Maria Bill   Herta

Maria Bill recently starred in Marco Kalantari's 2005 sci-fi adventure film AINOA. Her other film credits include Michael Schottenberg's DAS GEHEIMNIS and THE ARRIVAL OF AVERILL / AVERILLS ANKOMMEN, Käthe Kratz's THE TENTH YEAR / DAS ZEHNTE JAHR, and Peter Patzak's CRAZY MOON and THE UPPERCRUST / DEN TÜCHTIGEN GEHÖRT DIE WELT.

On television, Maria Bill played Franzi Beimbichler in the 2003 TV films TRAUTMANN - DAS SPIEL IST AUS and TRAUTMANN - LEBENSLÄNGLICH. In the 80s, she guest starred in several episodes of the landmark Austrian TV series KOTTAN ERMITTELT / KOTTAN INVESTIGATES.

A consummate stage performer, Maria Bill is especially widely admired for her successful musical shows. In 1982, her show PIAF made her the theatrical sensation of the year and she was awarded Vienna's Kainz Medal and Berlin's Goldener Theatertaler award. She has also performed shows of her original songs and Jacques Brel classics. She has released seven albums of both her songs and her recordings of Piaf and Brel.

As a theater actress, Maria Bill has acted from Zurich to Berlin to Vienna in productions ranging from Handke and Goethe to Shakespeare, Jarry and Ibsen. Since 1978, Swiss-born Maria Bill has lived and worked mostly in Vienna. She received the prestigious 2001/2 Karl-Skraup Prize for her performance as Salome Pockerl in the Vienna Volkstheater production of DER TALISMAN.

Maria Bill will soon be seen as Maria Braun in the Vienna Volkstheater production of DIE EHE DER MARIA BRAUN / THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, based on the classic Fassbinder film.