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Aslı Bayram (born April 1, 1981) is a German actress and model of Turkish descent, who is best known for being Miss Germany in 2005.
In 2005 she became the first Miss Germany with Turkish roots and hence attended the Miss Universe contest in Bangkok.
Aslı Bayram completed actors training with Eric Morris, Los Angeles, and Anne Mertin, Vienna.
The first international film she acted was Jump! with Patrick Swayze. Ensuing, she appeared in a very prominent role in the black comedy Shortcut to Hollywood, shot in USA and successfully presented at the Berlinale Film Festival 2009.
In October 2007, Aslı Bayram premiered with great success in the solo theater performance Anne Frank: The Diary at the Théatre de la Ville D’Esch in Luxembourg. An invitation at the theatre festival of German language in Prague followed, and afterwards the German premiere in Frankfurt/ Main. Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s cousin, complimented Aslı Bayram on this project. In 2008/2009 she did a tour with the English version in Canada and the USA. She finished this project on the occasion of the commemoration of Anne Frank’s 80th birthday with three performances at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Hollywood. The
Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Oedipus Wrecks, a short film directed by Woody Allen for the anthology New York Stories (1989). At the age of 12, Dunst gained widespread recognition playing the role of vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994), a performance for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year she appeared in Little Women and Jumanji to further acclaim.
Dunst achieved international fame as a result of her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07). Since then her films have included the romantic comedy Wimbledon (2004), the romantic science fiction Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Cameron Crowe's tragicomedy Elizabethtown (2005). She played the title role in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006) and starred in the comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). She won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 for her performance in Lars von Trier's Melancholia.
In 2001, Dunst made her singing debut in the film Get Over It, in which she performed two songs. She also
Uschi Obermaier (September 24, 1946, a.k.a. Chrissi Malberg) is a former fashion model, actress and is associated with the 1968 left-wing movement in Germany. In the latter she is considered an iconic sex symbol of the so-called "1968 generation".
Uschi Obermaier was born in Sendling, a suburb of Munich, Germany. She started an apprenticeship as a photo-restorer but gave it up to become a model. She was discovered by the magazine Twen. After a successful photo-shoot with photographer Guido Mangold in the Cameroon, she became its top model and internationally famous. She went on to work for other magazines and top photographers such as Helmut Newton. Slim and petite, but feminine, she represented a new type of model and posed nude from the front for the first time on a magazine cover.
In Munich, Obermaier was briefly involved with Pamir survivor Othello (a.k.a. Rudolf Liebzeit). She was briefly a member of the Munich-based experimental commune/band Amon Düül around 1968/69 and lived in their commune. She met communard Rainer Langhans at a concert at the end of 1968 and she soon moved from Munich to the Berlin-based Kommune 1 after Langhans became her boyfriend. They talked openly to
Werner Goldberg (October 3, 1919 – September 28, 2004) was a German who was of part Jewish ancestry, or Mischling in Nazi terminology, who served briefly as a soldier during World War II and whose image appeared in a German newspaper as "The Ideal German Soldier".
His father himself had grown up in Königsberg as a member of the Jewish community but had himself baptized in the local Lutheran church as he wished to become assimilated and had married a Christian. After Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Mr. Goldberg lost his position under the Nazi law of April 1933, Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service, which expelled Jews from the German Civil Service.
Werner left school in 1935 and became an apprentice at Schneller und Schmeider, a clothing company jointly owned by a Jew and a non-Jew, where many of his colleagues were Jews or mischlinge. Werner's uncle on his mother's side was an opportunist who joined the Nazi party and refused to be seen with the Goldberg family, even avoiding Werner's mother.
At the beginning of 1938 Werner served a six month term in the Reich Labour Service whose uniform, as Werner later recalled, "had a swastika on an armband".
Sexy Cora (born Carolin Ebert, aka Carolin Berger, civil name Carolin Wosnitza; 2 May 1987 – 20 January 2011) was a German pornographic actress, model, and reality show participant.
Cora was born in Berlin. She was one of the participants of the 10th season of Big Brother Germany. Cora released two music singles after her Big Brother participation: "My Love – La, La, La" and "Lass uns kicken (Alles klar wunderbar)".
Cora was hospitalized in 2009 after trying to break the world record for the number of fellatios performed in one day. She was trying for 200 men but was unable to pass 75.
Cora suffered a heart attack on 11 January 2011, during her breast enlargement surgery at a plastic surgery clinic in Hamburg. It was her sixth such operation. Minutes into the procedure, she went into cardiac arrest, causing her blood pressure to steadily drop, her organs to stop functioning, and sustained heavy brain damage as a result. She was moved to a local hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma for a week due to her condition. Her husband Tim Wosnitza claimed that he was told by doctors that she would die due to the trauma to her brain, and was at her side for nine days until she died
Tom Kaulitz, (born 1 September 1989 in Leipzig, Germany), two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, is a German musician, currently guitarist-composer-pianist of the band Tokio Hotel. He is the twin brother of Bill Kaulitz, singer-songwriter of the group.
At the age of 6 years, Tom Kaulitz received his first guitar from his stepfather. He had to save for 4 years to buy his own guitar. He began to play seriously at age 7. He was encouraged by his brother and his stepfather, who himself played in a rock band.
Between ages 9 and 12, Tom and his brother Bill adopted a look and appearance that was considered rebellious. Tom first got dreadlocks at age 11. At the age of 10, Bill created the song "Leb die Sekunde" ("Live the Second") that appeared on the first album Schrei in 2005, and is still on the setlist of the band's shows.
In 2001, Tom and Bill met Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing. They became the drummer and bassist of the group. Together they formed the band Devilish, and released a CD. They renamed their band in 2005 to become Tokio Hotel, and signed a contract with record label Universal Music.
From late 2008 until August 2009 Tom drew back from public life to concentrate
Fiona Erdmann (born September 9, 1988) is a German model and reality television contestant. She finished in fourth place on the second cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel. She was studying design and product design prior to being cast on the program.
She was the cover of May 2008 issue of Playboy in Germany, featured in FHM Germany. She's done some photoshoots for SKODA as well. She signed contracts with Divina Model Management, Ice Models, MGM Models and Max Models.
Erdmann has done a couple commercials, one for a deodorant grooming product Axe also known as Lynx and the other one for German clothing line Jungstil. She's also walked in fashion shows such as Patrick Mohr's, Sebastian Ellrich's, Irene Luft's and Mercedes Fashion Week.
Nicolette Krebitz (born 2 September 1972 in Berlin, Germany) is a director, actress, model and singer. She is often credited as "Coco" in her creative works.
Nicolette Krebitz made her film debut at age eleven. Later, she hosted television and radio shows for children and attended the Ballett-Centre Berlin and the Fritz-Kirchhoff acting school, also in Berlin.
Krebitz has appeared in over 30 movies, but she is known best for her role in the German-language films Bandits (1997) and Der Tunnel (2001). She also appeared in the English-language film All the Queen's Men (2001). She wrote and directed the 2001 movie Jeans and 2007's Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald.
She is the model on the cover of New Order's 2001 album Get Ready and its associated singles. Her image is also on the cover and in the sleeve of Terranova's 1999 album Close the Door. She contributed vocals to the Bandits soundtrack and to the Terranova tracks Just Enough, Plastic Stress and Never.
The German Hip Hop band Fettes Brot together with German Indie band Tocotronic has dedicated a song "Nicolette Krebitz wartet" (= "Nicolette Krebitz is Waiting") which happens to be a cover version of the Bananarama Hit "Robert De
Anna Vanessa Hegelmaier (born June 18, 1987) is a German fashion model, who placed ninth in the third cycle of the reality television show Germany's Next Top Model after withdrawing due to a brain concussion.
She was born in Stadthagen, Lower Saxony, Germany. Prior to her participation on the show in 2008 she was studying mathematics at the University of Bielefeld.
Without her knowledge, friends of Hegelmaier applied for her to be on the show. She was invited to be featured in the first episode among the top 100 and was selected to be part of the final 19 cast in Episode 2.
Despite her quiet personality that resulted in a lack of screentime, she started to dominate the competition when she won the very first casting for Bree handbags. Later on she was also featured in an editorial in the German issue of Cosmopolitan alongside two other contestants and Heidi Klum due to a challenge win.
