Agnes Bernelle

Singer, Musical Artist

1923 – 1999

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Who was Agnes Bernelle?

Agnes Bernelle was an actress and singer, long-based in the UK for much of her career, although she later settled in Ireland. Her family had fled Berlin in 1936. She appeared in over 20 films and also made stage and television appearances.

Born as Agnes Elizabeth Bernauer in Berlin, she was the OSS wartime 'Black Propaganda' radio announcer codenamed "Vicki", famous for demoralizing a German U-Boat Captain into surrendering with one of her targeted broadcasts. This was the subject of the recent Channel 4 documentary Sex Bomb.

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Born
Mar 7, 1923
Berlin
Also known as
  • Agnes Bernauer
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Spouses
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Berlin
Died
Feb 15, 1999
County Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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