Famous actress, Margit Carstensen has passed away at age 83 after a long illness. Her death occurred on June 1, 2023. She was best known for playing the titular role in Fassbinder’s 1972 film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
Born on February 29, 1940, Margit Carstensen started her career in film and television in the 1970s. Outside her home country Germany, she was known for playing in several movies and tv shows by film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Some of these movies and tv shows include Martha (1974), Fear of Fear (1975), Mother Kusters’ Trip to Heaven (1975), Satan’s Brew (1976), Chinese Roulette (1976), Women in New York (1977), Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (1972), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), and more.
Carstensen also starred in other international productions including Possession (1981), by Polish filmmaker, Andrzej Zulawski. Four years later, she was called back by the same director to star in Angry Harvest (1985). The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
She collaborated with director Christoph Schlingensief on two projects; 100 Years of Adolf Hitler: The Last Hour in Fuhrerbunker (1989) and Terror 2000: Germany Out of Control (1992).
Carstensen latest movie before her death was in Tatort in 2016. She won several awards in her career. Some of them include Bavarian Film Award for Best Actress in 2002, and more.