Monica Bleibtreu, an actress well-known in the German-speaking world for a prolific range of cinema, television and theater roles, has died, her agents said Friday. She was 65.
The Players agency said Bleibtreu died early Thursday in Hamburg after a long battle with cancer.
Bleibtreu was born in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on May 4, 1944.
She made her cinema debut in “Ludwig — Requiem for a Virgin King” in 1972.
Later roles included appearances in Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run,” which also starred her son, German actor Moritz Bleibtreu; German TV biodrama “The Manns — Novel of a Century;” and in this year’s “Knef,” a biography of actress and singer Hildegard Knef.
President Horst Koehler said he was “dismayed” by her death, writing in a message of condolences to her son that “she enthused countless people.”
Funeral were not immediately available.