In the beginning of episode 9 the remaining nine finalists where about to fly to Australia. It was then announced that Hegelmaier would not be able to attend the flight due to a brain concussion. That incident took place at her home where she was during a break of taping for the show. One episode
Ivana Karaja (pronounced Kar-ay-ya) (born 1978, Berlin) is a German dance and pop musician
Her 2002 single, "She Moves (La La La)", was a major success worldwide. The track peaked at #42 in the UK Singles Chart in October that year, where she was billed simply as Karaja.
Teri Marie Harrison Rose (born February 16, 1981 in Bradenton, Florida, United States) is an American model and actress. A former student of the University of Central Florida, she was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in October 2002. She was photographed by Stephen Wayda. Her involvement with Playboy began when her best friend encouraged her to send pictures of herself to the magazine. Although she was chosen almost immediately as a Playmate, it was a year before she was assigned a month. She was also the German Playboy Playmate of the Month, for January 2003. According to Teri, her father is German and her mother is Japanese.
She appeared in the 2005 Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion swimsuit calendar as calendar girl of December. The calendar was the inaugural Playmates at Play calendar and it was shot on the grounds of Playboy Mansion in 2004. It was Playboy's first attempt at creating a non-nude swimsuit calendar featuring Playmates similar in style with those from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She was also a Barker's Beauty on The Price Is Right from 2002 to 2005.
Harrison was married to Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose and have a son together. They have since
Ana Nova (also known as Tara Young) (born June 5, 1975 in Magdeburg, Germany) is a pornographic actress. She moved to Berlin in her early teens. After her eighteenth birthday, she went into modeling, and stripping. In 2000, she took the step into Euro-hardcore. She got to see all of Europe, but when she made her first trip to the United States upon meeting other adult entertainers, she realized she could make more money doing porn in the US. She moved to Los Angeles, and debuted in 2002.
Asuman Krause is a German-born former model and singer of mixed Turkish (Circassian) and German-Dutch descent.
Krause grew up in Germany until the end of middle school. Afterwards she decided to stay with her mother in Turkey. She then became a model and in March 1998 she won the Miss Turkey beauty pageant and then went on to represent Turkey at Miss Universe, winning the Congeniality award.
Giving up her modelling career in favour of a career as a singer in 2006, she released her debut album, Çok Yalnızım (English: I'm very lonely), with the Turkish record company Seyhan Müzik. It received some radio airplay and was compared with the likes of Burcu Güneş and Emel Müftüoğlu.
She released her second album, Kukla (English: Puppet), this time with another record company, Üçüncügöz Müzik, in 2008. This was met with more success than her previous album, and the first single from that album, also called Kukla reached the 10th position on the Turkish Billboard Charts.
She is hosting Turkish version of Wipeout. and Deal or No Deal (Var Misin Yok Musun}.
Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort or Veruschka von Lehndorff (born 14 May 1939 in Königsberg, East Prussia, now known as Kaliningrad, Russia) is a German model, actress, and artist who was popular during the 1960s. Known professionally as Veruschka, she is a daughter of Heinrich Graf von Lehndorff-Steinort, a member of the German resistance.
Veruschka was born on 14 May 1939 in Königsberg, East Prussia as Vera Gottliebe Anna Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort. She grew up at Steinort, an estate in East Prussia, which had been in her family for centuries. Her mother was Countess Gottliebe von Kalnein (b. 1913). Her father was a German count and army reserve officer who became a key member of the German Resistance, reportedly after witnessing Jewish children being beaten and killed. When Veruschka was five years old, her father was executed for allegedly attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the July 20 Plot. After his death, the remaining family members spent their times in labor camps until the end of World War II. By the end of the war, her family was left homeless. As a young girl, she attended 13 schools. She has three sisters: Marie Eleanore "Nona" (b. 1937, married Jan van
Justin W. Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. As of 2005, he is starring in the ABC drama series Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Alex Karev. He is also known for his role in the first season of the CBS crime drama series Cold Case.
Chambers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Pam and John Chambers. He has a fraternal twin brother named Jason, one older brother John Jr. (Chip), and two older sisters, Mia and Susan. He and his twin brother visited hospitals often as children due to frequent bouts with pneumonia. He attended Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio, and later Springfield Clark JVS. In 1993, he married Keisha, a former model agency booker. The couple has five children: Isabella (b. December 1994), twins Maya and Kaila (b. June 1997), Eva (b. March 1999) and Jackson (b. January 2002). His wife and children have recently moved from their home in a suburb just outside of New York City to Los Angeles.
In late January 2008, Chambers admitted that he suffered from biological sleep disorder. The actor checked himself into Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center to treat exhaustion due to the sleep disorder after a
Tatjana Patitz (born 25 May 1966) is a German model and actress who rose to international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, representing top fashion designers, campaigns, and collections, and who continues to model today.
Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in Skanör, Sweden. She began working as a model in Paris in the mid 1980s at the age of 17. She regularly worked with the likes of Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh. In 1985, she graced the cover of British Vogue for the first time. She remained in demand throughout the 2000s, periodically returning to runway for select designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Chanel.
Patitz has appeared on over 130 magazine covers in the course of her career. She was on the cover of British Vogue more than 11 times; American Vogue seven times; French, Italian, German, Spanish Vogues more than eight times.
In 1987, she appeared in the Duran Duran music video for the song "Skin Trade". She then moved to California to begin a career as an actress. Her first appearance was a brief one as a murder victim in Rising Sun (1993). Following this, Patitz made several appearances on television series, music videos, and films. Her
Tina Chow (April 18, 1950 – January 24, 1992) was an internationally renowned model and a fashion icon in the 1980s. She was also a member of the International Best Dressed List from 1985.
Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz; in Lakeview, Ohio. Her father, Walter Edmund Lutz, was an American of German descent, while her mother, Mona Lutz (née Furuki), was Japanese. Walter Lutz met Mona Furuki on Christmas Day 1945, while serving with the United States Army in occupied Japan. Chow's sister is actress Adelle "Bonnie" Lutz.
In 1972, Tina married Michael Chow, who owns the Mr. Chow restaurant chain. During her model career she was photographed by Cecil Beaton and Arthur Elgort.
They have two children, a daughter named China and son Maximillian. China, born in 1974, is a model and an actress. Maximillian was born in 1978.
Michael and Tina Chow were among the most famous New York celebrities, making many friends among the Big Apple's art world, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone, and Henry Geldzahler. She was also a friend of Paloma Picasso and Manolo Blahnik. She was drawn by illustrator Antonio Lopez. During an estrangement from Chow,
Daniela Amavia (Greek: Ντανιέλα Αμαβία) (born March 4, 1966), also credited as Daniela Elle and Daniela Lunkewitz, is an actress and model, appearing in numerous films and international fashion events.
Born in Greece, raised in Germany and schooled in Britain Amavia speaks fluent Greek, German, French, and English. As a young girl she was a dancer, but her teacher told her that she was too tall for the ballet, and suggested that she try acting. She began acting at the State Theatre Corps de Ballet, and studied drama and literature at Goethe University, and acting in London, where she soon received small roles. While studying to be an actress, she also modeled, doing runway work in Paris, France for Chanel and Dior, spokesmodel work for Chloé, and cover work for Vogue, Elle, and Femme. In 2001, her career took off when she won the Best Actress award at the New York International Independent Film Festival for the film The Woman Every Man Wants, as well as the Deutscher Filmpreis, the German equivalent of the Academy Award. In addition to acting and modeling, Amavia also has written, directed, and produced several short films. In 2003, she appeared as Alia Atreides in the TV
Karina Krawczyk (born August 5, 1971) is a German actress and occasionally works as a fashion model.
Karina Krawczyk speaks Polish, German, English and French fluently. She studied acting at the theater school Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France and with Ariane Mnouchkine at the „Théâtre du soleil“ [Translated: Theater of the Sun]. Between 1994 and 1997 she was a member of the „Theater Kreatur“ in Berlin, Germany.
Besides her work as actress, Krawczyk occasionally works as a fashion model. In 2001, she appeared in a series of television commercials for the German automobile manufacturer Audi. Krawczyk also played roles in the music videos Mach die Augen zu [Translated: Close Your Eyes] by the German band Die Ärzte and Kein Alkohol (ist auch keine Lösung)! [Translated: No Alcohol (Is Not A Solution Either)!] by the German band Die Toten Hosen.
