Christel Bodenstein

Christel Bodenstein

Darstellerin
*13.10.1938 München

Biography

Christel Bodenstein, born as Christa Bodenstein on October 13, 1938, in Munich, moved to Leipzig with her mother in 1949, where she learned to dance at a ballet school. After meeting DEFA director Kurt Maetzig, she went to the casting for his film "Annegrets Heimkehr" (1956/1957), but did not get the part of Annegret. Instead actress Karla Runkehl was chosen to take this part. Despite this failure, Bodenstein started to attend actor's training at HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg and successfully graduated in 1959.

Bodenstein then got numerous role offers and made her movie debut as student Hannelore Ulrich in Slatan Dudow's "Der Hauptmann von Köln" ("The Captain from Cologne", 1956). In the following years, she also starred in several fairy tale movies and became well-known with films such as "Das singende, klingende Bäumchen" ("The Singing Ringing Tree", 1957), directed by Francesco Stefani, or "Der kleine Prinz" (1966), directed by Konrad Wolf, her husband at the time. In 1960, the youth magazine "Neues Leben" named the young student the most popular actress in the GDR. From 1959 to 1973, Bodenstein worked together with many renowned DEFA directors. In the 1960s, she extended her repertoire of films with numerous music and revue films including "Revue um Mitternacht" ("Midnight Review", 1961/1962), directed by Gottfried Kolditz, and co-starring Manfred Krug.

During the 1970s, Bodenstein focused more and more on her theatre career as interesting role offers by DEFA and the DFF failed to materialize. Thus, she performed in musical and literary programmes and, from 1976 on, starred in "Das Ei" at Kleine Bühne of Berlin's Friedrichstadtpalast.

After the German reunification, Bodenstein again broadened her horizon, worked more frequently as an assistant director and became a director at Berlin"s Friedrichstadtpalast from 1994 on. Since then, her productions included a Claire Waldorff revue and the revue programme "Sommernachtsträume" (1995).  

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Filmography

2016 Das singende, klingende Bäumchen
Cast
 
1991 Die Kaltenbach-Papiere
Cast
 
1988/1989 Grüne Hochzeit
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1985/1986 Stielke, Heinz, fünfzehn...
Cast
 
1976/1977 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1977 / Nr. 011]
Participation
 
1974 Die verschwundenen Lords
Cast
 
1973/1974 Wie füttert man einen Esel
Cast
 
1973 Sieben Tage
Cast
 
1973 Nicht schummeln, Liebling!
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1972/1973 Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
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1968 Im Himmel ist doch Jahrmarkt
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1967/1968 Treffpunkt Genf
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1966/1972 Der kleine Prinz
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1965 Episoden vom Glück
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1965 Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam
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1964/1965 Ohne Paß in fremden Betten
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1963/1964 Viel Lärm um nichts
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1963 Was ihr wollt
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1963 Die Spur führt in den »7. Himmel«
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1963 Es geht nicht ohne Liebe
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1962/1963 Beschreibung eines Sommers
Cast
 
1962 Minna von Barnhelm oder Das Soldatenglück
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1961/1962 Revue um Mitternacht
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1960/1961 Italienisches Capriccio
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1960/1961 Ein Sommertag macht keine Liebe
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1960 Silvesterpunsch
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1959 Maibowle
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1958/1959 Kapitäne bleiben an Bord
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1958 Klotz am Bein
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1957 Das singende, klingende Bäumchen
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1956 Der Hauptmann von Köln
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1956 Das tapfere Schneiderlein
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