Katja Herbers is an Austrian actress most well known for playing the unforgettable role of Dr. Elton John in the movie Airplane! She’s also known for playing Ginger in the British film Ginger. She’s also been in some movies as Hope Van Dyne, Rosemary in The Prophecy and Zola in the British TV show Dragonstone. But what really set her apart from the rest of her classmates in Airplane!
According to some sources, Katja Herbers actually started as an assistant to director Andra Klose before getting an opportunity to star in her first big role in 1984’s City Lights. She then went on to play different characters in other popular films such as A Few Good Men and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. However, it was her appearance in the dark brown sweater that really caught people’s attention. It would turn out that her appearance in this film was also responsible for boosting her career.
As one of the main characters in the critically acclaimed webseries City Lights, Katja Herbers made her highly memorable contribution to the series. The character of Dr. Elton John was played by the late Peter Sellers. A former pupil of Le Cordon Bleu, he went on to become a celebrated author and actor best known for his role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His appearance in City Lights was filmed in a small role as the neurotic young girl who lived in an Amsterdam slum. It was this role that elevated him into stardom and made him a star in his own right.
Katja Herbers Measurements
|Body Size||32 inch|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||36 inches (91 cm)|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Height||5 Feet 6 Inches|
After taking a break from her acting career, Katja Herbers pursued a political career in which she served as mayor of Amsterdam for a brief period of time. She also served as a cabinet minister and finance minister in the Netherlands’ Labor Party before becoming prime minister in 1995. Though her term as prime minister ended just before the onset of the Gulf War, her government managed to hold together a united front through the war. Her success in steering the country through the trauma of the war marked her first and only term as prime minister. The next phase in her public life came with the introduction of the proportional representation system and end to direct election of members of the lower house of the Dutch parliament.
Katja Herbers’ early life also included a spell at the Royal Academy of St. Petersburg in Russia, where she honed her craft as an opera singer. She gained international prominence in her performance as the principal singer of the accompaniment in Die Felsch (The Secret History) which was critically acclaimed in London and considered one of the greatest ballets ever put to film. She later appeared in Handel’s Amusement Park (1932) and in Achilles (1933), both of which were also critically acclaimed. Although Katja Herbers never attained the status of a leading European opera singer, her popularity throughout Europe resulted in her being invited to perform at the Grande Ball acoustically established by Queen Maria of Spain at the Teatre Royal in Paris.
As a character artiste in the television series Manhattan, Katja Herbers once again displayed her skill as an accomplished and charming oboist, playing opposite Hugh Jackman in the role of Martin “Red” Roth. This part was especially memorable for many because it was the first time that an American actor would portray an oboe in a major Hollywood film. Red is currently the most popular oboist in the world, although there are a number of talented performers who could replace him if the times, or Hollywood, changed again.