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Elke Sommer Net Worth

Elke Sommer Net Worth is
$20 Million

Elke Sommer Biography

Elke Sommer net worthy of: Elke Sommer is a German celebrity entertainer and artist who includes a net well worth of $20 million dollars. Elke Sommer was created in Berlin, Germany, and was forced to keep school at age group 14 to find function, after her dad passed away. She continued to an extremely prolific profession in film and tv projects through the entire 60s and 70s, in both Hollywood and Italy, including, “The Prize”, “THE AMOUNT OF MONEY Trap”, “The Venetian Affair”, “The Wrecking Crew”, “The Invincible Six”, “Baron Bloodstream”, “Ten Small Indians”, “The Astral Element”, “The Prisoner of Zenda”, “Lily in Like”, “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna”, “St. She was subsequently found out by a director while in Italy, and started her professional acting profession in Italian movies. By the first 60s, Hollywood had used notice of her, aswell. She shifted to England to are an au pair. Recently, she has made an appearance in multiple German productions. Somewhere else”, and “Counterstrike”. She also released several effective albums. She actually is now primarily centered on her painting profession in Los Angeles.


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Quick Facts

Full NameElke Sommer
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 5, 1940
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Model, Painter, Singer, Entertainer
NationalityGerman
SpouseWolf Walther, Joe Hyams
ParentsBaron Peter von Schletz, Renata Topp
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
NominationsGerman Film Award for Best Overall Acting Performance
MoviesA Shot in the Dark, Deadlier Than the Male, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, The Wrecking Crew, The Prize, Lisa and the Devil, Baron Blood, Carry On Behind, The Oscar, The Victors, The Art of Love, The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, The Venetian Affair, The Money Trap, Daniella by Night, Douce violence, Among Vultures, Invisible Strangler, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, The Swiss Conspiracy, They Came to Rob Las Vegas, And Then There Were None, Lily in Love, The Double McGuffin, The Invincible Six, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, The Death Ship, The Peking Medallion, Severed Ties, One or the Other of Us, The Dolls, I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses, Meet Him and Die, Trip to Vienna, The Treasure Seekers, The Jukebox Kids, Femmine di lusso, Der Stein des Todes, Jenny's War, No One Cries Forever, The Prisoner of Zenda, La Pica sul Pacifico, Geliebte Hochstaplerin, Don't Bother to Knock, Auf Wiedersehen, Who Stole the Body?, Der Mann im Pyjama, Himmel, Amor und Zwirn, The Phone Rings Every Night, Himmelsheim, Exit Sunset Boulevard


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 7, 2001.
2 Was considered for the leading female role in the Elvis Presley movie G.I. Blues (1960), but the role was eventually played by Juliet Prowse.
3 She was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Born Yesterday", at the Drury Lane Theatre North in Chicago, Illinois.
4 She's the daughter of a Lutheran minister, who died when she was only 14.
5 Currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and works as a painter, mostly influenced by Marc Chagall.
6 After becoming "Miss Viareggio" during a holiday in Italy, she was discovered by director Vittorio De Sica (1958).
7 When she appeared in Carry on Behind (1975), she received £30,000. She became one of the only two actors in the films (with Phil Silvers) to receive the highest ever Carry On salary. Kenneth Williams only received £5,000, a sixth of what she received.
8 Hosted the 1981 Miss Universe pageant along with Bob Barker.
9 Cousin of Gudy Somer and Brazilian 1974 Miss Universe Mariza Sommer.
10 In the 1960s, while living in Beverly Hills, she and her then husband, Joe Hyams, believed their house to be haunted.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Carry on Behind (1975) £30,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Seductive husky voice
2 Highly defined cheekbones
3 Blue-green eyes and full lips
4 Sky-high bouffant hairstyle


Quotes

#Quote
1 [2014] I was in New York City starring in "Tamara" and had to stay there for four months. So I had to find an apartment but they were excruciatingly expensive, tiny and loud. As I knew the managing director of the Essex House, I wanted to talk to him about renting a room but the hotel had a new managing director, a man by the name of Wolf Walther. So we met. For him, it was love at first sight. For me, it took a little longer, but not much longer. As you may know, "Tamara" is a play, in which the audience follows the actor of their choice, and as you may also know, my husband is 6'5" and hard to miss. I saw him every night in the audience, following me. Every night. And that was the beginning of the greatest love story of my life, still unfolding and getting better by the day.
2 [on Oliver Reed] Ollie is a real character. But the English are all a little crazy, anyhow. Everybody has their little idiosyncrasies; Ollie just has more than most people. Off the set, he's very unpredictable. But on the set, he's fine. When he's working, he shows up on time and is very disciplined -- regardless of what happened to him the night before.
3 [on Mario Bava] I loved Bava with all my heart. He was everything to me -- a father figure, a lover figure. He was very quiet -- as quiet as Italians can be -- but he had incredible energy. He spoke very broken English, so we always conversed in Italian. His son Lamberto [Lamberto Bava] was the assistant director and he loyally followed all of 'Papa's' instructions. Bava was quite a patriarch among the whole group of actors and technicians.
4 I have no recollection of the 1960s or 1970s at all because I was working constantly. I had no time to live, or to evaluate my career, or even to speculate about what was going to become of me.
5 [on her painting] I'd rather be known as a painter who acts than as an actress who paints.
6 I've had a wonderful career. I've made all kinds of films and played everything from a hooker to a nun. I know I've become quite a fine actress through my stage work and taking my job seriously -- and just living longer.


