and in Enemy at the Gates as the mother of Sasha Fillipov.

Eva Mattes is well known in German-speaking countries for her role as Klara Blum in the Tatort television series.


Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
1970 o.k. Phan Ti Mao Michael Verhoeven
Mathias Kneissl Katharina Kneissl Reinhard Hauff
1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Gabriele von Kant Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1973 Jail Bait Hanni Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV film
Desaster Rosi Reinhard Hauff TV film
1974 Supermarkt Monika Roland Klick
Effi Briest Hulda Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1976 Naked Massacre Catherine Denis Héroux
1977 Stroszek Eva Werner Herzog
1978 In a Year of 13 Moons Marie-Ann Weishaupt Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1979 David Toni Peter Lilienthal
Woyzeck Marie Werner Herzog
1980 Germany, Pale Mother Lene Helma Sanders-Brahms
Céleste Céleste Albaret Percy Adlon
1984 Ein Mann wie EVA EVA (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) Radu Gabrea
1986 Auf immer und ewig Mo Christel Buschmann
1997 Der Schrei der Liebe Simone Behrend Matti Geschonneck TV film
1998 Widows - Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnügen Molly Dollinger Sherry Hormann
2001 Enemy at the Gates Mother Filippova Jean-Jacques Annaud
Goebbels und Geduldig Magda Goebbels Kai Wessel TV film
2002–15 Tatort Hauptkommissarin Klara Blum TV series (28 Episodes)
2014 Fever Franziska Elfi Mikesch


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