German postcard by NPG, no. 1184. Photo: Helga Schmidt-Wehl, Berlin-Friedenau.
Grete Weixler was a German actress of the silent film of the 1910s and 1920s. Not to confuse with Dorrit Weixler, who was her elder sister.
In a statement launched in 1919 in Die Frau im Film, Grete Weixler explained her grandfather was already an acclaimed actor, so it was natural that her sister and she would become first stage and then film actresses. But while Dorritt focused on the comical genre and played the childlike ingenue, Grete focused on the more dramatic, serious roles, both in film and on stage, at the Trianon Theater in Berlin. Weixler started her career in the film Jahreszeiten (1915) by Franz Hofer, who was married to Weixler's sister Dorrit. Quite soon she had leads in Im Reich der Zwerge (Louis Neher 1916), Verschleppt (Carl Boese 1919), Donna Lucia (Carl Boese 1919), Die Herrenscheneiderin (Lupu Pick 1919), Der Klabautermann (Arthur Brenken 1919), Die Todesmaske (Wolfgang Neff 1920), and Der Sklavenhalter von Kansas-City (Wolfgang Neff 1920), alternated with suppporting roles in films as Klein Doortje (Friedrich Zelnik 1917), Leutnant Mucki (Franz Hofer 1918), Wolkenbau und Flimmerstern (Wolfgang Geiger & Josef Coenen), co-scripted by Fritz Lang, Heddas Rache (Jaap Speijer 1919), and Die Tochter der Verführten (Jaap Speijer 1921/1922). Among her co-stars and co-actors were Friedrich Zelnik, Ernst Hoffmann, Lya Mara, Mady Christians, Hans Albers, Hermann Thimig, Johannes Riemann, and Mia Pankau. The last film to which Grete Weixler contributed was Die Brillantenmieze (1921, two parts), again by Neff and with Ria Alldorff in the title role. All in all Grete Weixler played in some 25 films. No dates about her birth and death are known.
Sources: IMDB, www.filmportal.de NB IMDB lists also Fräulein Piccolo (Franz Hofer 1915), a film starring Weixler's sister Dorrit, but filmportal does not give the title. See also sophie.byu.edu/film/index.php?p=text.php&textid=2012