Annie Bos was born on December 10, 1886 to painter Gerard Jan Bos andhis wife Aletta Gertruda Maria Halberstadt. She studied drama inAntwerp and debuted in Dutch theaters in 1909. She only played smallroles and bit parts, until she was discovered by director MauritsBinger in 1912, who immediately cast her in De Levende Ladder (1913). Bos signed with film studio Hollandia and soon became the leading ladyof its studio.
The films she appeared in were usually released inFrance and Germany as well and some even made it to American cinemas. The public praised her for using real emotions in front of the camera,rather than melodrama. By 1914, she was called the Dutch Asta Nielsen. One of her biggest film roles, was Majoor Frans (1916). She became anational celebrity and was recognized as the first movie star of itscountry.
Bos soon had more acting opportunities and chose her rolescarefully. She proved her acting talents in films, such as Het Geheimvan Delft (1917) and Een Carmen van het Noorden (1919). She performedall her own stunts. For 'Het Geheim van Delft' (1917), she was requiredto be tied to a windmill at a height of 40 meters. Hollandia fell apart in 1919 and to avoid bankruptcy, they worked withan English movie studio.
They ordered to get Bos fired, because theythought she was too old. Bos was asked by an American movie studio tomake films there. They were planning on remaking 'Een Carmen van hetNoorden', which was released in the United States and became a hugesuccess. Bos arrived in New York in 1921, but discovered the movie studio wasbroken down. She stayed for a year, trying to get acting jobs inmovies.
She had no luck, however. After appearing next to Pearl Whitein Without Fear (1922), she traveled to Germany, in hope to have moreluck there. It turned out to be a disappointment as well. By 1924, Bos moved back to the Netherlands. Alex Benno, an old friend,casted her in Mooi Juultje van Volendam (1924), which became a hugefailure in box office.
She decides to retire from movies and pursued acareer in stage. She was casted in 'Madame Dubarry', which premiered in1924 and became a great success. Bos retired from acting completely in 1925 to become a housewife. Shemarried Cornelis Loeff and refused to ever talk about her acting careeragain. She was forgotten entirely by the public.
Her death in 1975 wentby unnoticed by the press. .
|1||De vloek van het testament||1915||as Annie van Dalen|
|2||De vrouw Clasina||1915||as Dochter van de schipper/Bargee's Daughter|
|3||Twee zeeuwsche meisjes in Zandvoort||1913||as Mijntje|
|4||Weergevonden||1914||as Boerin/Farmer's wife//Vrouw in restaurant/Woman in restaurant|
|5||Amerikaansche meisjes||1918||as Anny|
|6||Boerenidylle||1914||as Farmer's daughter|
|7||De Bertha||1914||as Nelly|
|8||De kroon der schande||1918||as Jess Newton|
|9||De levende ladder||1913||as Annie|
|10||Een Carmen van het Noorden||1919||as Carmen|
|11||Een partij schaak||1914||as Vrouw des huizes|
|12||Gouden ketenen||1917||as Lona|
|13||Heilig recht||1914||as Leida van Galen|
|14||Het geheim van Delft||1917||as Annie Vogel|
|15||Het geheim van den vuurtoren||1916||as Van der Meulen's huishoudster/Van der Meulens' housekeeper|
|16||Het goudvischje||1919||as Greta Rikkers|
|17||Het verborgen leven||1920||as Rose Arundel|
|18||John Heriots Wife||1920||as Weduwe Clara Headcombe|
|19||La renzoni||1916||as Alda|
|20||Liefde waakt||1914||as Jennie|
|21||Liefdesoffer||1916||as Margareet Blanker|
|22||Liefdesstrijd||1915||as Kate van Marlen|
|23||Luchtkastelen||1914||as Alice Stanton|
|24||Madame Pinkette & Co||1917||as Liane Fraser|
|25||Majoor Frans||1916||as Francis Mordaunt alias Majoor Frans|
|26||Mooi Juultje van Volendam||1924||as Juultje|
|27||Nederland en Oranje||1913||as Maria Tesselschade|
|28||Ontmaskerd||1915||as Marfa Darbet|
|29||Oorlog en vrede - 1914||1918||as Anny Godard|
|30||Oorlog en vrede - 1916||1918||as Any Godard|
|31||Oorlog en vrede - 1918||1918||as Any Godard|
|32||Op hoop van zegen||1918||as Jo|
|33||Rechten der jeugd||1921||as Maria|
|35||Toen t licht verdween||1918||as Sylvia|
|36||Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (deel 1)||1914||as Adèle|
|37||Ulbo Garvema||1917||as Jan van Oort's dochter/Jonge Anna|
|38||Vogelvrij||1916||as Mavis Keeves|
|39||Zonnetje||1919||as Gloria Grey|