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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 January 1961Berlin, Germany
Birth NameNastassja Aglaia Nakszynski
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nastassja Kinski is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than 60 films in Europe and the United States. She is best known for Stay As You Are (1978), Roman Polanski Tess (1979), Cat People (1982), Paris, Texas (1984), Faraway, So Close! (1993), and An American Rhapsody (2001).

Kinski was born in Berlin. She is the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. At the age of 15 she met the director Roman Polanski and he urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States and she was offered the title role in Polanski's upcoming film, Tess (1979).

In 1978, Kinski starred in the Italian romance Stay As You Are with Marcello Mastroianni, gaining her recognition in the United States after New Line Cinema released it there in December 1979. In 1982, she starred in Francis Ford Coppola's romantic musical One from the Heart, her first film made in the United States. That year, she was also in the erotic horror movie Cat People.

In 1984 she appeared in the film Paris, Texas with Harry Dean Stanton. One of her most acclaimed films, it won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival.

During the 1990s, Kinski appeared in a number of American films, including the action movie Terminal Velocity (1994), One Night Stand (1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), John Landis' Susan's Plan (1998), and The Lost Son (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

Ibrahim Moussa (10 September 1984 - 18 July 1992) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (27)

Has a son, Aljosha Nakzynski Moussa (born July 16, 1984 via C-section), with then-husband Ibrahim Moussa.
Has a daughter, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones (born February 9, 1993), with Quincy Jones.
Is a vegetarian.
Daughter of Klaus Kinski and Brigitte Ruth Tocki.
Cousin of Lara Lamberti.
Supported the International Red Cross financially and in the media.
She spent some days in a German jail when a sin of youth caught up with her. She had used public transportation several times without paying, did not pay the fines, did not work in a hospital as she was sentenced to do by a juvenile court. In 1978 she was finally arrested. She spent five days in jail despite being a celebrity at that time. She was released early because of good conduct.
Some sources show she was born in 1959, but she claims 1961.
Shared an apartment with Demi Moore in the early 1980s.
Prevented her ex-husband, Ibrahim Moussa, from having their son, Aljosha Kinski, circumcised when he turned 14 years-old in 1998.
Is fluent in English, German, French, Italian and Russian.
She is of Polish and German descent.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988
Half-sister of Nikolai Kinski and Pola Kinski.
Has played a doctor in four films.
Battles with a form of narcolepsy and has stopped driving at night.
Went to school with INXS lead singer, Michael Hutchence.
Mother of Sonja Kinski with Ibrahim Moussa.
Has a small scar on her left cheek, which is the result of horseplay with a boyfriend at 15.
Became close friends with Jodie Foster while filming The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
Quentin Tarantino reportedly talked to her about playing the role of Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds (2009), but a deal could not be reached. The part went to fellow German actress Diane Kruger instead.
Kinski, who looked remarkably like a young Ingrid Bergman, was suggested for the role of young Golda in A Woman Called Golda (1982), but Bergman felt an unknown actress would be more suitable. Judy Davis was selected and received an Emmy nomination for her work.
Her name is pronounced as "nas-TAS-ya".
After Klaus Kinski left her mom for another woman, Nastassja took financial responsibility for her mom. At age 13, she was supporting them both with her earnings from making a film.
Had a bulldog named Sarah and a German Shepherd named Aljosha.
She wanted to play Evelyn Nesbit in Milos Forman's Ragtime (1981) but couldn't get Nesbit's accent right.
She worked with Christopher Lee in To the Devil a Daughter (1976). Lee had previously worked with her father Klaus Kinski in The Devil's Daffodil (1961), Secret of the Red Orchid (1962), Psycho-Circus (1966), Five Golden Dragons (1967) and Count Dracula (1970).

Personal Quotes (10)

The years went by so fast and, even though I've had children, which makes me feel I've lived a long time. I want to fulfill the desire I have to do things that are beautiful and meaningful.
It's true what people say - that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play.
I used to dance when I was younger - ballet and modern dance.
Even though things happen by accident, you also unconsciously choose things that help you.
I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday.
I've overcome different stages in my life. I was shy and now I am not shy.
All I have ever wanted is to be a good mom. My children are everything to me, the loves of my life.
My father hurt too many people.
[on rewatching Tess (1979) in 2012] Wow! I saw that a whole lifetime has gone by. Thirty-five years.
And you must dare to do as many things as you dream of.

Salary (1)

Leidenschaftliche Blümchen (1978) 125,000 German Mark

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