The Best German Actressesby Anautix | created - 23 Apr 2013 | updated - 02 Jul 2013 | Public
Die besten deutschen Schauspielerinnen.
Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer
Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...
She was the best of all. There is always a discussion about her nationality whether she was German or Austrian. Her nationality was German: born 1938 in Vienna which belonged at that time to the German Reich. She had the German citizenship. Her mother was German, her father Austrian.
Actress | Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a ...
Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution
Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...
Actress | Love Actually
Born on 13 August 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. After studying politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for two years and an apprenticeship as dressmaker, she was hired by newborn TV music channel VIVA in 1993...
7. Diane Kruger
Actress | Inglourious Basterds
Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...
11. Ilse Werner
Actress | Münchhausen
Ilse Werner was born in Batavia (present-day Djakarta), the daughter of the Dutch merchant O.E.G. Still and his German wife, Lilly Werner. She spent her early childhood in Batavia, before the family moved her to Frankfurt to attend secondary school. In 1936, Ilse enrolled at the Max Reinhardt ...
13. Hannelore Elsner
Actress | Die Kommissarin
Hannelore Elsner was born on July 26, 1942 in Burghausen, Germany as Hannelore Elstner. She is an actress, known for Die Kommissarin (1994), Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008) and Die Unberührbare (2000). She was previously married to Uwe Carstensen and Gerd Vespermann.
14. Nastassja Kinski
Actress | Tess
Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...
17. Veronica Ferres
Actress | Salt and Fire
Veronica Ferres is one of the most famous actresses in Germany, and consistently ranks among the most popular and most successful leading ladies in polls. She has acted in over 30 theatrical feature films and starred in dozens of TV movies, winning most major German film and TV prizes and numerous ...
18. Anna Loos
Actress | Anatomie
Anna Loos was born on November 18, 1970 in Brandenburg an der Havel, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Anatomie (2000), Die Lehrerin (2011) and Weissensee (2010). She has been married to Jan Josef Liefers since August 5, 2004. They have two children.
20. Franka Potente
Actress | Lola rennt
Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of Dülmen. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to ...
21. Martina Gedeck
Actress | Das Leben der Anderen
Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. After spending a year in the US, she studied drama at the prestigious Max-Reinhardt-Seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Martinas film career began while she was still at drama school. Her filmography covers practically all genres of film.
Gedeck has won a...
Actress | Freier Fall
Katharina Schüttler started acting for film and television when she was 11 years old. Her breakthrough in Germany was the International Emmy Award winning Mini-Series "Generation War" ("Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter") in which she portrayed singer Greta del Torres. She appeared in many films for ...
24. Christina Plate
Actress | Praxis Bülowbogen
Christina Plate was born on April 21, 1965 in West Berlin, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Praxis Bülowbogen (1987), Tierärztin Dr. Mertens (2003) and Code Name: Eternity (1999). She has been married to Oliver Geißen since September 19, 2009. They have one child. She was ...
29. Isabell Gerschke
Actress | Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin
A blonde Beauty!
34. Diana Amft
Actress | Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst!
Diana Amft was born on November 7, 1975 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! (2013), Doctor's Diary - Männer sind die beste Medizin (2008) and Josephine Klick - Allein unter Cops (2014).
35. Alexandra Neldel
Actress | Unschuldig
Alexandra Neldel was born in 1976 in West Berlin, Germany. Her parents divorced when she was a child. His father is a hunter.
It was always very hard for her to decide if she would be with her father or her mother. Maybe that is the reason why she decided to leave her parents and to live her own ...
38. Ursula Karven
Actress | Tatort
Ursula Karven was born on September 17, 1964 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Ursula Ganzenmüller. She is an actress and producer, known for Tatort (1970), Ein irres Feeling (1984) and M.E.T.R.O. - Ein Team auf Leben und Tod (2006). She was previously married to James Veres.
40. Uschi Glas
Actress | Zwei Münchner in Hamburg
Uschi Glas was born on March 2, 1944 in Landau an der Isar, Bavaria, Germany as Helga Ursula Glas. She is an actress and writer, known for Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (1989), Zur Sache, Schätzchen (1968) and Der Turm der verbotenen Liebe (1968). She has been married to Dieter Hermann since ...
41. Eva Habermann
Actress | Lexx
Eva Habermann was born on January 16, 1976 in Hamburg, West Germany as Eva Felicitas Habermann. She is an actress and producer, known for Lexx (1997), Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996) and Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier (2002). She was previously married to Hans-Ullrich Hauenstein.
Actress | Autobahnraser
Henriette Richter-Röhl was born on January 9, 1982 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Autobahnraser (2004), Sturm der Liebe (2005) and Katie Fforde - Eine Liebe in den Highlands (2010). She has been married to Walter Unterweger since October 1, 2005.
51. Mina Tander
Actress | Berlin Station
Mina Tander was born on December 4, 1979 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is an actress, known for Berlin Station (2016), Du hast es versprochen (2012) and Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009). She is married to Elmar Fischer. They have one child.
Actress | Anna und die Liebe
Jeanette Biedermann was born on February 22, 1980 in Berlin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Anna und die Liebe (2008), Tatort (1970) and Rosamunde Pilcher (1993). She has been married to Jörg Weisselberg since July 7, 2012.