Maria Körber



English, Russian, French (little)


Maria K ö r b e r, daughter of stage director Veit Harlan and actress Hilde Körber, was born and raised in Berlin. She attended drama school at the Berliner Hebbel-Theater with Ernst Schröder and took private lessons from Marlise Ludwig.

Maria made her stage debut in Sartre´s DIE FLIEGEN in l948. She was offered a first steady working engagement at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. Further stops of her stage career were: Theater im Zimmer Hamburg, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Tribüne Berlin, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Nationaltheater Mannheim and Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Bühnen der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, Renaissance-Theater Berlin and Thalia-Theater Hamburg.

From 1960 to 1974 she performed as a freelancing artist on stages like the Theater in der Leopoldstraße München, the Landesbühne Hannover, the Fritz-Rémond-Theater im Zoo Frankfurt/Main, the Wuppertaler Bühnen, the Festspielen Bad Gandersheim, Andernach, Feuchtwangen, Schwäbisch Hall and Herrenhausen. Beginning 1974 she was steady member of the Staatliche Schauspielbühnen Berlin. From then on she has appeared as a guest at the Hebbel-Theater, at the Freie Volksbühne, the Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, the Lore-Bronner-Bühne and Die Kleine Freiheit in Munich. Lately she was to be seen as Fräulein Schneider in CABARET, a production of the Bar jeder Vernunft in Berlin.

Maria Körber appeared in TV productions since 1956. She works for radio broadcasting and engages in dubbing.

Maria Körber speaks English and knows some French and Russian. She is married to the actor Joachim Kerzel. Her son Sebastian derived from her former marriage with the actor Walter Buschhoff. She lives in Berlin.