This vintage real photo postcard features German film actress, Christa Tordy (1904-1945). She was the cousin of silent film star Mady Christians. In fact, she was “discovered” while visiting her cousin who was working on a film at the time. Tordy was a leading star in German film but she abruptly ended her screen career after marrying celebrated actor, Harry Liedtke. He was twenty years her senior. Tordy and her husband were murdered at their home by the Russian Red Army during its invasion of Germany in World War II. Tordy must have been a very bright woman based on her educational resume. She graduated high school at seventeen and then moved on to college in Berlin and Munich where she studied art history, archaeology, philosophy and literature. When she completed her academic studies, she was awarded a doctorate. While in school she also took part in student theater. Tordy’s film debut was in 1926. The IMDb reports that she had eight film appearances between 1926 and 1928. Her final film was “Love on Skis” and she costarred in the film with her husband. Tordy and Liedtke met a tragic end at the hands of the Red Army. Liedtke was clubbed to death trying to defend his wife from violence and rape. Before their murder, the pair had attempted suicide. This card was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No.1947/1). Tordy’s photograph was taken by Rembrandt. This portrait postcard is in good condition.

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