Leopoldine Konstantin (Leopoldine Konstantin)

Leopoldine Konstantin

Actress. She was born in Brünn, Moravia, now Czech Republic. She developed her career on stage and screen from the silent movies to “talkies.” During Second World War, she was forced to exile, first to London, where she lost her son during a bombardment and later exiled to Hollywood.  She is fondly remembered as Claude Rains dominant mother in Hitchcock’s film “Notorious” (1946). Her works also include “Sumurûn” (1910), “Die Insel der Seligen” (1913), “Lola Montez” (1918), “Saison in Kairo” (1933), “Prinzessin Turandot” (1934), “Andere Welt” (1937) and “The Swan” for television in 1950. Sometime she was credited as Madame Konstantin. She died in Hietzing, Vienna, Austria.   (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)


  • March, 12, 1886


  • December, 12, 1965


  • Zentralfriedhof
  • Austria

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