Ria Jende

Ria Jende was a Belgian-German film actress during the silent era. She also produced three of her own films. Originally from Brussels she moved to Germany at a young age, and began working in the German film industry before the First World War after having been discovered in Berlin by Oskar Messter. She enjoyed particular fame during the early 1920s, but drifted out of public awareness and the year of her death is unknown. She posed many times for … Continue reading Ria Jende

Lea Niako

Lea Niako (1908-1945), real name Maria Kruse. Was a German actress and ballerina.She met the Polish spy Jerzy Sosnowski with who she had an affair. They were both arrested for espionage on February 24, 1935 by the Gestapo. She died murdered in Berlin in 1945).There is nothing known about her career (if any) after the War. She was known for her work on La carta (1931), Zwischen Hamburg … Continue reading Lea Niako