Liesl Von Trapp

About Liesl Von Trapp

Liesl Von Trapp

Here is a breakdown of the character ‘Liesl von Trapp’ from ‘The Sound of Music’. Remember, this is just the character, You can read about the actress Charmian Carr here!

Name - Liesl Von Trapp

Real Person - In actual fact, the eldest of the real Von Trapp children was Rupert Von Trapp and Agathe Von Trapp was the eldest girl. The female character of Liesl was created for the movie.

Actress - Charmian Carr

Age - 16

Relationships - Liesl has a romantic love story with Rolf (Daniel Truhitte) the 17 year old boy who delivers telegrams to the Von Trapp household. They share a beautiful song ‘16 going on 17’ and throughout the movie we see their relationship develop to Rolf eventually turning his back on Liesl and her family.

Appearance - Liesl has shoulder length brown hair, is of medium build and has blue eyes.

Personal Traits - Although Liesl thinks she is old enough to know everything *‘I’m Liesl, I’m 16 years old and I don’t need a governess’she is innocent and quite naive,‘I am 16 going on 17, innocent as a rose, people I meet may tell me I’m sweet and willingly I believe’.*She is at the age of finding out who she is and working through her mothers death, her fathers lack of love and the amount of governess’s the family have been through. The children all long for the attention of their father and Liesl is no different.


Songs -

‘16 going on 17’


‘16 going on 17 Reprise’

‘So Long Farewell’

She is also a part of…

‘My Favorite Things’

‘Do Re Mi’

‘The Lonely Goatherd’


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