Senta Berger

About Senta Berger

Senta Verhoeven (born 13 May 1941) is an Austrian-German actress. She received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include three Bambi Awards, two Romys, an Adolf Grimme Award, both a Deutscher and a Bayerischer Fernsehpreis, and a Goldene Kamera. Berger became the youngest member of the Josefstadt Theatre, Vienna in 1958 and shortly after, in 1960, appeared in the film ‘The Good Soldier Schweik’. The film’s director, Artur Brauner, then cast Berger in several of his other films, however she soon tired of musicals.

 2 years later, Berger moved to Hollywood to star alongside renown actors like Yul Brynner, Frank Sinatra and Charlton Heston. At this time, she appeared in ‘Major Dundee’, ‘Our Man in Marrakesh’, ‘Cast a Giant Shadow’ and many more. In 1970, Berger began to appear in films produced by her own production company, directed by her husband, Michael Verhoeven. More recently, she played the role of doctor Eva Maria Prohacek in the popular German crime television series ‘Unter Verdacht’ (“Under Suspicion”) from 2002 till March 2020, when she retired from the role, and has not made any appearances on screen since. Learn More…

Senta Berger