Charlotte Susa Movies and Career Information
Mar 01, 1898
Charlotte Susa (March 1, 1898 – July 28, 1976), was a German actress. Susa was born Charlotta Wegmüller near Memel, East Prussia and first appeared at a stage in 1915 at Tilsit. She chose her mothers maiden name "Susa" as her stage name and began a successful career as a singer and actress at different German Opera and Operetta stages, e.g. at Brandenburg, Essen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne and later on at the Admiralspalast in Berlin. Susa gave her debut as a film actress in the German Silent movie Der Prinz und die Tänzerin in 1926 and became popular for her roles as a Femme fatale. In 1932 she signed a contract with MGM and moved to the United States to start an international career. Elizabeth Yeaman wrote in her newspaper column on August 15, 1932: However, Susa did not succeed in Hollywood, returned to Germany soon and canceled the MGM contract in 1934. Her last role in a movie was a minor one in the 1941 comedy Der Gasmann next to Heinz Rühmann and Anny Ondra. After that she returned to theater stages. Susa was married to Paul Cablin, Fritz Malkowsky and after 1939 to Andrews Engelmann. Susa died at Basel in Switzerland in the age of 78.