Hedwig Biebtreu (Hedwig Biebtreu)

Hedwig  Biebtreu

Actress. Born in Linz, Austria, she made her stage debut in 1886 at the Theater of Augsburg in Germany. In 1891 she moved to Vienna, where she became the doyenne of the National Theatre. She later appeared in the silent films “Die Herrin der Welt” (1919) and “Die Kurtisane von Venedig” (1924). Her most famous screen performance was as the Old Landlady in Carol Reed’s classic “The Third Man” (1949). During her long career Bleibtreu appeared in more than 50 films and 200 plays. She was married to actor Peter Petersen.

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  • December, 23, 1868
  • Austria


  • January, 24, 1958
  • Austria


  • Poetzleinsdorfer Friedhof
  • Austria

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