Elke Sommer (born Elke Baronin von Schletz; November 5, 1940 in Berlin, Germany) is a German actress. Some of her most notable films include A Shot in the Dark, The Art of Love, The Oscar, Carry On Behind and The Prisoner of Zenda. She won a Golden Globe in 1964 for New Star of the Year for her role in The Prize. She speaks seven languages and has focused more on painting than acting in her later years.
Her father was a baron, which makes her a baroness (although the title has no legal status).
Films with pages on TV Tropes:
- The Victors (1963) as Helga Metzger
- A Shot in the Dark (1964) as Maria Gambrelli
- The Oscar (1966) as Kay Bergdahl
- The Wrecking Crew (1968) as Linka Karensky
- Zeppelin (1971) as Erika Altschul
- Lisa and the Devil (1973) as Lisa Reiner / Elena
- And Then There Were None (1974 version) as Vera Clyde
- Carry On Behind (1975) as Professor Anna Vooshka
- The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) as The Countess
- Ms. Fanservice: Sommer was a prominent sex symbol of the 1960s, becoming one of many German female sex symbols dubbed the "Teutonic Temptress" and posing for Playboy magazine several times. Her sex appeal was on display in many of her films, particularly the nudist colony sequence in A Shot in the Dark.