Eva Mattes

Eva Mattes

Darstellerin, Musik
*14.12.1954 Tegernsee

Biography

Eva Mattes was born on December 14, 1954 in Tegernsee. While still in school, she already worked as a TV voice actress, spoke the role of Timmy in about 250 episodes of "Lassie" and lent her voice to "Pippi Longstocking" and Charles Dickens's "David Copperfield". Having performed on stage and having been cast for bit roles in film by the age of ten already, she became a regular cast member in movie and TV productions by the end of the 1960s.

By 1970, it was her first two roles in major productions, namely Reinhard Hauff's "Mathias Kneißl" and Michael Verhoeven's controversial Vietnam drama "o.k." ("O.k.") that already marked her commercial and critical breakthrough. In 1971, she was awarded the Bundesfilmpreis for her energetic performances in both films. Only two years later, in 1973, her performances in Fassbinder's "Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant" and "Wildwechsel" garnered her the next Bundesfilmpreis. In the course of the following years, Mattes who never received any formal actor's training would work together with Fassbinder on various occasions. Through her noticeable roles in films like Roland Klick's "Supermarkt" ("Supermarket", 1974), Werner Herzog's "Stroszek" (1977) or Peter Lilienthal's "David" (1979), she became one of the most important actresses of the New German Cinema. At Cannes she was chosen Best Supporting Actress for her role in Herzog's "Woyzeck" in 1979. With Mattes's participation, the documentary "Eva Mattes: Fragen an die Mutter" (director: Claudia Holldack) dealt with the role of her mother, the actress Margit Symo.

Alongside her work in TV and in the movies, Mattes played on the theatre stage as well. From 1972 to 1979, she was employed at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg where initially she caused a sensation with her daring embodiment of Beppi in Franz Xaver Kroetz's "Stallerhof".

In the 1980s, Mattes continued her impressive appearances in films of renowned directors: She starred in Helma Sanders-Brahms's war drama "Deutschland bleiche Mutter" ("Germany, Pale Mother", 1980) and also played the lead in Percy Adlon's "Celeste" (1980). This title role won her the Bayerischer Filmpreis. In 1983, she was awarded the Deutscher Darstellerpreis by the German directors' association "Bundesverband Regie". In the Fassbinder homage "Ein Mann wie EVA" (1984), she personified the director himself. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, she acted in the episode "Eva" of the movie "Felix" (1988) and played a GDR pastor searching for peace in the epos "Das Versprechen" ("The Promise", 1995). She also featured prominently in Bernhard Sinkel's "Der Kinoerzähler" (1993) and in Joseph Vilsmaier's "Schlafes Bruder" ("Brother of Sleep", 1995), in Sherry Hormans "Widows – Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnügen" ("Widows", 1998) alongside Ornella Muti and Katja Flint as well as in Didi Danquart's study in anti-Semitism "Viehjud Levi" ("Jew-Boy Levi", 1999).

Among Eva Mattes's most important works in television are her role in the satirical family series "Motzki" (1993) and "Tatort" inspector Klara Blum who she has been playing regularly since 2000. In 2001, she had an impressive performance next to Ulrich Mühe as Magda Goebbels in Kai Wessel's "Goebbels und Geduldig". In 2002, she was awarded another Deutscher Filmpreis, this time as Best Supporting Actress in the children's movie "Das Sams" ("The Slurb", 2001). She played her celebrated role as Annemarie Rotkohl again in 2003, in the sequel "Sams in Gefahr" ("My Magical Friend Sams"). In the course of the years, Mattes occasionally returned to voice acting, too, for example in "Werner – Beinhart!" (1990) or in "Lauras Stern" ("Laura's Star", 2004). In 2010, she collaborated with Percy Adlon again and played Anna Sofie Schindler-Moll in "Mahler auf der Couch" ("Mahler on the Couch", co-directed by Felix Adlon).

In the family movie "Keiner geht verloren" (2009, TV) Mattes proved her skills in comedy, playing a Bavarian inn keeper whose son wishes to marry an East Berlin woman. In 2010, she played a feisty lawyer involved in a neighborhood feud in the comedy "Das Glück ist eine Katze" (TV).

While busy with TV roles and "Tatort" duties, Eva Mattes still finds the time to show up on the big screen every now and then. In 2012, for "Sams im Glück", she impersonated the endearing Ms. Rotkohl (now Mrs. Mon) once more and in "Fieber" ("World-wide", 2014), directed by Elfi Mikesch, she played a photographer tracing her late father's past who used to be a foreign legionary.

Filmography

2015/2016 Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt
Cast
 
2015 Rebecca
Cast
 
2014/2015 Côte d'Azur
Cast
 
2014/2015 Château Mort
Cast
 
2013/2014 Winternebel
Cast
 
2013/2014 Fieber
Cast
 
2013/2014 Mord im Höllengrund
Cast
 
2013 Todesspiel
Cast
 
2012/2013 Letzte Tage
Cast
 
2012/2013 Roland Klick - The Heart is a Hungry Hunter
Participation
 
2012/2013 Die schöne Mona ist tot
Cast
 
2012 Friedlich in die Katastrophe
Voice
 
2012 Eva Mattes
Participation
 
2011/2012 Nachtkrapp
Cast
 
2011/2012 Sams im Glück
Cast
 
2011 Das schwarze Haus
Cast
 
2010/2011 Schmuggler
Cast
 
2010/2011 Unter Schnee
Voice
 
2010/2011 Der schöne Schein
Cast
 
2009/2010 Im Netz der Lügen
Cast
 
2009/2010 Mahler auf der Couch
Cast
 
2009/2010 Der Polizistinnenmörder
Cast
 
2009 Keiner geht verloren
Cast
 
2008/2009 Bluthochzeit
Cast
 
2008/2009 Im Sog des Bösen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Lippels Traum
Cast
 
