Petri was born on March 20, 2018 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany as the daughter of the Prussian Colonel Hans Petri and his wife Lucie, born Tempeltey. Ilse attended the Lyceum in Potsdam where he received two years of private acting lessons from Ilka Grüning and then completed a four-year vocal training.
Petri received the mediation of Camilla Horn even before the beginning of her stage career her first film role at the age of 17 in Das Mädchen vom Moorhof (1935). Also in The Rape of the Sabine Women, the well-known first film adaptation of the play of the same name from 1934 by Robert A. Stemmle with Bernhard Wildenhain, Max Gülstorff, Maria Koppenhöfer, Hilde Sessak and Trude Hesterberg, she was only 18. She played a major role in the 1936 comedy Donner, Blitz und Sonnenschein with Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt.
Petri had also been seen on Berlin stages since the 1930s, in such plays as the Volksbühne, the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, and the Kabarett der Komiker. After the Second World War, she continued to act in the theater and was mainly known with the play Fanfaren der Liebe (1951) with Dieter Borsche, Georg Thomalla and Inge Egger. Also the continuation of Fanfaren der Ehe became a success in the movie theaters. She appeared a few time on television, including in series productions such as Der Alte and Die fünfte Kolonne, as well as roles in various Pauker- and Lausbubenfilmen presentatons.
She was married to the late star photographer Joe Niczky wo died in 1986, the son of the artist Rolf Niczky and she lived in Munich-Bogenhausen.
Born: 3/20/1918, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died: 3/3/2018, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Ilse Petri’s western – actress:
Women for Golden Hill – 1938 (Margaret)