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Hans Billian was a multi-talented German actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. Between the early 1970s and the 1990s, he made most of his name in the adult film industry, with the 1976 release of “Josefine Mutzenbacher – What She Was” being his most significant achievement. Billian’s legacy spans a broad spectrum of artistic pursuits, including feature films, scripts, short films, and books, despite the contentious nature of his later work.
Hans Billian was born in Breslau on April 15, 1918. As a teenager, Billian aspired to be a singer but was advised to complete his military service before pursuing a music career. However, the outbreak of World War II extended his military service for nine years. Following the war, Billian transitioned to acting, working in theaters such as the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and Wolfenbüttel. His initial foray into the film industry came with a role in the 1947 film “Arche Nora.”
In the early 1950s, Billian shifted his focus to film production, securing a position at Constantin Film in Frankfurt, where he served as head of production until 1961. Dissatisfied with the corporate atmosphere, Billian embarked on a freelance career as an author and director, producing lighthearted films such as “This Is How You Love and Kiss in Tyrol” (1961) and “Overconfidence in the Salzkammergut” (1963).
In the late 1960s, Billian ventured into the realm of adult cinema, drawn by the prospect of financial stability amidst a declining German film market. His initial collaborations with Swedish company Venus Film resulted in a series of short erotic films produced legally in Stockholm. With the legalization of pornography in Germany in 1975, Billian transitioned to producing adult films domestically.
Billian’s most notable contribution to adult cinema came with the release of “Josefine Mutzenbacher – What She Was” in 1976, featuring Patricia Rhomberg in the lead role. The film, produced in collaboration with Gunter Otto, garnered widespread attention and became a defining work in Billian’s filmography. Subsequent sequels and projects followed, including “Kasimir the Cuckoo Glue” (1977).
Hans Billian Parents
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Hans Billian Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|89 years old (as at the time of his death)
|April 15, 1918
Hans Billian Wife
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Hans Billian Children
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Hans Billian Net Worth
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