Saskia Rosendahl

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Saskia Rosendahl
Saskia Rosendahl.jpg
Rosendahl at the Sydney premiere of Brave in 2012
Born Saskia-Sophie Rosendahl
(1993-07-09) 9 July 1993 (age 25)[1]
Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Saskia Rosendahl (born Saskia-Sophie Rosendahl; 9 July 1993) is a German actress. She is best known for her role in the film Lore (2012), for which she won the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor.


Rosendahl was born in Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt to parents from the former German Democratic Republic.[2] Rosendahl began studying ballet at the age of four, with the Halle Opera House in the Children's Company, where she eventually took up acting and improvisation.[3][4] In 2010 she made her film debut with a minor role in Für Elise.[3] By 2011, she successfully auditioned for the lead role in the film Lore (2012), starring as the titular character which became her breakout role.[3] Her performance was well received by critics and earned her the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin Film Festival, Best Actress award at the 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival, and the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor.[5][6] She returned to Germany to complete her final exams and will begin work on her next feature film Wir Sind Jung. Wir Sind Stark, directed by Burhan Qurbani.[4][7]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Für Elise Lena
2012 Lore Lore AACTA Award for Best Young Actor
Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress[8]
Berlin Film Festival Shooting Stars Award
Stockholm International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor
2013 Happy Birthday Emelie
2013 Wir Sind Jung. Wir Sind Stark Jenny
2013 The Missionary Vera
2018 Never Look Away


  1. ^ "Saskia Rosendahl's profile on Rietz Management" (PDF) (in German). Rietz Management. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Stephen (1 September 2012). "Cate Shortland's World War II film aims to only connect". The Australian. News Limited (News Corporation). Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c German Films Quarterly. European Film Promotion (EFP) (1): 10. 2013 Retrieved 18 February 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Shooting Stars - Europe's Best Young Actors" (PDF) (1). European Film Promotion (EFP). 2013: 10. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "All winners from the 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival". Stockholm International Film Festival. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Ross, Annabel (14 February 2013). "Lore's star on the rise". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Interview - Saskia Rosendahl - Shooting Stars 2013 - Germany". Cineuropa. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Critics Spread the Awards Joy - AFCA Awards 2013". Urban Cinefile. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

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