Since 1997 she played several roles in movie and television productions. In Katharina Thalbach's production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, Germany Krawczyk played the role of Cecily Cardew in winter 2006. Since 2009 she plays a role in Katharina Thalbach's production of William
Claudia Schiffer was born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. She began modelling in 1987, after being spotted in a nightclub in Dsseldorf. Weeks later she appeared in Elle magazine. Within a short time she modelled for Chanel. In the early 1990s she starred in Guess? jeans ads in North America. In more recent years, she has starred in advertising campaigns for brands such as Mango and Accessorize. From 1994 to 1999, Schiffer was married to the American illusionist,David Copperfield. They first met in 1993, when Schiffer attended one of Copperfield's shows and he invited her on stage to participate in his Flying illusion. Later in the same year, she joined Copperfield on an appearance on live German TV. During this appearance, Schiffer assisted Copperfield in a traditional Thin Model version of the famous stage illusion, Sawing a Woman in Half, with Schiffer being sawed in half by Copperfield and the shows host, who used a large two-person saw to cut her in half. Having sawed Schiffer in half and separated her halves, Copperfield then tickled her feet, causing her to scream with laughter and complain (in German) that she was ticklish. While she was still in two pieces, she was interviewed by the show's host, who asked her what it felt like to be sawed in half. Copperfield then asked her out on a date and, after she agreed, he finally put her back together in one piece. Shortly after this, they became engaged, and married the following year. While they were married, and when not otherwise occupied with her modelling work, Schiffer often joined her husband in his stage shows as a special guest assistant in a number of illusions. During the show, she would be levitated high into the air, made to vanish and re-appear, and finally sawed in half. Following the end of her marriage to Copperfield in 1999, Schiffer became romantically involved with the heir to the Green Shield Stamp empire, Tim Jeffries. On May 25, 2002 she married film producer Matthew de Vere Drummond, n Matthew Vaughn, son of George Albert Harley Drummond (also known as George de Vere Drummond). It was widely reported at the time of the wedding that one day Schiffer could become the Countess of Oxford because her father-in-law was in line of succession to the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. She is disqualified on two counts: Matthew's illegitimacy would bar him from any succession and George Harley Drummond is not in line for succession as he is not descended from the male line. Claudia and Matthew have two children: a son, Caspar Matthew De Vere Drummond, born in London on January 30, 2003 and a daughter, Clementine, born in London on November 11, 2004.Unusually, she didn't get her ears pierced until she was 35, when she had them pierced specially for the photoshoot for her 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign. Her contract for the campaign included an additional payment to cover the need for her to pierce her ears so as to be able to wear the pierced earrings she was required to model during the photoshoot.
Jasmin Wagner ([jasˈmiːn ˈʋaːɡnɐ], born 20 April 1980), better known as Blümchen [ˈblyːmçən], is a multi-platinum selling pop and dance music singer, aspiring actress, model/spokeswoman. Although she releases her English albums under the name Blossom, her German stage name "Blümchen" actually translates to "floret" or "small flower". She is also known as Denim Girl, performing the song "Are You Ready For Some Darkness?" on the Alpha Motherfuckers - A Tribute to Turbonegro album.
Born in Hamburg to a German father and a Croatian mother, she began performing as a cheerleader for the Hamburg Blue Angels, a squad associated with the Hamburg Blue Devils American football team. In 1995, she met producers Stani Djukanovic and Arn Schürmann at a Neue Deutsche Welle party where she was singing. In February 2001, after nine albums, seventeen singles, four tours, and appearances in over thirty countries, she retired the name Blümchen. She returned, though, in 2003, with the single "Leb Deinen Traum" under her real name, Jasmin Wagner.
Her songs vary from around 50 BPM to about 190 BPM and they range from many genres of music:Dance, Trance, Happy Hardcore, Pop, and Eurodance.
Daniela Denise Katzenberger (born October 1, 1986) is a German reality TV star, a singer, entrepreneur and model. She released her first single in August 2010, a version of Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now which reached number 19 on the German single charts. Since September 2010, she has had her own show on German TV channel VOX, entitled Daniela Katzenberger - natürlich blond.
Daniela Katzenberger was born and raised in Ludwigshafen. After secondary school she trained as a beautician.
Katzenberger is a qualified beauty therapist and won the title of Top Model of the World Mallorca. Her mother, Iris Klein, was a participant in the 10th season of the German version of TV show Big Brother.
She became famous through the docu-soap Auf und davon – Mein Auslandstagebuch on VOX which has aired since April 2009. The broadcast showed how Katzenberger tried to meet Hugh Hefner and be featured in the American Playboy, neither of which succeeded. During the second season, she underwent plastic surgery.
She has also been featured in the broadcasts MTV Home and at the VIVA Comet Awards 2010. After appearing in the docu-soap, she did some semi-nude photo shoots in Germany and the United States.
Lena Johanna Gercke, better known as Lena Gercke (born February 29, 1988 in Marburg, Germany), is a German fashion model and television host. She was winner of the first cycle of Germany's Next Top Model.
On August 14, 2004, Gercke won a casting call for fast food chain Burger King. She was represented by Langer-Pueschel who booked her for photoshoots, catwalk shows, and dance performances. At the beginning of 2006, she attended a casting call for Germany's Next Topmodel hosted by Heidi Klum. Upon winning the competition, she received an advertising contract with the fashion label OuiSet, a modeling contract with IMG Models in Paris, the cover shoot for the June 2006 issue of German Cosmopolitan and an advertising contract with Microsoft for Windows Live. She also appeared in magazines such as the American issues of Cosmopolitan, Sports Week, Glamour and on the cover of French Votre Beauté. She was featured in print campaigns of H, Mexx and Geox. In 2010 she walked on New York Fashion Week for the Spring season of Custo Barcelona.
After her win, Gercke was always closely associated to Germany's Next Topmodel with making a guest appearance on Cycle 2 and being a backstage host on
Nastassja Kinski (born 24 January 1961) is a German-born American-based actress who has appeared in more than 60 films. Her starring roles include her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of the title character in Tess and her roles in two erotic films (Stay As You Are and Cat People), as well as parts in Wim Wenders' films The Wrong Move; Paris, Texas; and Faraway, So Close!. Richard Avedon's photo of her, nude with a large python, was marketed as a poster.
Born in Berlin as Nastassja Aglaia Nakszyński, Kinski is the daughter of the German actor Klaus Kinski from his marriage to actress Ruth Brigitte Tocki, thus making her half sister to Pola and Nikolai Kinski. Her parents divorced in 1968. Kinski rarely saw her father after the age of 10. Kinski and her mother struggled financially. They eventually lived in a commune in Munich.
Her career began in Germany as a model. After this the German New Wave actress Lisa Kreuzer placed her in the role of the dumb Mignon in Wim Wenders' film The Wrong Move. In 1976 she had her first major role in the feature length film and Wolfgang Petersen directed episode Reifezeugnis of the German TV crime series Tatort. Also in 1976, in her mid-teens,
Patrick Schulz (August 11, 1980) was a professional wrestler. Schulz, also known as "Handsome" Patrick Schulz, or "Made in Germany" Patrick Schulz is working in Europe most of his time, but he has also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in the United States.
Patrick Schulz started bodybuilding at the age of fifteen and wrestling at the age of sixteen. He had four years of Muay Thai and Vale Tudo from ages eighteen to twenty-two. He obtained a pro card in 1999 with the ISWF.
Schulz was part of the ten day NWA Germany tournament in 2001 and the ISWF Reunion Pro Tour 2002. He spent six month in the USA, Nashville, Tennessee (2003), with regular appearances at TNA, USA Championship Wrestling, High Impact Wrestling (Texas). He was part of the EWP Zypern Pro Tour 2005. He had a wrestling match at a game of Frankfurt Galaxy/NFLE 2007. Moreover, he was in the German Championships 2007 for Catch Wrestling Norddeutschland.
Afterward, he worked as a personal trainer and model for the fitness band.
Patrick Schulz has also worked as an actor for German television, including:
Heidi Klum Samuel (born June 1, 1973), better known by her birth name Heidi Klum, is a German and American model, actress, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional singer. In 2008 she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.
Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, a town outside Cologne. She is the daughter of Erna, a hairdresser, and Günther Klum, a cosmetics-company executive. A friend convinced her to enroll in a national modeling contest called "Model 92". Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992 and offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. After winning, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a top German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk. She accepted the contract a few months later after graduating from school and decided not to try for an apprentice position at a fashion design school.
