Muller, Renate, born 26-04-1906 in Munich, the daughter of Dr. Karl Eugen Müller (1877-1951), art historian and editor of the Münchener Neueste Nachrichten. Her mother Anna Marie (Mariquita) Frederich (1881-1963) came from Chile and was a painter. She grew up in Emmering and the family moved to Danzig in 1914, where she took singing lessons with a Ms Biercelly against the wishes of her parents. She became a German famous singer and actress in both silent films and sound films, as well as on stage. One of the most successful actresses in German films from the early 1930s, she was courted by the Nazi Party to appear in films that promoted their ideals, but refused. Her sudden death at the age of 31 was initially attributed to epilepsy, but after the end of World War II, witnesses suggested that she had been murdered by Gestapo officers, although another theory contends that she committed suicide. The true circumstances of her death remain unknown. Müller entered films in the late 1920s in Berlin and quickly became popular. A blue-eyed blonde, she was considered to be one of the great beauties of her day and along with Marlene Dietrich was seen to embody fashionable Berlin society. She starred in more than twenty German films. She was friends with the Max Schmeling couple and Ondra With the rise of the Nazi Party, Müller came to be regarded as an ideal Aryan woman and particularly in light of Dietrich’s move to Hollywood, was courted and promoted as Germany’s leading film actress. A meeting with Adolf Hitler in the mid 1930s resulted in Müller being offered parts in films that promoted Nazi ideals. She should have had a short relation with Hitler but after spending an evening in the Chancellery where, as Renata confided to her director Adolf Zeissler, Hitler threw himself on the floor and begged her to kick him and inflict pain. She refused, but he went on heaping abuse and accusations upon himself, insisting that he was unworthy to be in the same room with her, that he was her slave, and so on. At length, she gave in, kicking him, abusing him with foul language, striking him with his whip. He became excited and masturbated to a climax. After this they dressed, had a nightcap, Hitler thanked her for a pleasant evening, and a servant saw her out. A same story came from Geli Raubal to Gregor Strasser, a raiser of the (NS)DAP, he was killed in the Night of the long Knives, age 42 on 30-06-1934 (see Ernst Julius Röhm). Strasser went with Geli to the 1931 carnival. Geli told him: “Hitler” demanded things from her that were simply disgusting. She had never dreamed that such things could happen. When I asked her to tell me, she described things I had previously encountered in my reading of Krafft-Ebbing’s Psychopathia Sexualis when I was a student.” In a May 1943 interview with OSS agent Dr. Walter Langer in Ottawa Canada, he went into detail: “Hitler made her undress … He would lie on the floor. Then she would have to squat over his face, where he could examine her at close range and this made him very excited. When the excitement reached its peak, he demanded that she urinate on him and this gave him sexual pleasure. Geli said the whole performance was extremely disgusting to her and … it gave her no gratification. Eva Braun told her sisters that her sex relations with Hitler were “completely normal.” But she also confided to a schoolgirl friend “As a man, from him I get nothing.” Herbert Döring, chief at Obersaltzberg said: “Their relation ship never went that far (sex), Never! Never!” and “ Let me be completely honest with you. We did some spy work back then — no one knew about that — to see if we could find anything in the beds. And all those years, that never happened. I am sure of that. But that’s all I want to say about this private matter.” When Renate Müller died suddenly, the German press stated the cause as epilepsy. It was later revealed that she had died as a result of a fall from her hotel window. According to Channel 4 documentary “Sex and the Swastika”, February 2009, she jumped from a Berlin mental home window. Officially described as a suicide, it was theorized that she took her own life when her relationship with Nazi leaders deteriorated after she showed unwillingness to appear in propaganda films. She fell from a window of her villa in Berlin-Dahlem at Reichensteiner Weg 25 in 1934. The different versions of how she met her end are confusing, but she seems to have been near to a nervous breakdown due to the pestering of the Nazi’s. In 1937 she entered a clinic with a knee injury and a head injury. Shortly before she died of brain cramps, she may have been visited by the Gestapo, who seemed to have found out that she had a relation with a Jewist emigrant and wanted her to end this. The person in question was Georg Deutsch, the son of a banker who had left for Paris.
Death and burial ground of Muller, Renate.
Near the end of her life she became addicted to morphine. Witnesses also recalled seeing several Gestapo officers entering her building shortly before she died. It has been asserted she was either murdered by Gestapo officers who threw her from a window, or that she panicked when she saw them arrive and jumped. She was found unconscious on the pavement in front of her hotel, forty feet below the window of her room. Renate’s sister, Gabriel, maintains that she did not commit suicide but that she died on 07-10-1937, age 31, from complications following an operation to her leg at the Augsburger Strasse Clinic. The true circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear. Eight women, all the same types, that are thought, possibly, to have been intimate with Hitler, attempted suicide: Maria “Mimi” Reiter tried to hang herself 1928, Geli Raubal died of a gun-shot with Hitler’s gun, 1931, Eva Braun (see Braun parents) tried suicide in 1932 and 1935 before succeeding in 1945, Frau Inge Ley, Renaté Müller, and Suzi Liptauer were all successful suicides, and Unity Midford attempted suicide in 1939. Renate Müller was cremated in Wilmersdorf Krematorium and buried on the Parkfriedhof Lichterfelde, Berlin, Steglitz.