Pictures

All Elke Sommer pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Female The Prize (1963)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female New Face

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974 Film Award in Gold German Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Hauptrolle) Die Reise nach Wien (1973)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 15th place.
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 13th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 13th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Comedy Performance, Female A Shot in the Dark (1964)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - National The Oscar (1966)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Das Leben ist zu lang 2010 Alfis Mutter
Ewig rauschen die Gelder 2005 TV Movie Frau von Korff
Reblaus 2005 TV Movie Maria Rüppel
Nicht mit uns 2000 TV Movie Andrea Paretti
Flashback 2000 Frau Lust
Doppeltes Spiel mit Anne 1999 Frau Lorenz
Gisbert 1999 TV Series
Gotta Have It 1998 TV Movie
Alles nur Tarnung 1996 Die Bösen: Jutta
Florian III 1994 TV Series Sonja Carpenter
Destiny Ridge 1993 TV Series Anna
Happy Holiday 1993 TV Series Isabella Scattini
Counterstrike 1992 TV Series Anita Duvalier
Severed Ties 1992 Helena Harrison
Himmelsheim 1988 Helga Münzel
Adventures Beyond Belief 1988 TV Series Headmistress Bruno
Der Stein des Todes 1987 Kris Patterson
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna 1986 TV Movie Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
St. Elsewhere 1986 TV Series Natasha
Peter the Great 1986 TV Mini-Series Charlotte
Jenny's War 1985 TV Series Eva Gruenberg
Niemand weint für immer 1984 Lou Parker
Lily in Love 1984 Alicia Braun
The Love Boat 1981-1984 TV Series Inga Van Damme / Benita James
Heut' abend 1984 TV Series
Inside the Third Reich 1982 TV Movie Magda Goebbels
Der Mann im Pyjama 1981 Frau Lachmann
Fantasy Island 1981 TV Series Etain
Exit Sunset Boulevard 1980
Top of the Hill 1980 TV Movie Eva Heggener
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 1979 Miss Pelham
The Double McGuffin 1979 Prime Minister Kura
The Fantastic Seven 1979 TV Movie Rebecca Wayne
The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 The Countess
Jamaican Gold 1979 Ursula
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses 1978 Magdalene Kruschen
The Astral Factor 1978 Chris Hartman
Nicht von gestern 1977 TV Movie Billie Dawn
Forever Fernwood 1977 TV Series Elke Sommer
One Away 1976 Elsa
The Six Million Dollar Man 1976 TV Series Dr. Ilse Martin
Meet Him and Die 1976 Perrone's Secretary
The Swiss Conspiracy 1976 Rita Jensen
Das Netz 1975 Christa Sonntag
Carry on Behind 1975 Professor Anna Vooshka
The House of Exorcism 1975 Lisa Reiner
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab 1974 Vera Clyde
It's Not the Size That Counts 1974 Clarissa
Einer von uns beiden 1974 Miezi
Die Reise nach Wien 1973 Toni Simon
Lisa and the Devil 1973 Lisa Reiner
Lodynskis Flohmarkt Company 1972 TV Series
Baron Blood 1972 Eva Arnold
Probe 1972 TV Movie Heideline 'Uli' Ullman
Perlico - Perlaco 1971 TV Movie
Zeppelin 1971 Erika Altschul
Percy 1971 Helga
The Invincible Six 1970 Zari
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series
The Wrecking Crew 1968 Linka Karensky
They Came to Rob Las Vegas 1968 Ann Bennett
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz 1968 Paula Schultz
Deadlier Than the Male 1967 Irma Eckman
The Corrupt Ones 1967 Lilly Mancini
The Venetian Affair 1966 Sandra Fane
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 1966 Didi
The Oscar 1966 Kay Bergdahl
The Money Trap 1965 Lisa Baron
The Art of Love 1965 Nikki Dunnay
The Dolls 1965 Ulla (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
Amongst Vultures 1964 Annie Dillman
A Shot in the Dark 1964 Maria Gambrelli
The Prize 1963 Inger Lisa Andersson
...denn die Musik und die Liebe in Tirol 1963
The Victors 1963 Helga Metzger
Verführung am Meer 1963 Eva
Who Stole the Body? 1963 Brigitte
The Phone Rings Every Night 1962
Bahía de Palma 1962 Olga
Un chien dans un jeu de quilles 1962 Ariane
Le chien 1962 TV Movie Elle
Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt 1962 Renate Hecker
Sweet Ecstasy 1962 Elke
Café Oriental 1962 Sylvia
Auf Wiedersehen 1961 Suzy Dalton
Geliebte Hochstaplerin 1961 Barbara Shadwell
Why Bother to Knock 1961 Ingrid
Daniella by Night 1961 Daniella
Und sowas nennt sich Leben 1961 Britta
Love, the Italian Way 1960 Greta
The Warrior Empress 1960
Himmel, Amor und Zwirn 1960 Eva
Howlers of the Dock 1960 Giulia Giommarelli
Lampenfieber 1960 Evelyne
L'amico del giaguaro 1959 Grete
La Pica sul Pacifico 1959 Rossana
A Christmas Festival 1959 TV Movie The Princess
The Day It Rained 1959 Ellen
Das Totenschiff 1959 Mylene, ein Französisches Mädchen
Ragazzi del Juke-Box 1959 Giulia Cesari
Uomini e nobiluomini 1959 Caterina

