|Birthname||Erika Julia Hedwig Mann|
|born on||9 November 1905|
|Place||München, Germany, 48n08, 11e34|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
German actress and writer, the eldest daughter of novelist Thomas Mann and Katia Mann.
On July 24, 1926, she married German actor Gustaf Gründgens, but they divorced in 1929. Her first noted lesbian affair was with actress Pamela Wedekind, whom she met in Berlin, and who was engaged to her brother Klaus. She later became involved with actress Therese Giehse, and journalists Betty Knox and Annemarie Schwarzenbach, whom she served with as a war correspondent during World War II.
In 1935 she undertook a lavender marriage (marriage of convenience) to the homosexual English poet W. H. Auden, in order to obtain British citizenship. She and Auden never lived together, but remained friends and technically married until Erika's death on 27 August 1969, aged 63, in Zürich, Switzerland.
- lover relationship with Giehse, Therese (born 6 March 1898)
- lover relationship with Schwarzenbach, Annemarie (born 23 May 1908). Notes: short love relationship in 1930, remained good friends
- child->parent relationship with Mann, Thomas (born 6 June 1875)
- spouse relationship with Auden, W.H. (born 21 February 1907). Notes: Unconsummated marriage, 1935-1969
- sibling relationship with Mann, Golo (born 27 March 1909)
- sibling relationship with Mann, Klaus (born 18 November 1906). Notes: presented themselves as twins
- Relationship : Divorce dates 1929 (Gustaf Gründgens)
- Relationship : Marriage 1935 (W.H. Auden)
birth date from biography and Wikipedia, time unknown.
- Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Writers : Children's literature (Seven children's books)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script