The well-known Austrian actress Heidelinde Weis has sadly passed away at the age of 83. She was best known for her roles in television productions such as “Derrick“, “Der Alte“, “Traumschiff” and “Schwarzwaldklinik“. However, her true passion lay in theatre acting. Weis appeared on renowned stages in cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich and was also seen at the Salzburg Festival alongside Klaus Maria Brandauer.
Heidelinde Weis also made striking appearances in the films “The Dead Woman of Beverly Hills” (German title: “Die Tote von Beverly Hills“) and “Serenade for Two Spies” (German title: “Serenade für zwei Spione“). These roles underlined her versatility as an actress and extended her range beyond theatre and television. In the film “The Dead Woman of Beverly Hills“, she took on a significant role that showcased her acting range, while in “Serenade for Two Spies” she gave an impressive performance that showcased her talent.
Heidelinde Weis, born in 1940 in Villach, Carinthia, Austria, had her first stage experience at the age of 14 in a school play. She received her acting training at the prestigious Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. In an interview with ORF in 2008, she explained: “I think I took up this profession because I simply wanted to play theatre.”
Heidelinde Weis also worked as a singer in the 1970s and released three albums, although she herself had doubts about her musical talent. She was very surprised when she received the German Record Award – she initially thought it was a misunderstanding, as she revealed in an interview with ORF. After spending most of her career in Germany, Weis moved back to Villach a few years ago. She was still on stage in October: at the Burgtheater in Vienna, she read from the correspondence between the poet Christine Lavant and the painter Werner Berg together with Klaus Maria Brandauer.