Meg Gehrts

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Meg Gehrts (born Emma Augusta Gehrts ; born June 25, 1891 in Hamburg , † 1966 in Berlin ) was a German actress , author and film editor .


Meg Gehrts came from a Hamburg merchant family. The Africa researcher Hans Schomburgk hired her in 1913 as an actress for feature films that were shot on original locations in Togo . In 1914 she wrote the book A Cinema Actress in the Wilds of Togoland about her experiences in Africa , which was only published in German in 1999. After the First World War , she played leading roles in several African films that Schomburgk directed in Germany.

From 1922 to 1925 she was married to Hans Schomburgk. She later worked as an editor for UFA and, after the Second World War, for Sender Freie Berlin .

Filmography (selection)

  • 1914: The White Goddess of the Wangora (Director: Hans Schomburgk)
  • 1919: An Adventurer (Director: Hans Schomburgk)
  • 1925: A White Among Cannibals (Director: Hans Schomburgk)
  • 1925: The horror of the west coast (Direction: Carl Heinz Boese , Josef Stein )


  • Karin Sommer: "We cannot all be black and beautiful ...". The film actress Meg Gehrts discovers Africa. Radio broadcast from January 26, 2002, Bayerischer Rundfunk

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