Klum is the current host of Project Runway, filmed at the Parsons The New School for Design. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire, and became widely known after
Katharina Kuhlmann (born 1 July 1977) is a German model. From 2004 to 2007 she was a presenter on the motorsport show Tuning TV, and on other shows, on the German sports channel Deutsches Sportfernsehen. She currently appears mostly in motorsport-related catalog and calendar shoots, and actively promotes the sport of drift racing.
In 2004 Kuhlmann appeared in a photo shoot for Maxim magazine. In 2007 she appeared in Playboy magazine.
In 2011 she created a "Wellness Car", a modified SL 500, with kind of an Electrotherapy that will help to beware you of an microsleep and your body cells will keep in movement and you will feel healthier after driving in your car, as usual. The "box" can be added to every car/truck and it costs about 2000€.
Brandon Richard Beemer (born February 27, 1980) is an American soap opera actor and model. He is best known for his role as Shawn-Douglas Brady on the American soap Days of Our Lives (2006 to 2008), and Owen Knight on The Bold and the Beautiful (2008–2012).
Beemer is currently part of the cast in the docu-reality show Dirty Soap, a new reality series following the real-lives of 5 fellow soap stars that documents both their personal and professional lives. Dirty Soap debuted on September 25, 2011 on the E! Network.
Beemer was born in Eugene, Oregon. He is of German and Irish ancestry. His first job was as a driver at the local Coca-Cola bottling plant. After high school, he moved to New York City and briefly modeled. There, he began taking acting classes, and soon decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time.
Beemer played Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives and made his debut in the role on September 29, 2006. He replaced Jason Cook, who had played the role since October 1999. On January 21, 2008, it was reported that Beemer and his co-star Martha Madison had been fired from the show. Their last airdate was March 24, 2008. It was announced in May 2008 that Beemer
Charlott Cordes (born December 6, 1988) is a German fashion model from Hamburg, Germany. She was co-winner (along with Jeanna Krichel) of the Elite Model Look 2003 in Germany. Cordes placed among the top five at the international final of the contest in Singapore. She was nominated for the German "New Faces Award 2005." In 2004 she modelled in fashion shows for Prada, Jil Sander, and Calvin Klein. She resides in Hamburg, Milan, Italy, New York City, and Barcelona, Spain. Her height is 5'9.5" (177 cm). She has blonde hair and green eyes.
Cordes has appeared on the cover of the Russian language version of Vogue which was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in April 2005. The same month she participated in advertising for Chanel. The following August Walter Chin captured her image for the 25th anniversary jubilee issue of German Vogue. Cordes was photographed by Carter Smith for American Teen Vogue and also appeared in Harper's Bazaar. Her advertising campaigns include work for Nivea, DKNY, Laurel, Rena Lange, Moschino, BGN, Fornarina, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Givenchy, DeBeers, and Benetton.
She is represented by Model Management (Hamburg), Elite Model Management, Elite Paris, Elite Milan,
Francisca Urio (born February 6, 1981 in Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany) is a German singer-songwriter and radio presenter of Afro-German heritage who lives in Berlin.
Francisca Urio was born in Meiningen, a town in southern Thuringia but grew up in Berlin as the only child of her German mother Monica and her father Geoffrey from Tanzania, both architects who met while studying in Dresden. Her father's RnB, Soul and Pop music collection influenced her music taste from an early age. Her first stage experience was at pre-school age as an extra in a Porgy and Bess performance at the Berlin Theater des Westens. She attended the Fläming-Grundschule in 12159 Berlin-Friedenau and the Paul-Natorp-Gymnasium in 12161 Berlin. After finishing school with the Abitur in 2000 she decided to pursue her singing career full time.
She is engaged to socially deprived children and is patroness of the network Take-My-Hand e.V. You can book her for free on their homepage http://www.take-my-hand.de/ if you organize an advent to donate for kids.
In 1996 Francisca Urio founded together with Priscilla Harris, N'gone Thiam and Boussa Thiam the band Silvashado in Berlin. They performed regularly in clubs in
Janine Carmen Habeck (born 3 June 1983; Berlin, Germany) is a German model. Her father is German and her mother is Italian.
Habeck was the Playmate of the Month (PMOM) for February 2004 and Playmate of the Year in 2005 (2004 by German Playboy notation) for the German edition of Playboy. She was later the September PMOM in 2006 for the United States edition of the magazine.
In November 2005, Habeck was awarded the title Miss Centerfold by readers of the German edition of Playboy, celebrating the 400th issue of the magazine.
Nico Schwanz (born January 12, 1978 in Apolda, Thuringia) is a German male model. He trained as a glazier and hairstylist. On March 9, 2003 in Guatemala, he was awarded the title Mr. Model of the World. Since 2006, Schwanz has run a hair salon in Jena.
From January 9 to 24 January 2009 he is a contestant at Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!, season 4.
Susan Blakely (born September 7, 1948) is a Golden Globe-winning German-born American film actress for her leading role in Universal and ABC Television's ground-breaking mini-series, Rich Man, Poor Man, which aired in 1976. She was a highly successful commercial model before becoming a full-time actress which she continues to this day.
Blakely was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She is the daughter of Weezie, a former art teacher, and Colonel Larry Blakely, a career Army officer. Her first career break came while she was living in El Paso, Texas, where her father was stationed at Fort Bliss. Around 1967, a photograph of Blakely posed poolside in a black and white "op art" swimsuit was used by a local TV station, KELP-TV (now KVIA-TV), on its ID slide that ran during breaks between shows. Her blond "California girl" good looks were exactly what was in demand at the time, and she was easily able to secure sponsorship for a national modeling competition, which she won. The prize was a year's contract with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. Her first appearance on a cover was for a hairstyle magazine.
In 1982, Blakely married media consultant and media crisis management expert Steve
Claudia Ciesla (born February 12,) is a German model, actress and singer of Polish descent.
Born in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland, part of Silesia. Her father is Polish, her mother is German and she has two older sisters.
Claudia Ciesla started modeling at the age of 15 working for shows involved in fashion and dancing. At the age of 17 she moved to Bamberg, Germany. She was in Germany discovered by the former German Chief Editor, Stefan Gessulat, and appeared in the August 2005 Matador issue as Miss Matador. She went on to do many glamorous bikini style and fashion modeling shoots.
In March 2006, Ciesla won a subscribers poll on the internet websites of Auto Bild, Bild, Sat.1, T-Online and Kabeleins to give her first place as Germany's Super Girl 2006. In May 2006 she was selected by Bild as the Football/Soccer Worldcup Girl 2006, and during the World Cup 2006 she was featured on the front page of a total of seven publications of that newspaper. In November 2007 she told in an interview, that she plans after her modelling career to become a tax consultant.
In 2008 Claudia Ciesla was in Austria chosen for the Snow Queen 2008. In the touristic season 2007-2008 she was representing the
Marcia Nicole Barandshay (born 19 May 1971 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland) is a Dutch-German actress, singer, songwriter, anti death penalty advocate and Screenwriter.
Manoush was born as the third child of a German-American father in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and raised in Haarlem, Noord-Holland. She immigrated to the United States a couple of years ago.
Although she appeared in several TV productions as well as films such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet´s Amélie, Manoush often gets credited as an action and horror actress or a specialist for roles difficult to play. Manoush stars also in the American Indie film 15 Til Midnight.
Besides her acting and writing career, worked she as singer of the band "Cyanide Survior" alongside her Husband Chris Vazquez.
She married her long-time boyfriend Chris Vasquez in 2006, both live in New York, USA.
Anne Meister (born June 13, 1984) is a German fashion model from a village in Westwald, Germany. She has black hair and green eyes and is five feet nine inches tall. Prior to entering the modelling industry she worked a number of jobs. Her former employment includes stints as a pizza taxi driver and shoe seller. She worked on a children's farm, in a bar, and in the pharmaceutical industry.
A photograph taken by a photographer in Berlin, Germany was discovered by a modeling agency there and soon Meister was being booked by magazines as a model. She has posed for Dazed & Confused, Nylon, V, Exit, Elle, Another, Amica, and Jalouse. Jurgen Teller, Serge Leblanc, Matthias Vriens, Liz Collins, and David Vasilevic are among the designers who have photographed Meister. Agencies which represent Meister are Supreme, Wiener Models, M4 Models, 2pm Model Management, Ford Models Europe-Paris, France, and Vision Model Management.
Natascha Vanessa Börger Sevilla (born 2 January 1981 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a former Venezuelan-German model and multiple beauty queen. On 10 January 2002, the 20-year old BWL-Student as Miss Hamburg in Kaiserslauterner entertainment center Riverside was crowned Miss Germany. She then participated to the election of Miss Venezuela in 2000, as Miss Yaracuy.
