13 August 1945
|Died||18 June 2018 (aged 72)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Harry Alan Towers (1964–2009, his death)|
Maria Rohm (13 August 1945 – 18 June 2018) was an Austrian actress.
Born Helga Grohmann in Vienna, she started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre as a child actor from ages 4 through 13. She continued her theatrical work until the age of 18 when she auditioned for British film producer, Harry Alan Towers, whom she would later marry. Working with Towers she became famous for appearing in a number of films directed by Jesús Franco in the late 1960s, including Venus in Furs, The Bloody Judge and Count Dracula.
Rohm remained married to Towers from 1964 until his death in 2009. She retired from acting in 1976, but continued to produce independent films.
Rohm died in Toronto on 18 June 2018 at 72. She had been hospitalized for paralysis in the legs after collapsing to the ground. The tests led to the discovery of acute leukemia and a tumor pressing against her spine (which caused the paralysis), although Rohm remained convinced that she was suffering from sciatica. Her condition rapidly deteriorated and she died a few days after entering the hospital.
|1964||Teufel im Fleisch||Prostituierte|
|1965||Twenty-Four Hours to Kill||The Firm: Claudine|
|1965||City of Fear||Maid|
|1966||Our Man in Marrakesh||Woman in Carriage||Uncredited|
|1967||Five Golden Dragons||Ingrid|
|1967||The Million Eyes of Sumuru||Helga|
|1967||The Vengeance of Fu Manchu||Ingrid|
|1967||The House of 1,000 Dolls||Diane||Worked with Vincent Price|
|1968||The Blood of Fu Manchu||Ursula Wagner|
|1969||The Girl from Rio (aka Die sieben Männer der Sumuru)||Leslye|
|1969||Marquis de Sade: Justine||Juliette|
|1969||Venus in Furs||Wanda Reed|
|1970||Eugenie… The Story of Her Journey into Perversion||Madame Saint Ange|
|1970||The Bloody Judge||Mary Gray|
|1970||Count Dracula||Mina Murray|
|1970||Dorian Gray||Alice Campbell|
|1971||Black Beauty||Anne Piggot|||
|1972||Treasure Island||Mrs. Hawkins||worked with Orson Welles|
|1972||Call of the Wild||Mercedes||worked with Charlton Heston|
|1974||And Then There Were None||Elsa Martino|
|1975||The Killer is Not Alone||Teresa|
|1976||Blue Belle||Marie||(final film role)|