Carsta Löck Poster

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Blond leading actress of prolific output. A merchant's daughter, she made her stage debut in Berlin in 1930. Discovered for the screen by the director Carl Froelich, she was usually cast in undemanding comedies as plain or naive provincial girls, as army brides, maids or jovial tomboys. After the war, she segued into character parts as mothers and grandmothers, also acting in several East German films for Defa.

Her roles after the war were still influenced by folkloristic characters.

The actress Carsta Löck already cherished during her school time the wish to become an actress and took first acting lessons. But in the first place she chose a middle-class job at her father's request, so it lasted till 1930 before she made her theater debut in Berlin. It followed appearances at different theaters and first movies. Because she was able to organize her film career so successful she spent most of her time for the film business.

Her resolute appearance in easily remembered support roles helped her to great popularity in the post-war film.

Till the end of war she often impersonated plain women with impetus but also naivety. The acting of maids and similar characters soon belonged to her permanent repertoire.

Her film career drew to a close in the 60's.

A wonderful role which is still in best memory she got in the Swedish movie "Emil i Lönneberga - Immer dieser Michel: Michel in der Suppenschüssel" (1968), in which she impersonated Grösa Maja who told horror stories to the children with goose pimples guarantee. The successful story of Emil was continued in other filmings.