At the time of their Miss appearances in Germany and the world, she lived in Bönningstedt (Pinneberg) in the vicinity of Hamburg.
After her title in Kaiserslautern, Natasha started representing Germany in all beauty pageants.
In October 2003 Narascha took her studies at the University of Hamburg, and also worked as model.
In 2005 she got married to the former San Francisco Football Star Gabriel Crecion and now lives with him in Los Angeles.
Torsten Amft (born January 14, 1971 in Leipzig, Germany) is a German fashion designer and artist.
Torsten Amft lives and works in Berlin (headquarter) since 1991. He studied fashion design in Zurich (Switzerland) and started masterwork with Ernesto Aligieri in Rome (Italy). In 2000, Amft won the "Lexton" fashion award in New York City. Many celebrities (such as Montell Jordan, Holly Johnson and Bryan Adams) love his clothes and style. Amft founded the style of "Elitist Futurism" and created its worldwide presence. Before Amft designed dresses, he was a model for Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and Gianni Versace. He is currently the Creative Director of the Amft fashion labels.
His legally protected label (brand) is also his signature. He creates high-quality fashion for men and women. His single creations (Haute Couture) run under the proper name Torsten Amft, while the ready-to-wear collection line runs under the name Amft fashion. The brand label AMFT is administered by international investors.
Twice a year, Amft organizes trend-shows for international clothing purchasers. His trend-shows during the fashion week often takes place in Berlin, to strengthen it as a fashion- and trend
Davorka Tovilo (born May 1, 1978) is an German model. She is well known for her provocative outfits, she use to wear in public.
Davorka Tovilo moved from Croatia to Germany when she was twelve. She lived in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Afterwards she studied politics and journalism. Today Davorka Tovilo attends drama school in Munich.
She is very involved in PETA. Moreover she lives vegan since 2008.
The first time Davorka was present in the media was 2003, when she appeared at the European premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in a very revealing outfit. Since then, she used to attend many media festivals, which earned her the "reputation" of being an "It-Girl".
Davorka Tovilo took part in many German shows, such as "Der Container Exklusiv", or "Niels Ruf Show". Additionally she played a small role in the movie War, Inc..
Jennifer Karin-Luise Hof (born 15 May 1991) is a German fashion model and winner of the third cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel.
Hof lives in the Hessian town of Rodgau, where she attended a Realschule. She graduated during her participation of the show.
In the last episode, with her trademark been her 113 cm long legs, she outpaced the other two finalists, Janina Schmidt and Christina Leibold, and was declared winner of the title "Germany's Next Topmodel". The prize included a contract with the modelling agency IMG Models in Paris, an appearance on the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan in August 2008, her own perfume brand, "Jenny K.L." and a contract as the face of the next advertising campaign for the clothing company C
Hof is currently taking time off from modeling to complete her Abitur studies.
Marcel Schlutt (born 1 August 1977) is a German fashion model, photographer and columnist. He came to prominence as a television presenter and adult-film actor in gay pornography in the early 2000s.
Schlutt, the only child of a farrier, was born in the Demmin district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany, but spent most of his youth in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia after the German reunification in 1989. Raised on a stud farm with about sixhundred horses, he became infatuated with equestrian sports at an early age of four, winning several prizes. Following his O-level graduation, he moved to Münster where he started first training as a qualified horse groom.
At the age of 18, Schlutt was asked to model for Cologne photographer TeeJott. He appeared in a number of illustrated books, "even naked, with a hard-on, and took delight in [it]." In 1998, Schlutt participated in a local modeling contest and finished first. As the new face of the So Dam Tuff agency, he was requested to live in London and Madrid, working as a professional model for fashion labels such as Paul Smith, The Face, Levis, New Yorker, and H
After his return home in 2001, Schlutt worked as a presenter on
Selma Ergeç (Turkish pronunciation: [selˈmaː eɾˈgetʃ]) (November 1, 1978.) is a Turkish-German actress, beauty pageant titleholder, model, designer, philologist, psychologist and doctor.
Born in Bochum, Germany, she studied medicine at Westfalia Wilhems Universitesy in Münster. She started modelling in 2000. She acted as Uğur Polat's wife in Sis ve Gece and as the teacher in Beş Vakit.
Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld (born 29 December 1966) is a German model and actress.
She was born in Baden-Baden to Peter Kamp and his wife. She visited drama schools in New York, Los Angeles and Paris before she started her career as an actress in 1994. She has had many star and supporting roles in German movies and TV series and some in Hollywood B-movies. In 1998, she acted together with Claudia Cardinale in Riches, Belles et Cruelles, in 2001 with Leslie Nielsen in 2001: A Space Travesty and in 2003 she played the star role in Sumuru together with Michael Shanks in an English-South African co-production. In 2007 she appeared as a covergirl on the German issue of the Playboy. Alexandra is the spokeswoman for the children's hospital "kinderhospiz" in the Bavarian Alps, which gives a care home to terminally ill children and their parents. She frequently gives charity readings.
Shermine Shahrivar (Persian: شرمینه شهریورتهرانی,; born 1982) is a German model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Europe 2005.
She became Miss Germany in 2004 and then won the overall title of Miss Europe in 2005 while competing in France.
She was born to Iranian parents. Her mother and brothers live in Germany.
The 174 cm beauty queen has a university degree in social sciences.
Shermine Shahrivar was selected to be the host of the Oberhausen, Germany Nowruz celebration, said to be the largest in the World, on March 19, 2005. She hosted Traumpartner TV in Germany from December 2004 to August 2005.
She is also currently the face of US clothier American Apparel and has been featured in several ad campaigns since 2008.
She is the first Iranian girl ever to be on the cover of a Playboy Magazine featured in Germany.
Shermine currently lives in New York where she studies Acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Shermine Shahrivar has been involved in 4 relationships until now.
1- Xavier Samuel (28) Actor Dating 2 yrs. 06/2010 Present -
2- Thomas Kretschmann (49) Actor Broke Up 1.5 yrs. 2009 06/2010 -
3- Albert II, Prince of Monaco (54) Royalty Affair n/a 2005
Giulia Siegel (born Julia Anna Marina Siegel on (1974-11-10) 10 November 1974 (age 37) in Munich, Germany) is an actress, host, DJ, and model. She is the daughter of composer and producer Ralph Siegel. Siegel started her career in 1991 as a model using the alias Giulia Legeis (Siegel spelled backwards). She switched to using her real name professionally in 1995.
Siegel began her television career acting in commercials. In 1994, she expanded into German soap operas, landing a number of roles.
Starting in 1999, Siegel hosted various German television shows. In 2004, she accepted an offer to host the German McDonald's Chart show. Beyond that she works as DJane.
Siegel is divorced from scientist and entrepreneur Hans Wehrmann. She has 3 children: twins Nathan and Mia; and a son Marlon from an earlier relationship.
In addition to her career as an actress and model, Siegel has been regularly performing as a DJ on weekends in various well-known Munich clubs. In 2007, she released Dance, both her first single and her first video. She plans a major tour soon.
Manon von Gerkan (born 1972 in Hamburg) is a German model and actress. who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. She is the daughter of German architect Meinhard von Gerkan and a former girlfriend of American illusionist and stunt performer David Blaine. She also designs and markets a line of jewelry. She is probably best known in the United States for her role as Mauricio's girlfriend Lindy in the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal.
Carissa Putri Soelaiman (born September 12, 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany) is an Indonesian actress and model best known for her role as Maria Girgis in the romantic religious Indonesian hit movie "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" (a.k.a. Verses of Love) in 2008 and "The Tarix Jabrix" on the same year.
Carissa is the daughter of Ris Isa Soelaiman and Lilly S.P., an Indonesian actress. Carissa is of Indonesian-German-Dutch descent.
Carissa attended Pelita Harapan University in Indonesia majoring in Faculty of Social and Political Science.
Carissa started her career as a model and played supporting roles in some of Indonesian soap operas before landing her breakout role in a successful romantic religious movie "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" (a.k.a. Verses of Love) in 2008, based on a best-selling novel with the same title written by Habiburrahman El Shirazy, where she played a leading role as Maria Girgis. On the same year she played on another success comedy movie "The Tarix Jabrix.
