Maria Corda

Picture of Maria Corda

Date of Birth: 05/04/1898

Age: 76

Place of birth: Virgo

Citizenship: Hungary


Maria was born on May 4, 1898 in the town of Deva in Hungary. During the First World War, he played on the stage in Budapest, and in 1919 she made her debut in the film and at the same time married a Hungarian film director Alexander Korda. After the Hungarian Soviet Republic ceased to exist, the couple Korda emigrated to Austria and settled in Vienna. In the early 20`s Mary was very popular in Austria. The most significant of her films of this period - "Samson and Delilah" (1922) and "The Queen-slave" (1924). In addition, she took part in the Italian historical film "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1926).

In 1926, after the spouse Maria moved to Berlin, and a year later the two of them went to Hollywood. In America, the actress did not have much success - she appeared in just one film (its director was Alexander). The main obstacle in the way of her Hollywood career was the advent of sound film. Maria knew little English and therefore had no chance to break into the American cinema screens.

Returning to Europe, she starred in several British and German paintings and in 1929 left the cinema. In 1930, there was her divorce with Alexander. For a while she lived in New York, trying to write novels, and then went to Switzerland. February 2, 1975 Maria Korda died in Geneva at the age of seventy-seven.