Skip to main content
  • Lilia Skala

    Born on November 28, 1896 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary

awards & nominations

view all awards

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Lilia Skala as "Mother Maria"

When traveling African-American handyman Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic nuns who have emigrated from Germany. Realizing that the farm needs a lot of work, Homer takes on a number of repair projects for the women, who are led by the headstrong Mother Maria (Lilia Skala). Impressed by Homer's kindness and strong work ethic, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent by God to help build them a chapel.

Academy Award (1963) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1963) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Lilia Skala in the news

view all news

'Flashdance' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 16th 2013, 10:58AM

Apr 16th 2013, 10:58AM

comments

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X