Renate Hütte, Britt Lindberg
German postcard by Krüger, no. 902/358. Photo: Bernard of Hollywood. Publicity still for Fanny Hill (1964).
Sexy blond actress Renate Hütte appeared under the names of Rena Horten and Renate Hutter in several German and American films and TV series of the 1960´s. She dated and worked with sexploitation director Russ Meyer.
Renate Hütte made her film debut as Renate Hutter with a bit part in the German-French-Italian coproduction Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes/Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962, Terence Fisher) starring Christopher Lee. She also had a small part in the Edgar Wallace Krimi Zimmer 13/Room 13 (1964, Harald Reinl) starring Joachim Fuchsberger. That year she also played a prostitute in the erotic farce Fanny Hill (1964), featuring Letícia Román and directed by sexploitation master Russ Meyer. According to IMDb she was from now on credited as Rena Horten in this film, but on the Krüger postcard with a still from this film, she was called Renate Hütte. Reportedly she dated director Meyer at the time, and probably moved with him to the USA.
Renate Hütte or Rena Horton then had a big part in Meyer’s Mudhoney (1965, Russ Meyer). At IMDb, Michael Elliott reviews: “Once again we've got a pretty well made little film that's certainly Meyer's way of bashing religion and hypocrites. The ‘drama’ works well but there are still a few laughs as well as a limited amount of nudity.” She played small parts in American B-films, such as the obscure teenage musical Out of Sight (1966, Lennie Weinrib), and the action comedy Murderers' Row (1966, Henry Levin) starring Dean Martin as top agent Matt Helm. She also appeared as eye candy in some TV series, including Mission: Impossible (1969) and It Takes a Thief (1969) with Robert Wagner. Rena Horton’s last credit was as Beautiful girl # 2 in an episode of the TV series The Odd Couple (1971) with Tony Randall.
During the 1960’s, sexy actress Britt Lindberg had a brief career in German sex films, farces and thrillers.
Britt Lindberg was born in Berlin, Germany. Although IMDb does not mention the film on her resume, the Krüger postcard proves that proves that she appeared with Renate Hütte in the erotic farce Fanny Hill (1964, Russ Meyer), featuring Letícia Román. They probably had bit roles as two prostitutes. Her IMDB resume does include the comedy Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank/The clown of the first bank (1968, Werner Jacobs) with Theo Lingen. Jan Onderwater notes in his review on IMDb: “Social attitudes were changing in the late 60's and the film history attributed to these changes. A notorious attribution from the German cinema are the so-called ‘Lümmel films’ (6 in total) in which the young students and other youths dissociate themselves from the older generation. But as this series was made as comedy within the mainstream German cinema, its rebellion is toned down to say the least and no more than a standard farce is the outcome.“ Next she appeared in another farce with a lot of female nudity, Die Nichten der Frau Oberst/Guess Who's Coming for Breakfast (1968, Erwin C. Dietrich) featuring Kai Fischer. She was a bit of eye candy in the thriller Der Tod im roten Jaguar/Death in the Red Jaguar (1968, Harald Reinl) starring George Nader as G-man Jerry Cotton. 1968 was a good year for her, because she also had a small part in the crime drama Der Arzt von St. Pauli/Bedroom Stewardesses (1968, Rolf Olsen) featuring Curd Jürgens.
After 1968, Britt Lindberg’s film career went downhill. She had a bit part in the TV series Finke & Co. (1969, Otto Meyer) with Michael Ande. A year later she played her final film part in Liebesmarkt in Dänemark/Golden Bananas (1970, Benno Bellenbaum, Günter Vaessen). She was last seen on TV in the miniseries Coralba (1970, Daniele D’Anza) starring Rossano Brazzi and Valérie Lagrange. Once again she played bit part as a prostitute, just like in her first film. Britt Lindberg is not to be confused with Swedish actress and model Christina Lindberg, who was born as Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg in 1950.
Sources: Wikipedia and IMDb.