Elisabeth Wiedemann

Elisabeth Wiedemann (8 April 1926 – 27 May 2015) was a German actress and best known for her role as Else Tetzlaff in Ein Herz und eine Seele.[1]

Elisabeth Wiedemann
Born(1926-04-08)8 April 1926
Died27 May 2015(2015-05-27) (aged 89)
Marquartstein, Bavaria, Germany
Known forEin Herz und eine Seele


Starting out as a dancer and stage actress, Elisabeth Wiedemann became known to the nation as Else Tetzlaff in the German sitcom Ein Herz und eine Seele.[2] After 21 episodes, Wiedemann moved on to other projects and declined to return to the show's revival in 1976. She later said that she put Else through all emotions possible and she wouldn't want to get tired of the character. The role was unsuccessfully recast with Helga Feddersen and the show was canceled after four new episodes.

Wiedemann moved away from comedy and took guest stints in crime shows like Derrick, The Old Fox und Tatort. In 1983, she starred in the two-part drama Die Geschwister Oppermann.

Two years later, in 1985, Wiedemann played a supporting role in the feature film Otto - Der Film, her first comedic project after the end of Ein Herz und eine Seele.

Wiedemann returned to her roots as a dancer and stage actress the following years, only making rare appearances in television. After an episode of Das Traumschiff in 1995 and a guest appearance in Mama ist unmöglich in 1997, Wiedemann was said to have retired from acting.

However, she made several appearances on stage afterwards and was seen in Stubbe – Von Fall zu Fall and Ritas Welt in 2003, in another Tatort in 2004, SOKO 5113 in 2008 and Notruf Hafenkante in 2007 and 2011.


In 1966, Elisabeth Wiedemann won the Goldene Kamera.


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Herr Hesselbach und die Firma Jutta Schäfer, Chefsekretärin
1956 Spätere Heirat erwünscht Ina TV film
1970 Schmetterlinge weinen nicht [de] Mrs Wagner
1970 Das Millionenspiel Frau Steinfurth TV film
1984 Is' was, Kanzler Frau Hillermann
1985 Otto - Der Film Konsulin von Kohlen und Reibach
1991 Hausmänner Laemmlein


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