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Hannelore Elsner

26 July 1942 to 21 April 2019

A German character actress who was a major star in her native country, Elsner found fame in her native country playing police detective Lea Sommer in Die Kommissarin (1994-2006). She went on to receive acclaim for her performances in the likes of No Place to Go (2000), Mein Letter Film (2002) and Cherry Blossoms (2008).

Read Hannelore Elsner's Hollywood Reporter obituary.