She also had appeared in many Indonesian drama series including "Satu Bunga Empat Kumbang", "Jangan Pisahkan Aku", "Aqso dan Madina", "Hikmah 3", "Anggun", "Rafika", "Date With Danella", "Mertua dan Menantu", and "I Love You Boss"
Nadine Chandrawinata (born May 8, 1984) was Puteri Indonesia (Miss Indonesia Universe) or literally as Princess Of Indonesia 2005, and a delegate representing Indonesia in the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant. She was the second Miss Indonesia Universe to participate in the pageant (preceded by Artika Sari Devi) after a long hiatus in 1996. Her mother is German and her father is Chinese Indonesian. She has two siblings, twins Marcel and Mischa, who are also models and actors. She measures 174 cm (5 feet 8 inches) in height and 122 lb (60 kg) in weight.
Despite her stunning beauty and modelesque figure, many doubted her public speaking ability since she stuttered a lot during interviews. She has also repeatedly used incorrect words from time to time. Her English is limited, which was made obvious in an interview published in the Miss Universe 2006 website. For subsequent question and answer sessions, she used a translator.
She was born in Hannover, Germany and her family relocated to Jakarta when she was 3 years old. She is pursuing her studies at the London School of Public Relations in Jakarta.
On July 19, 2006, Nadine was reported to the police by the Islamic Front Defenders (Front
Regina Deutinger (born 17 September 1982 in Munich, West Germany) is a German model and was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for April 2008. She was also Playmate of the Month for the German edition of Playboy in October 2006, which is considered a premier selection as the "Oktoberfest" (or "Wiesn") playmate.
Robert "Rob" Pilatus (June 8, 1965 – April 2, 1998) was a German-American model, dancer and singer. Pilatus was best known as half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli.
Rob Pilatus was born in Munich, the son of an African American soldier and a German mother who worked as an adult entertainer. He was adopted as an infant by a German family who raised him in Munich. Pilatus worked as a model and break dancer, before joining Fabrice Morvan in 1988 to form the pop group Milli Vanilli.
Pilatus and Morvan were noticed by music producer Frank Farian, who signed them to be part of a musical act. Shortly after a trip to Turkey, where the duo reputedly took its name from a local advertising slogan, Milli Vanilli was born. Pilatus and Morvan served as the public faces for singers Charles Shaw and Brad Howell, who Farian thought were talented but lacked a marketable image.
The first Milli Vanilli platinum album was Girl You Know It's True, which became a worldwide hit. The album produced five hit singles including three number 1 hits, "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You", "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On The Rain". Milli Vanilli won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist on February 21, 1990
Vanessa Duve is a German fashion model who replaced Lauren Hutton in advertising for Barneys New York in the late 1980s. She is 6 feet tall. In America, she is best known for starring in numerous Biotherm advertisements in the late 1980s.
She was managed by George Gallier owner of American Model Management New York for most of her carrier, shooting for Italian Vogue and booking the now famous L'Oreal TV campaign " I am worth it", this was the first time that L'Oreal used that phrase created by George Klarsfeld, the then creative director of L'Oreal.
She earned over $8,000 a day in 1989, the year she posed in Vogue for three full-page ads for Valentino Boutique and a fourth for Georges Rech. Looking further in the same issue, Duve models for Chanel and Azzedine Alaia.
Necar Zadegan is an Iranian American film, television actress and model. She is best known for her recurring role as First Lady (and then President) Dalia Hassan on the eighth and final season of 24.
Zadegan was born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in San Francisco, California. She went to Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward and her high school theatre director was Arlene Hood. She later graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Literature. From 2005 to 2009 she amassed a number of television credits namely The Bernie Mac Show, Nip/Tuck, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Unit, How I Met Your Mother, Big Shots, Lost, The Shield and CSI: Miami.
In 2009, she appeared in the stage production of From Satellite with Love "Az Mahvareh Ta Eshgh", touring in the U.S. and Europe.
In 2010, she earned recurring roles on 24, Outlaw and The Event, as well appearing in the films Elena Undone and Unthinkable.
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Nico (born Christa Päffgen, 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for both her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. She also had roles in several films, including a cameo in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), as herself. Nico died in July 1988, as a result of injuries sustained in a cycling accident while vacationing in Ibiza with her son.
Nico was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne, five years after the Nazis came to power in Germany. When she was two years old, she moved with her mother and grandfather to the Spreewald forest outside of Berlin. Her father was enlisted as a soldier during the war, and sustained head injuries that caused severe brain damage; he died in a concentration camp. In 1946, Nico and her mother relocated to downtown Berlin, where Nico worked as a seamstress. She attended school until the age 13, and then began selling lingerie in the
Bill and Tom Kaulitz, identical twins, were born on 1 September 1989, in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic. Tom is the elder by 10 minutes.
They are popular German pop stars, best known for being in the band Tokio Hotel (formerly known as Devilish). Bill sings lead vocals and Tom plays the guitar.
They are identical twins, although their age and different fashion styles has made this less apparent. The brothers continue to do music and endorsement deals together.
Their parents, Simone and Jￃﾶrg Kaulitz, divorced when the twins were 7 and Simone Kaulitz married to Gordon Trￃﾼmper, the reason the twins are sometimes given the surname Kaulitz-Trￃﾼmper.
The twins had acted together in the German TV- film "Verrￃﾼckt nach dir", released in 1994, but their stepfather had a major musical influence on the boys, as he was in a band of his own. It was around this time that Tom began playing the guitar. Bill was writing lyrics while still in primary school. Encouraged by Trￃﾼmper the twins performed in several small shows.
Later Bill also provided the voice to the title character in the German dub for the Luc Besson film, Arthur and the Minimoys.
Bill is known for his very
Stefanie Ingrid Küster, also known as Estefania Küster (born July 28, 1979 in Paraguay) is a German model, presenter and dancer.
Küster appeared as a dancer in the music video "Türlich, türlich" by the German rap project Das Bo. She became famous as the girlfriend of Dieter Bohlen. They have a son, Maurice Cassian, born mid-2005. She was a guest on well-known German TV shows like Wetten, dass..? and the Johannes B. Kerner Show. In summer 2006, she left Bohlen and now lives in Hamburg.
She presented the Sat. 1 show You Can Dance!, starting in November 2006.
Thomas Sasse is a German model from Berlin. He is the first ever winner of Manhunt International. Representing Germany and standing at 1.90 m, Sasse won the competition when it took place in Gold Coast, Australia in 1993. Since then, he has traveled through Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States for modeling, as well as appearing on several magazine covers. Sasse has a Master's degree in economics from Berlin University.
Eugen Bauder (Kazakh: Bauder Evgeniy)-born 5 March 1986 is a German model and actor.
Bauder was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 5, 1986. He moved to Germany at the age of five with his mother. Throughout his life he lived in various locations around Germany. After high school, he went to technical school in Binzen in Baden.
Bauder has worked for major fashion houses such as Hugo Boss, Shiatzy Chen, Dsquared, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and Armani. He is the current face of Cacharel's "Amor Pour Homme" fragrance.
There has been lots of speculation on the internet amongst people in the fashion industry as they're under the impression that he has stopped working. Bauder seems to have turned his eyes elsewhere and has been working with the German agency Actors Connection jump starting an acting career.
Zallascht Sadat was crowned Miss Afghanistan in Germany 2008 in the Miss Afghanistan Germany beauty pageant held by Afghan Models in Hamburg, Germany.
She is currently working on her master's degree in business administration and creating a non-profit organization to support the fight against AIDS/HIV in Afghanistan.
Marion Ursula Marsha Vadhanapanich (Thai: มาช่า วัฒนพานิช; RTGS: Macha Watthanaphanit, born 24 August 1970) is a Thai pop singer and actress. Her mother is German, Irish Elfriede Erna Ursula Klingbeil and her father is Thai, Thanin Vadhanapanich. She is a Buddhist, and has one son with her first husband, Thai singer Amphol Lumpoon.
Christoph "Chris" Watrin (born 7 August 1988 in Cologne, Germany) is a German singer and dancer, best known for his work in the boyband US5, which he joined when he was still in school. In 2008, Watrin left the band, citing lack of interest as a major reason.
From a very young age, Watrin had studied both music and dance at school. groups. During his time as a student, he became cast in the reality television show Big in America, and subsequently received a place in the five-piece band US5. Although claiming that his parents were skeptical about his joining the band, he decided to leave education to focus on US5 completely.
