Anna Kallina

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Anna Kallina
Anna Kallina 1925.jpg
A drawing of Kallina from 1925
Born31 March 1874
Died4 January 1948 (1948-01-05) (aged 73)
Vienna, Austria
OccupationFilm actor
Stage actor
Years active1919-1936 (film)

Anna Kallina (31 March 1874 – 4 January 1948) was an Austrian stage and film actress. She played the role of Queen Anne of England in the 1921 film The Grinning Face (1921). [1]

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, formal name: the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

The Grinning Face, aka The Man Who Laughs, is a 1921 Austrian-German silent horror film directed by Julius Herska and starring Franz Höbling, Nora Gregor and Lucienne Delacroix. It is an adaptation of the 1868 novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo.


Kallina first began acting on the state in the 1870s.

Selected filmography

Meriota the Dancer is a 1922 Austrian silent historical film directed by Julius Herska and starring Maria Mindzenty, Nora Gregor and Oscar Beregi Sr.

Look After Your Daughters is a 1922 Austrian silent comedy film directed by Sidney M. Goldin and starring Franz Höbling, Anny Ondra and Carl Lamac.

The Right to Live is a 1927 Austrian-German silent film directed by Robert Wohlmuth and starring Maly Delschaft, Erna Morena and Elizza La Porta.

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  1. Gleizes p.244