From early childhood on, animals were Elke Sommer’s closest friends, her most faithful companions, and quite often her best partners on screen – so far, the list ranges from “A” as in ape to “O” as in ocelot.
In her personal life, Elke Sommer could never imagine an existence without pets. Already as a little girl, she shared her room with half a zoo and in that respect, not much has changed over the years.
On the next page, you will find a collection of official photos that were taken on various occasions but also very private snapshots like the one to the left that shows Elke Sommer with her “youngest”:
Chihuahua lady Smiley, a tiny person with a giant personality and lots of character!