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Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm (March 17, 1908 - June 11, 1996) was a German actress. The most famous movie she played was Fritz Lang's Metropolis in 1927.

She was born Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm in Berlin. Her first, and by far most memorable role, was as Maria in the silent film Metropolis. After Metropolis Helm made over 30 films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

She moved to Switzerland and had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist.

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