Heidi SchmidtHeidi's biggest assets are her cheerful temperament and her great looks. It has helped her get many important contacts among the German officers, among others Major von Hapen. She is the perfect infiltrator: on the outside a cheerfull, innocent and good-looking young female - and when it gets down to business, she immediately changes to the professional, very serious agent she has been trained to be. Facts
Name: Heidi Schmidt
Actor: Ingrid Pitt
Role description:Important role
First appearance: 00:34: (In Zum Wilden Hirsch)
Ethel (her real name, we learn in the novel), is born in Birmingham, England. She is one of the top agents of the Secret Service in Bavaria. She has been in the village since 1941 and now works under-cover as a waitress at a gasthaus called Zum Wilden Hirsch. Comments
All in all, Ingrid Pitt manages well as the sexy Heidi, always hiding something cold behind the hot surface. But, as with Clint Eastwood's Schaffer, maybe she is a bit too cold and insensitive - she doesn't appear to have a heart at all.
[Heidi steps into the stable.]
Major John Smith: Ahh, well, here we are. Mary, now Maria, this is your cousin Heidi.
[Smith gives Mary a gun.]
Major John Smith: You better leave this behind in case you are searched. Heidi will tell you what to do from now on. She's been one of our top agents in Bavaria since 1941 and...
[Smith looks down on Heidi's low neck.]
Major John Smith: ...what a disguise!
[At Zum Wilden Hirsch.]
Heidi Schmidt: Anything else needed here?
Major John Smith: And who might you be, my pretty alpine rose?
Heidi Schmidt: Heidi. Stop, Major I've got work to do.
Major John Smith: There is no more important work than entertaining the soldiers! Shall I sing you a song?
Heidi Schmidt: I hear too much singing.
Major John Smith: Oh, very well then I'll whistle it. Goes like this.
[Smith starts whisteling the German folksong "Lorelei". Heidi laughs when she recognizes it.]
Heidi Schmidt: I bet you have a bee-yootiful singing voice, too!