Before taking part in US5, Watrin had already been offered a record deal at the age of 14, but due to a combination of youthful inexperience and parent pressure, turned the offer down.
Watrin enjoys many types of music, and was part of a gospel choir before joining US5. When not working, he plays sports such as volleyball and surfing, and spends time working on photography also. Waltrin is a natural blond with natural blue/green eyes, but highlights his hair regularly. He once stated in a magazine interview that fame made him arrogant and that it is hard for him
Collien Fernandes (born 26 September 1981 in Hamburg) is a German TV presenter, VJ, actress and model.
Fernandes was born in Hamburg, Germany to a father of Goan Indian origin and a Hungarian mother. She has one younger sister, Elaine.
Aged 15, Fernandes moved out from home to begin her career as a model. Fernandes was interested in music and started singing with the band Yam Yam. She went to dance schools in Hamburg and London.
Fernandes featured in a number of music videos as background dancer for artists such as Shaggy, Enrique Iglesias and Dieter Bohlen's band Modern Talking. Producers took note of this, and she soon signed a record contract with BMG.
Fernandes began her TV career in 2000 presenting a number of shows and in the autumn of 2001 became the new presenter of Bravo TV on RTL2. This followed with guest appearances by The Dome and TV total. Since 2003, she has been a presenter of a number of shows on the music television channel VIVA and DSF's Maxim TV...
In February 2004, Fernandes appeared in her first movie Autobahnraser. That same year, she appeared in Die Nacht der Lebenden Loser. In 2007, she appeared in two more films, namely Ossis Eleven and Morgen, ihr
Keziban Inal (b. * October 14, 1971 in Cologne, Germany)is a Turkish-German actress and model.
Keziban was born to Turkish parents in Cologne, Germany, but her family soon moved to Frankfurt/Main. Keziban has three older sisters and two younger brothers. She has German citizenship.Starting in 1999, Keziban trained for two years with Frankfurt-based acting-coach Jochen Ruehlmann, on whose recommendation she attended the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute New York in 2001. After her return, she starred in the short-films "Catch 22" ("Es bleibt kalt in Deutschland") and "Reloop". Keziban's television-debut was in 2006 as the beautiful mystery bride-to-be in the Bavaria-Film production "Deutschmänner", directed by Ulli Baumann and also starring Tanja Wedhorn, Karoline Herfurth, Carlo Ljubek, Matthias Koeberlin and Henny Reents. Her next projects were the short-films Einsame Insel and SHT. Early in 2007, Keziban also starred as an extra in the episode "Blutsbrüder" ("Blood Brothers") of the highly successful German crime-series "Ein Fall für Zwei" with Claus Theo Gärtner, Paul Frielinghaus and Uwe Fellensiek. Keziban currently resides in Berlin.
Keziban's career as a model started
Sonya Kraus (born 22 June 1973 in Frankfurt) is a German television presenter and former model.
Aged four, Kraus started ballet school which eventually led her to music school in Frankfurt. She ended her ballet career in 1987 when she grew too tall, reaching 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) at the time. In 1992, she finished her Abitur / university-entrance diploma and started working as a professional model until 1994.
Her brother died when she was six years old. Her father, a book publisher, hanged himself when she was 11. Her mother lost five children during pregnancies and Sonya became her mother's only surviving child; this is why she became independent at an early age.
Her boyfriend, a businessman from Frankfurt and her are expecting in 2010 their first child together.
She was once bitten by a snake.
In 1998, she became publicly known as part of the staff in the television show "Glücksrad" (the German equivalent of Wheel of Fortune) on Kabel 1, hosted by Frederic Meisner. Since 2000, she has hosted "Talk talk talk" on ProSieben, a summary of the highlights from talk shows all over the world. Throughout 2000, she co-hosted "Fort Boyard - Stars auf Schatzsuche" with Steven Gätjen and
William "Will" Devaughn Stumpf (born 27 February 1982) is a popular Filipino commercial model and actor. He entered the Pinoy Big Brother house, during its Celebrity Edition 2, and became the fourth big placer of that season. He arrived in the Philippines in 2004 without knowing a single word of Tagalog. His biological father is of mixed Filipino and African American lineage while his mother is of German descent.
He was a former talent of ABS-CBN.
In 2010, he recently moved from ABS CBN to GMA Network.
Will Devaughn appeared in a TV commercial for NESVITA Oatmeal 3in1 where he starred together with Derek Ramsay and Chris Tiu. He also appeared in a TV commercial for Barcelona Brandy. Mcdonalds "McRice Burger" TV commercial. He is the support to endorser, Robin Padilla, of the brand JAG jeans.
Eva Padberg (born 27 January 1980) is a German fashion model, singer, and actress.
Padberg was born in Bad Frankenhausen and grew up in Rottleben, Germany. In 1995, she applied for Bravo's Boy & Girl contest; she made it among the best ten models and gained the opportunity to do a test shooting for Louisa Models in Munich. In 1998, after having finished her Abitur, she started her professionel model career. Eva worked in Paris, Tokyo, and New York, e.g. for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein and walked for different Prêt-à-Porter shows.
Besides the catwalk and the photo shootings, she became a frequently asked model for commercials and advertising campaigns: Since 2003, she has been the face of the world-known make-up-brand Astor. In May 2005, she appeared in the TV commercial of the candy brand "Gletscher Eis" and in September of the same year she became not only the new face of the Korean automobile manufacturer Kia Motors, but also the new cover top-model of the mail order company Otto and campaign model for Nintendo's Nintendogs. Since May 2006, she has been promoting the new drink "König Pilsener Lemon" of the brand König Pilsener.
In May 2004, Padberg was photographed for the
Karina Kraushaar (born 9 April 1971 in Eilenburg, Saxony) is a German TV-Actress, who became famous in Germany by her plays in soap operas like Die Rettungsflieger, Für alle Fälle Stefanie, SOKO Leipzig oder Hallo Robbie!.
1992 Karina Kraushaar started, though an educated nurse, a career as a photo model. Five years later she studied acting and speaking at the Stage School of Hamburg. Since 1997 she is on screen in Germany in a variety of roles. She played in the series Alphateam, Bullen von Tölz, Stubbe - Von Fall zu Fall, Klinik unter Palmen, Alarm für Cobra 11 and the Rosamunde-Pilcher-movie Blumen im Regen.
In the ZDF-Series Hallo Robbie! she plays since 2001 a woman called Carla Dux. Besides that she presented the television show Love Stories.
Vera Gafron born (August 20, 1986 in Berlin, Germany) is a German fashion model. She also studies international economics in Germany.
Vera Gafron was discovered by the Europe fashion agency in the age of 17. Her first entrance on the catwalk was for Wolford. Since a few years she is the front model for German fashion designer Torsten Amft. Gafron was already the advertising and campaign face for Hardy Cognac, Wolford and Ergee. She was often published in several fashion and lifestyle magazines like the Glamour or the cover model for the luxurious Italian Moda Gloria magazine and others.
Moreover Gafron worked on the catwalk for Lacoste, GianFranco Ferrￃﾨ and Torsten Amft, but also on the Paris Haute Couture shows for Lacroix and Francois and was already for two times the figurehead and campaign model for Europe's greatest open air fashion festival, the Global Fashion Festival in Berlin. Gafron is especially known for her extraordinary rare proportion of her body. She has extrem long legs and in spite of her height the perfect model measurement of 91-60-89. So she gets the nickname "superbody" in the fashion scene. Vera Gafron is one of the tallest fashion catwalk models with a
Elke Sommer (born 5 November 1940), born Baroness Elke von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist.
Sommer was born in Berlin to a Lutheran minister and his wife. After World War II, the family was evacuated to Erlangen, a small university town in Southern Germany, where, despite their lack of money, she attended the prestigious Gymnasium (high school) in Erlangen. However her father's death when she was 14 precluded further formal education, and she moved to England to be an au pair, to perfect her English and earn a living.
She was spotted by film director Vittorio De Sica whilst on holiday in Italy, and started appearing in films there in the late 1950s. She quickly became a noted sex symbol and moved to Hollywood in the early 1960s. She also became one of the most popular pin-up girls of the time, and posed for several pictorials in Playboy Magazine (September 1964 and December 1967).
