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Helmut Berger (1944)

The German actor first caught the attention and entered cinema's legend when he appeared on screen, dressed as Marlene Dietrich, in Luchino Visconti's The Damned, in 1969. The lover of the director, the stunningly beautiful blonde and blue-eyed actor specialised in tortured or twisted characters in such films as Ludwig, in 1972 and The Romantic Englishwoman, in 1975. An alternative to Alain Delon during the 1960s and 1970s with his more feminine and melancholic looks, Helmut Berger’s career rapidly declined when he lost his mentor and love of his life, in 1976. From then, he mostly appeared in German productions, obtained a small part in The Godfather, Part III and appeared in Dynasty, in 1984. The actor who had once been engaged to Marisa Berenson embodied the liberated generation of the Swinging Sixties, a period he difficultly abandoned, he, who still admits to be in mourning of Luchino Visconti.

Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Portrait of Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in "Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Elisabetta Catalano, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Elisabetta Catalano, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Helmut Berger on the set of Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger on the set of Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger and Florinda Bolkan, 1970s
Helmut Berger and Florinda Bolkan, 1970s
Helmut Berger in Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger in Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Trevor Howard and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Trevor Howard and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Le streghe / La Strega bruciata viva directed by Luchino Visconti, 1967
Helmut Berger in Le streghe / La Strega bruciata viva directed by Luchino Visconti, 1967
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Xavier Martin, 1987
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Xavier Martin, 1987
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger and Burt Lancaster in Gruppo di famiglia in un interno directed by Luchino Visconti, 1974
Helmut Berger and Burt Lancaster in Gruppo di famiglia in un interno directed by Luchino Visconti, 1974
Director Luchino Visconti, Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig, 1972
Director Luchino Visconti, Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig, 1972
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger and Marie Liljedahl in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger and Marie Liljedahl in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger and Dirk Bogarde, Cannes, 1975
Helmut Berger and Dirk Bogarde, Cannes, 1975
Maria Rohm and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Maria Rohm and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger and Charles Aznavour in Un beau monstre directed by Sergio Gobbi, 1971
Helmut Berger and Charles Aznavour in Un beau monstre directed by Sergio Gobbi, 1971
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger and John Moulder-Brown in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger and John Moulder-Brown in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger and Burt Lancaster in Gruppo di famiglia in un interno directed by Luchino Visconti, 1974
Helmut Berger and Burt Lancaster in Gruppo di famiglia in un interno directed by Luchino Visconti, 1974
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Trevor Howard and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Trevor Howard and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Sonia Petrovna and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Sonia Petrovna and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Barnabas Bosshart, 1970
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Barnabas Bosshart, 1970
Helmut Berger and Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday directed by Larry Peerce, 1973
Helmut Berger and Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday directed by Larry Peerce, 1973
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Ingrid Thulin and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger, Dirk Bogarde and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger, Dirk Bogarde and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger and Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday directed by Larry Peerce, 1973
Helmut Berger and Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday directed by Larry Peerce, 1973
Helmut Berger and Sydne Rome in Reigen directed by Otto Schenk, 1973
Helmut Berger and Sydne Rome in Reigen directed by Otto Schenk, 1973
Helmut Berger and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Director Luchino Visconti and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig, 1972
Director Luchino Visconti and Helmut Berger on the set of Ludwig, 1972
Dirk Bogarde and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Dirk Bogarde and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger and Ingrid Thulin in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in  Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger in Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Xavier Martin, 1987
Portrait of Helmut Berger by Xavier Martin, 1987
Helmut Berger with Dominique Sanda in Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Helmut Berger with Dominique Sanda in Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1971
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Herbert Lom and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Herbert Lom and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Salon Kitty directed by Tinto Brass, 1976
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Richard Todd and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Portrait of Helmut Berger, 1970s
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Griem and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Helmut Griem and Helmut Berger in The Damned directed by Luchino Visconti, 1969
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Romy Schneider and Helmut Berger in Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti, 1972
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Marie Liljedahl and Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
Helmut Berger in Dorian Gray directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1970
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