Droste, Sebastian

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Droste, Sebastian Gender: M
Willy Knobloch
born on 2 February 1898 at 14:15 (= 2:15 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°46' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°40 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°38'

File:Berber Droste Märtyrer.jpg
Sebastian Droste (with Anita Berber in the dance "Märtyrer", 1922)


German poet, actor and dancer connected with the gay and underworld subcultures of Berlin in the 1920s. In 1922, Droste married expressionist exotic dancer and actress in German silent movies, Anita Berber. She and Droste performed fantasias with titles such as "Suicide," "Morphium," and "Mad House". Droste appeared as a dancer in the silent movie Algol (1920).

In 1923, Droste and Berber published a book of poetry, photographs, and drawings called Die Tänze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase (Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy), based on their performance of the same name. Full of Expressionist imagery, the book offers a glimpse into the angst and cynicism shadowing their artistic and personal existences. Their marriage ended in 1923.

Sebastian Droste died in Hamburg on 27 June 1927, aged 29.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1922 (Anita Berber)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1923 (Anita Berber)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet