Mavie Hörbiger

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Mavie Hörbiger (born November 14, 1979 in Munich) is a German-Austrian actress. Since 2009, she belongs to the ensemble of Vienna's Burgtheater.

Munich Capital and most populous city of Bavaria, Germany

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German federal state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union. The city's metropolitan region is home to 6 million people. Straddling the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps, it is the seat of the Bavarian administrative region of Upper Bavaria, while being the most densely populated municipality in Germany. Munich is the second-largest city in the Bavarian dialect area, after the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Burgtheater state drama theatre in Vienna, Austria

The Burgtheater, originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1918 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austrian National Theatre in Vienna, the most important German language theatre and one of the most important theatres in the world. The Burgtheater was created in 1741 and has become known as "die Burg" by the Viennese population; its theatre company of more or less regular members has created a traditional style and speech typical of Burgtheater performances.


Life and work

Hörbiger descends from a famous Austrian family of actors and actresses, all at least for some times members of Austria's National Theatre, the Burgtheater. Her grandfather was Paul Hörbiger, his brother Attila Hörbiger was married to Paula Wessely. Actresses Elisabeth Orth, Christiane Hörbiger and Maresa Hörbiger are her aunts, comedians Cornelius Obonya and Christian Tramitz are cousins. She holds both German and Austrian citizenship.

Paul Hörbiger Austrian actor

Paul Hörbiger was an Austrian theatre and film actor.

Attila Hörbiger Austrian actor

Attila Hörbiger was an Austrian stage and movie actor.

Paula Anna Maria Wessely was an Austrian theatre and film actress. Die Wessely, as she was affectionately called by her admirers and fans, was Austria's foremost popular postwar actress.

Hörbiger did not complete college but visited the acting school of Christa Willschrei in Munich. In 1996, she made her on-camera debut in Michael Gutmann's television feature "Nur für eine Nacht".

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As Ismene in Antigone , Burgtheater 2015

Mavie had theatre engagements in Hanover and Bochum (Rachel in Sanft und grausam, 2006; Jeannie in Fettes Schwein, 2005; title role in Lulu, 2004; Gilda in Komödie der Verführung, 2002; Santuzza in Freunde II, 2001). From 2006 to 2008 she performs at the Theater Basel, her first role there being "Roxane" in the play Cyrano de Bergerac , followed by "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire . Since 2009, she performs regularly at Vienna's Burgtheater. In 2007, she debuted at the prestigious Salzburg Festival, as Hermia in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream . In 2013 she returned to Salzburg in a leading role in Nestroy's Lumpazivagabundus , directed by the director of the Burgtheater, Matthias Hartmann. In 2015, Hörbiger claimed two major successes at the Burgtheater, first in Tolstoj's The Power of Darkness , then as Ismene in Antigone by Sophocles.

Hanover Place in Lower Saxony, Germany

Hanover or Hannover is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony. Its 535,061 (2017) inhabitants make it the thirteenth-largest city of Germany, as well as the third-largest city of Northern Germany after Hamburg and Bremen. The city lies at the confluence of the River Leine and its tributary Ihme, in the south of the North German Plain, and is the largest city of the Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. It is the fifth-largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund, Essen, and Bremen.

Bochum Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bochum is the sixth largest city of the most populous German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, and its 364,920 (2016) inhabitants make it the 16th largest city of Germany. On the Ruhr Heights (Ruhrhöhen) hill chain, between the rivers Ruhr to the south and Emscher to the north, it is the second largest city of Westphalia after Dortmund, and the fourth largest city of the Ruhr after Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg. It lies at the centre of the Ruhr, Germany's largest urban area, in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, and belongs to the region of Arnsberg. It is surrounded by the cities of Herne, Castrop-Rauxel, Dortmund, Witten, Hattingen, Essen and Gelsenkirchen. Bochum is the sixth largest and one of the southernmost cities in the Low German dialect area. There are nine institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the Ruhr University Bochum, one of the ten largest universities in Germany, and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

Basel Place in Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. Basel is Switzerland's third-most-populous city with about 180,000 inhabitants.

She worked as an interviewer for VIVA and recorded several audiobooks.

In 2004, she ranked third in the voting for the 100 Sexiest Women In The World held by the German edition of FHM magazine, just behind Britney Spears and Heidi Klum. Mavie has ranked in the top 100 five times (in 2002, 2004, 2005. 2006 and 2008) and is widely considered to be one of the most attractive German women. She has turned down offers to pose nude for the German edition of Playboy magazine.

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Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress

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Heidi Klum German-American model, television personality, singer and actress

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In December 2006 she married the German Burgtheater actor Michael Maertens. On 26 April 2009 the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter; a son was born in July 2012. The family lives in Switzerland and Austria.



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