Nora Gregor

Picture of Nora Gregor

Date of Birth: 03/02/1901

Age: 47

Citizenship: Italy


Nora Gregor was born on February 3, 1901 in the small town of Gorizia in north-east Italy (at that time the area was part of Austria-Hungary). Her parents were Carlo Gregor, the owner of the watch store, and German Maria Bryunold. In 1919 the Gregory family moved to Austria, where Nora performed on the stage of Vienna and Graz. In 1920 she made her debut in the film and became quite regularly removed, although not always on the first cast. Its partners become Anita Berber in the movie "The lights in the depths" (1923), Walter Slezak in the film Carl Theodor Dreyer`s "Michael" (1924), Conrad Veidt in "Fiddler of Florence" (1926) and OE

Then, in 1930, the actress went to the US and held there for three years, returning periodically nasemki in Berlin. At that time, she starred in the lead roles in the films "Olympia" (1930, the debut of Gregor in the sound cinema) and "Process Mary Dugan" (1931), which were adapted to a German spectator options Hollywood paintings - respectively melodrama with John Gilbert and Catherine Dale Owen "His great night" and the movie of the same name, where the main role is played by Norma Shearer. In 1932, she appeared in a pair with Robert Montgomery in the American comedy "but the flesh is weak", but her career in Hollywood was not developed, and she returned to Europe. In addition, it is known that in 1931 she participated in a duet with his son Douglas Fairbanks in the successful American play The Man in Possession. [1]

In 1933, Nora nachalsyaroman Austrian aristocrat, politician and leader of the Heimwehr Ernst Rudiger Starhembergs. Both of them were married (husband of the actress was the pianist Mitja Nikisch) and therefore could not formalize their relationship official. In October 1934, Nora gave birth to a son Starhembergs. In 1936, Nikisch died Starhembergs then got a divorce, and December 2, 1937 the lovers were married. The wedding ceremony took place in a narrow range in the church of St. Joseph on Mount Kahlenberg. [2]

Their family well-being did not last long. In 1938, after the Anschluss Starhembergs lost its influence and was forced to emigrate from Austria. Perhaps Nora went to France after her husband, but in 1939 she went to Hitler with a petition to annul her marriage. [3] Was her request is granted - it is unknown.

In the same year she starred Gregor Jean Renoir in the drama "Rules of the Game", and the role of aristocrat Christine de la Chesnais is considered the greatest achievement of her film career. The fate of this film there was not easy - he was booed by the audience, and soon after the start of rental banned by the French government. The negative of the film was destroyed in a bombing during the Second World War, and in 1956 the painting was almost completely restored by enthusiasts for survivors working materials.

Next Nora emigrated to Latin America, in 1945, she came out of her latest painting "Bitten Fruit". January 20, 1949 Nora Gregor had committed suicide in the Chilean capital of Santiago.