2008 Geschichten vom Essen
Voice
 
2008 Herz aus Eis
Cast
 
2008 Schattenwelt
Cast
 
2007/2008 Memory Books - Damit Du mich nie vergisst
Voice
 
2007/2008 Seenot
Cast
 
2007/2008 Der Kormorankrieg
Cast
 
2006/2007 Blutsbande
Cast
 
2006/2007 Engel der Nacht
Cast
 
2005/2006 Gebrochene Herzen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Das kurze Leben des José Antonio Gutierrez
Voice
 
2005 Das Lächeln der Madonna
Cast
 
2005 Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel
Voice
 
2004/2005 Der Name der Orchidee
Cast
 
2004-2006 Der schwedische Freund
Cast
 
2004 Die Baroness und das Guggenheim
Voice
 
2003/2004 Die Spieler
Cast
 
2003/2004 Texas Kabul
Voice
 
2003/2004 Bitteres Brot
Cast
 
2003/2004 Lauras Stern
Voice
 
2003 Sams in Gefahr
Cast
 
2003 Der Schächter
Cast
 
2003 Franz
Cast
 
2003 Die Farbe der Seele
Cast
 
2002/2003 Stiller Tod
Cast
 
2002-2004 Das Netz - Unabomber, LSD und Internet
Voice
 
2002 1000 Tode
Cast
 
2002 Schlaraffenland
Cast
 
2001 Susanne Wenger - Ein Leben mit den Göttern
Voice
 
2000/2001 Das Sams
Cast
 
2000/2001 Suck My Dick
Cast
 
2000/2001 Duell - Enemy At the Gates
Cast
 
2000/2001 Danach hätte es schön sein müssen
Voice
 
2000/2001 Himmlische Helden
Cast
 
2000/2001 Goebbels und Geduldig
Cast
 
2000 Für mich gab's nur noch Fassbinder
Participation
 
2000 Salamander
Cast
 
1999/2000 Der schwarze Ritter
Cast
 
1998/1999 Otomo
Cast
 
1998/1999 Moloch
dubbed by
 
1998/1999 Viehjud Levi
Cast
 
1998/1999 Mein liebster Feind
Participation
 
1998 Zucker & Sohn
Cast
 
1998 Und alles wegen Mama
Cast
 
1997/1998 Urlaub in den Tod
Cast
 
1997 Widows
Cast
 
1996 Der Schrei der Liebe
Cast
 
1996 Alice Guy Blanché
Participation
 
1995/1996 In der glanzvollen Welt des Hotel Adlon
Cast
 
1994/1995 Schlafes Bruder
Cast
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1992/1993 Der Kinoerzähler
Cast
 
1991/1992 Das Sommeralbum
Cast
 
1991/1992 Die Serpentintänzerin
Cast
 
1991 Der Drogen-Ratgeber für Eltern
Participation
 
1989/1990 Werner - Beinhart!
Voice
 
1989 Von Ulm nach Metz, von Metz nach Mähren
Cast
 
1989 Elektro-Lähmung. Ein Film gegen die politische Ohnmacht
Cast
 
1988 Herbstmilch
Cast
 
1987/1988 Fussel
Cast
 
1986/1987 Andi - Protokoll einer Inszenierung von Peter Zadek
Participation
 
1986 Felix. Episode 3: Eva
Cast
 
1985/1986 Auf immer und ewig
Cast
 
1984 Sterne
Cast, Vocals
 
1983/1984 Rita Ritter
Cast
 
1983/1984 Ein Mann wie EVA
Cast
 
1983 Liebe Melanie
Cast
 
1982/1983 Die wilden Fünfziger
Cast
 
1982 Ludwigsburg - Schubart und Franziska von Hohenheim
Cast
 
1982 Vergiftet oder arbeitslos?
Participation
 
1981/1982 Deutschland kann manchmal sehr schön sein
Cast
 
1981-1983 Kleine Zeichen
Cast
 
1981 Céleste
Cast
 
1981 Vor den Vätern sterben die Söhne
Cast
 
1979/1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 Teile)
Cast
 
1979/1980 Deutschland bleiche Mutter
Cast
 
1979 Eva Mattes: Fragen an die Mutter
Participation
 
1978/1979 David
Cast
 
1978/1979 Woyzeck
Cast
 
1978/1979 Schluchtenflitzer
Cast
 
1978 Union der festen Hand
Cast
 
1978 In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden
Cast
 
1977 Frauen in New York
Cast
 
1976/1977 Stroszek
Cast
 
1976/1977 Tausend Lieder ohne Ton
Cast
 
1976-1978 Was ich bin, sind meine Filme
Participation
 
1975/1976 Die Hinrichtung
Cast
 
1973/1974 Supermarkt
Cast
 
1973 Liebe leidet mit Lust
Cast
 
1972/1973 Immobilien
Cast
 
1972/1973 Desaster
Cast
 
1972-1974 Fontane Effi Briest
Cast
 
1972 Harald und Monika
Cast
 
1972 Wildwechsel
Cast
 
1971/1972 Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
Cast
 
1971 Berührungen
Participation
 
1970/1971 Mathias Kneißl
Cast
 
1970/1971 Liebe unter 17
Cast
 
1970 o.k.
Cast
 
1969/1970 Parkplatz-Hyänen
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der Papierblumenmörder
Cast
 
1967 Der Tag, an dem die Kinder verschwanden
Cast
 
1964/1965 Dr. med. Hiob Prätorius
Cast