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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Lya Lys (18 May 1908 – 2 June 1986) was an German-born actress.

Critic Ado Kyrou wrote of Ava Gardner’s Pandora in the 1951 film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, “Ava now belonged in the exclusive pantheon with Lya Lys of Dalí and Buñuel’s L’Age d’Ore ‘as the greatest surrealistic woman in the history of film’.”


  • 1940 Murder in the Air - Hilda Riker, aka Mrs. Steve Swenko
  • 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy - Erika Wolf
  • 1939 The Return of Doctor X - Angela Merrova
  • 1938 The Young in Heart - Lucille
  • 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich - The Queen
  • 1937 The Great Gambini - Luba
  • 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer - Girl on Train
  • 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals - French Girl - Old Southern Custom
  • 1935 Vagabond Lady - Pat, Tony's friend
  • 1933 Enemies of Society
  • 1933 Clear All Wires! - Eugenie Smirnova
  • 1933 Jimmy and Sally - Wenski
  • 1930 L'Age d'Or - Young Girl

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