It is a special honor: the German actress Gabriela Maria Schmeide (“Systemsprenger”) is the new wearer of the Tilla Durieux jewelry, which is awarded every ten years. She was chosen by her predecessor Judith Hofmann, as the Academy of Arts announced on Tuesday in Berlin. The necklace with 34 zircons set in platinum was donated by the legendary Viennese actress Tilla Durieux (1880-1971).
Durieux awarded the jewelry for the first time on her 65th stage anniversary in 1967. She decreed that the wearer should pass it on to an “outstanding representative of German acting” every ten years. To date, Maria Wimmer, Gisela Stein, Kirsten Dene, Annette Paulmann and most recently Judith Hofmann have been honored. She said to her successor Schmeide: “
The path between her and the character she embodies is unobstructed. Quite simply: I believe everything!” She will present the necklace at a public honor next season.
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