Christa Lang
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Christa Lang

Christa Lang
Christa Lang ca 1960s.jpg
Lang in a publicity photo, ca. 1967
Christa Lang

(1943-12-23) 23 December 1943 (age 76)
OccupationActress, screenwriter
Samuel Fuller
(m. 1967; died 1997)

Christa Lang-Fuller (born 23 December 1943) is a German-American film and television actress and screenwriter. Lang worked frequently with her husband, director Samuel Fuller and is known for such films as White Dog, Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street, What's Up, Doc?, Land of Plenty, No Fear, No Die, Alphaville, The Big Red One, Nickelodeon and Thieves After Dark.[1]

Early life

Christa Lang was born in Winterberg, Germany.[2] At age seventeen, Lang moved to France, working in Paris as an au pair and a translator for a textile firm while studying acting.[3]


Lang made her film debut in the French new wave film The Murderer Knows the Score (1963), and had an uncredited walk-on role in Alphaville (1965).[3] In 1967, she had a supporting part in The Champagne Murders opposite Anthony Perkins, followed by a supporting role in What's Up, Doc? (1972) opposite Barbra Streisand. In 1976, she appeared as Anna Hauptmann in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, based on the Lindbergh kidnapping.

She would go on to appear in her husband, Samuel Fuller's film White Dog (1982). In 1981, Lang co-founded Chrisam Films with Fuller.[4] She also appeared in the French film Thieves After Dark (1984), and The Blood of Others (1984), opposite Jodie Foster and Sam Neill.

As a screenwriter, Lang is perhaps best known as the co-writer, with her husband, of the 1994 film Girls in Prison.[5]

Personal life

Lang was married to director Samuel Fuller from 1967 until his death in 1997.[4] Lang has one daughter with Fuller, Samantha.[4]

Filmography as actress

Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Murderer Knows the Score Christine
1964 Code Name: Tiger La fille avec Dobrovsky
1965 Alphaville 1st Seductress Third Class uncredited
1965 Mission spéciale à Caracas Christelle
1966 The Upper Hand La fille de Mario
1967 The Champagne Murders Paula
1967 Réseau secret Eva
1969 Charro! Christa
1972 What's Up, Doc? Mrs. Hosquith
1973 Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street Christa originally a Tatort episode
1975 At Long Last Love Pregnant Lady
1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Anna Hauptmann television film
1976 Nickelodeon Stage Performer
1980 The Big Red One German Countess uncredited
1982 White Dog Nurse
1984 Thieves After Dark Solange
1984 The Blood of Others Femme Allemand fouille
1984 Mistral's Daughter Concierge miniseries; 4 episodes
1989 Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return Nurse
1990 Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' Mama
1990 No Fear, No Die Toni's mother
1993 Les arpenteurs de Montmartre
1998 L. A. Without a Map Woman on Bus
2001 Aizea: City of the Wind Card Playing Woman short film
2004 Land of Plenty Trailer Park Woman
2013 Night of the Templar Blind Woman
2017 The Queen of Hollywood Blvd Mama


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ "A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking (Samuel Fuller, with Christa Lang Fuller, Jerome Henry Rudes; introduction by Martin Scorsese)". Film Talk. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Michael Glover (9 September 2011). "Actress/Author Interview: Christa Lang Fuller". White City Cinema. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Christa Lang-Fuller's Top 10". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ The New York Times

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