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppet Show 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special performer: "He's A Clown", "Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Ricotta" - uncredited
Tausend Takte Übermut 1965 performer: "Oh I Love You"
Hotel der toten Gäste 1965 performer: "'Ma ora no' Ich sage no"
Café Oriental 1962 performer: "Some of these days"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Match Play with Ray Adams 2012 TV Series Herself
Tietjen und Hirschhausen 2010 TV Series Herself
Markus Lanz 2010 TV Series Herself
Filmlegenden. Deutsch 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Die WIB-Schaukel 2003 TV Series documentary
Showgeschichten 2002 TV Series Herself
The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau 2002 TV Special documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Arena 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Schmidteinander 1994 TV Series Herself
Sally Jessy Raphael 1990 TV Series Herself
The Geraldo Rivera Show 1990 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Herself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1989 TV Series Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1989 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Wetten, dass..? 1983-1987 TV Series Herself
The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit 1987 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Ghost Stories 1986 Documentary Herself
Dalli Dalli 1979-1985 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself - Kandidatin
Body Language 1985 TV Series Herself
Dom DeLuise and Friends 1983 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1982 TV Series Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself
Barbara Woodhouse Goes to Beverly Hills 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
Today 1980 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1973-1980 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Circus of the Stars #4 1979 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The Merv Griffin Show 1973-1979 TV Series Herself
The Muppet Show 1979 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1978 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969-1978 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 2 1977 TV Movie Herself
US Against the World 1977 TV Movie Herself
Break the Bank 1976-1977 TV Series Herself
Je später der Abend... 1976 TV Series Herself
Tattletales 1975 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970-1975 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Herself
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Herself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
The Bobby Darin Show 1973 TV Series Herself
Sommer-Sprossen 1972 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
The Bob Hope Special 1972/I TV Special Herself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Herself
Unsere kleine Show - Musik zur blauen Stunde 1971 TV Series Herself - Musician
Jerry Visits 1971 TV Series Herself
Münchner Bilderbogen 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
Bitte umblättern 1971 TV Series Herself
Ver-r-r-ry Interesting 1971 TV Special Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1966-1970 TV Series Herself / Himself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Herself
It Takes Two 1970 TV Series Herself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The Dean Martin Show 1968-1969 TV Series Herself
Der goldene Schuß 1969 TV Series Herself
Treffpunkt Airport 1968 TV Series documentary Herself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
Stars in der Manege 1968 TV Series documentary
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special Herself
Zwischenstation 1966 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special Elke Sommer / Maria Poppenini
Tausend Takte Übermut 1965 Herself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Hotel der toten Gäste 1965 Herself
That Regis Philbin Show 1965 TV Series Herself
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Herself (on film)
Juke Box Jury 1964 TV Series Herself - Surprise Guest
Musik aus Studio B 1963 TV Series Singer
Cinépanorama 1962 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape 2010 Documentary Herself
Saucy 70's Volume 2 2010 Video documentary
Dreams with Sharp Teeth 2008 Documentary Kay Bergdahl in 'The Oscar'
Ein Leben wie im Flug 2007 TV Movie Herself
Carry on Quizzing 2006 Video Game Prof. Anna Vooshka (uncredited)
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Maria Gambrelli
Heroes of Comedy 2001 TV Series documentary
What's a Carry On? 1998 TV Movie documentary Professor Anna Vooshka (uncredited)
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Carry on Laughing 1981 TV Series Professor Anna Vooshka
That's Carry On! 1977 Professor Anna Vooshka
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Herself
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
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