|Born||(1871-05-30)30 May 1871|
|Died||21 September 1946(1946-09-21) (aged 75)|
In August 1887 she made her stage début as Bertha in the play Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua in her home town.
Engl made her film debut in the 1911 British silent film The Adoptive Child then returned to Germany and began appearing in German film productions.
She would work continually throughout the 1910s and appear in a variety of roles for such directors as Urban Gad and Frederic Zelnik and opposite such popular actors of the era as Emil Jannings, Alfred Abel and Lya Mara.
By the early 1920s, Engl's career in motion pictures was well established.
Engl transitioned to the talkie era with relative ease and she often appeared in films as a "Grand Dame" type of character.
Some of her most enduring roles of the early talkie era were the 1931 Gerhard Lamprecht-directed adventure Emil und die Detektive and the musical Der Kongreß tanzt (English: The Congress Dances), also released in 1931 and starring Lilian Harvey, Conrad Veidt, and Lil Dagover.
Engl continued to act through the World War II era – appearing in ten films between 1939 and 1945.
Her last film appearance before retiring was a small role in the drama Das Alte Lied, which was released in March 1945.
In addition to film roles, she continued acting on Berlin stages until shortly before her death in 1946.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga Engl.