Ella Rumpf

Ella Rumpf

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Ella Rumpf
MJK31225 Ella Rumpf (Tiger Girl, Berlinale 2017).jpg

Rumpf at the Berlinale 2017
Born 1995 (age 22–23)
Paris, France
Residence Zürich, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Ella Rumpf (born 1995) is a Swiss actress,[1][2] best known for her role as Alexia in the 2016 horror drama film Raw,[3][4][5] the film won 2016 Sutherland Award for most original and imaginative first feature at the London Film Festival. Her other notable roles include, critical acclaimed Tiger in Tiger Girl (2017)[6][7][8] and Hanna in The Divine Order (2017),[9] the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.[10]

Life and career[edit]

Ella Rumpf was born in Paris and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland.[11] Her father is a psychotherapist and her mother a lecturer. Rumpf went to the Steiner school and had her first taste of acting by winning the lead role in Romeo and Juliet at 14. She appeared in her debut film at age 16 called Summer Outside in 2011 directed by Friederike Jehn.[12]

Rumpf won the role of Ali in the multi-award-winning feature film War (Chrieg), by Simon Jaquemet[13] in 2014 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Swiss Film Awards. She shaved her head for the role. She attended the Giles Foreman Center for Acting in London from 2013–2015 after completing her studies at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in 2013.

Ella Rumpf starred alongside Garance Marillier in Raw (2016). In 2017, she played the lead role in Tiger Girl[14] and a supporting role in The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung).



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Summer Outside Mia
2014 War Ali
2016 Raw Alexia [15]
2017 Tiger Girl Tiger
2017 The Divine Order Hanna
2018 Gorillas Marie


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Tatort Ava Fleury
2017 Für dich dreh ich die Zeit zurück Helena Film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 Swiss Film Award Best Supporting Actress[16] War Nominated

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