look-alikes: portrayals of Eva Braun

Eva Braun

Eva Braun (1912–945) was the longtime companion and wife (for about thirty-six hours) of Adolf Hitler. They committed suicide together on the 30th April 1945; their corpses were burned with gasoline in the Reich Chancellery garden.

Her cousin Gertraud Weisker described her as ‘the unhappiest woman I have ever met’. She attempted suicide twice in the 1930s: once in 1932 by shooting herself in the neck and a second time in 1935 by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

Hitler and Eva never appeared as a couple in public and Magda Goebbels usually acted as first lady of the Third Reich; apparently, the German public was wholly unaware of Braun until after her death.

The movies & TV shows

La rafle (2010): Featuring Franziska Schubert as Eva Braun. Coming soon …

The Empty Mirror (1996): Featuring Camilla Søeberg as Eva Braun. Coming soon …

The Bunker (1981): This TV movie depicted the events surrounding Adolf Hitler’s last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin. It featured Anthony Hopkins as Hitler with Piper Laurie as Magda Goebbels and Susan Blakely as Eva Braun. Anne-Marie Branca-Martiquet, Reine-Marie Montemont & Amélie Vinson-Rouffio were the makeup artists; Lon Bentley was responsible for Anthony Hopkins’s makeup.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973): Featuring Doris Kunstmann as Eva Braun. Otello Sisi was the makeup artist.