She became one of the top movie actresses of the 1960s and made 99 movie and television appearances between 1959 and 2005, including A Shot in the Dark (1964) with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, The Art of Love (1965) with James Garner and Dick Van Dyke, The Oscar (1966) with
Christian Gill (born 25 June 1971 in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg) is a German visual artist . He is a triplet born to Hungarian parents Edit Maria von Dombay and Janos Gill. He developed his artistic talent at Reutlingen University and received an M.A. in Textile engineering in 1997. In addition to a career in art, Gill developed an interest in acting and appeared in J.J. Abrams's television series Alias as Lars, a Dutch Henchman. In his latest roles he played a neo-Nazi skinhead on the television series Sleeper Cell and German secret service bad guy Hans on The Unit.
Jörn Schlönvoigt (born August 1, 1986) is a German actor, singer and designer.
Schlönvoigt was born in Berlin. When only eleven years old, Schlönvoigt began to write his own lyrics, before he later bought himself a guitar and founded with sixteen, together with his half brother, his own punk rock band, Cherry Poppers. Later, Schlönvoigt also modeled for the Otto Versand.
After school, he began a schooling to become a merchandiser in retail. But when he got cast for the role of Philip Höfer in the soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten in late 2004, Schlönvoigt left the schooling for his acting skills.
Since then, he has built a huge fan base and portrays one of the most popular characters on the show. In 2007, he got the silver Otto award of the teen magazine Bravo in the category 'Best TV-Star - Male'. One year earlier he won the same award in gold.
On September 7, 2007, Schlönvoigt released his debut single "Das Gegenteil von Liebe" ("The Opposite of Love"), which was very successful in the German area. In the end of November, his second single followed, but was not as successful as the first one. On January 25, 2008, Schlönvoigt released his third single "Ein Leben lang" ("A
Toni Garrn (born July 7, 1992) is a German model. In 2008, she got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.
Toni Garrn was born Antonia Garrn in Hamburg, Germany. Her father works for an oil refinery and her mother is a qualified businesswoman. She has an older brother, Niklas, who is also a model. When Garrn was two years old, she moved with her family to London, and later to Athens when she was six. By the age of 10, she moved back to Hamburg with her family.
When Garrn was 13, she was discovered by Claudia Midolo, the owner of German model agency Modelwerk during the FIFA World Cup 2006 in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management.
Garrn debuted on the runway at age 15 as an exclusive for the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 runway show in New York. She then went on to be featured in the designer's ad campaign. The following season, she again walked exclusively for Calvin Klein.. In the 2009-seasons, she walked over 60 shows for prestigious designers such as Dior, Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and others during fashion week.
She has appeared in Vogue (Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia,
Jan Fischer (born 30 September 1981) is a German DJ, fashion model and film producer, who came to prominence as a television presenter and adult-film actor in gay pornography in the early 2000s.
Fischer was born in East Berlin, East Germany, and spent most of his youth in the former boroughs of Hohenschönhausen and Prenzlauer Berg, where Fischer and his mother had moved to after the German reunification in 1989. Raised as an only child in an atheistic household, he visited a local Gesamtschule. Following his O-level graduation and an intership in travel management business at the age of sixteen, Fischer started first training as a hotel management assistant at a Dutch hotel chain in the south of Berlin. Afterwards he worked part-time jobs as a waiter and as a call center operator for a bank.
In 2004, Fischer came in contact with Chi Chi LaRue via friends and networking websites, who asked if he wanted to work as an exclusive for Rascal Videos after meeting him at the Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin — even without having ever shot one scene before. He eventually signed a contract with the label in spring 2004 and appeared in eighteen movies for LaRue's Channel 1 Releasing, winning
Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich (born September 30, 1978), better known as Candice Michelle, is an American model, actress, and professional wrestler best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment.
After spending years modeling and acting, Candice Michelle was hired by WWE in 2004, after she participated in the WWE Diva Search. Outside of wrestling, she is known as the Go Daddy Girl, performing in the company's annual Super Bowl commercials. She also posed for a cover and nude pictorial in the April 2006 issue of Playboy. At Vengeance in 2007, she defeated Melina to win her first WWE Women's Championship and became the first former Diva Search contestant to win a WWE title. She was released from her WWE contract on June 19, 2009.
Candice Michelle grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and she is of German and Costa Rican descent. She played varsity and college basketball and has an avid interest in many sports. Because she is from the state of Wisconsin, Candice is a Green Bay Packers fan.
At sixteen, Candice Beckman, as she was then known, won a modeling competition at her local skating rink. Around 1999, she moved to Los Angeles, California to become a professional model
Jennifer Wanderer (born December 6, 1988 in Kulmbach, Germany) is the second runner-up of the first cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel, a German televised modelling contest presented by Heidi Klum. The series was aired in 2006 by the commercial TV channel ProSieben.
Currently Wanderer is signed with the modelling agency MD Management in Hamburg.
Julia Stegner (born November 2, 1984 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany) is a German model.
Stegner, the daughter of Günter Stegner, the Director Central and Eastern Europe for LSI Corporation, and Erika Stegner, an accountant, was raised in an animal-loving household with many dogs alongside her older sister Jeanette, who currently works in film production. For seven years she was a child model, appearing in commercials and children's catalogs, and for nine years was trained in dance.
In high school she discovered a passion for playing basketball, and eventually she joined a club team in Munich. Being 180 cm tall by that time, she was naturally fit for the sport; her classmates even called her "Beanpole" because of her towering height.
Shortly before her 15th birthday, while celebrating Oktoberfest in her hometown, she was discovered by a Louisa von Minckwitz of Louisa Models. Tilla Lindig, a Munich and London based couture label as well as designer of happycoat of which Claudia Schiffer is equally a fan, first booked her. Although planning to study accounting when she left high school, Stegner moved to Paris to pursue modeling afterwards instead.
In Paris, she made her first major cover
Nadja Auermann (born March 19, 1971) is a German model and actress. Fashion designer Valentino once commented on her physical resemblance to Marlene Dietrich. A New York Times fashion columnist, Guy Trebay, wrote of her "ice maiden visage and pole vaulter's legs".
Auermann arrived in Paris in 1990, signing with Karins Modeling Agency in the same year. In 1991, she signed with Elite Model Management. With her image on the covers of the two thick fall fashion magazines, Auermann achieved a triumph equal to winning two legs of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. She had her picture taken for French Vogue, in addition to appearing in Benetton clothing advertisements. Her September 1994 Harper's Bazaar cover prompted one critic to comment negatively about her excessive makeup. She said Auermann looks like Grizabella the Glamour Cat about to break into Memory.
Auermann has modeled for Versace, and she appeared in their classic ad photo in miniskirts along with Kristen McMenamy, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Stephanie Seymour. The ad was shot by Richard Avedon. In the following years, she was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and appeared in and on the
Palina Rojinski (born 21 April 1985 in Leningrad) is a German television presenter, actress, model, and DJ.
From 2009 to 2011 she hosted MTV Home on MTV Germany, and since 2011 has hosted various music programmes on VIVA Germany. As of 2012 she models for Otto GmbH and Adidas.
Parvati Melton (born 7 January 1989) is an Indian American actress and former model who mainly works in Telugu Film Industry. She appeared in several Telugu and Malayalam movies. She acted with Raja in the film Vennela, which turned out to be a success. She acted in the super hit Malayalam film Hallo with South Indian star Mohanlal. She again shot to fame with item song in Telugu movie Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu.
Parvati was born in California to a German father Sham Melton and an Indian Punjabi mother Darika Preet. Parvati stated that she was named by her father, who though being German practices Hinduism. She has one younger sister Ariana Sitara Melton. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She graduated from Emeryville High School and attended Vista Community College in Berkeley, California. She took part in several beauty pageant's and won the Miss. Teen India Bay Area pageant in 2004 and the Miss India Le Visage USA pageant in 2005. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Urdu and rudimentary Punjabi, Gujarati and Telugu. While still studying in Vista College, she was offered the lead role in the Telugu film Vennela. Although she intended to go back to school but the film's
Sabine Ehrenfeld (German pronunciation: [zaˈbiːnə ˈeːʁənfɛlt]; born 27 November 1963) is a German model and actress. She was best known for her role in a series of advertisements as the spokesperson for web retailer Overstock.com. She moved to the United States in the mid-1980s.
Ehrenfeld first appeared on national TV in a series of long-running spots for Special K cereal (without any lines; it was strictly voiceover) in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, as well as a series of spots for Kotex in the mid-to-late 1990s.
In mid-2005, Ehrenfeld was replaced by a different actress on Overstock.com's TV and radio commercials, but soon after returned as the spokesperson, following protests from her fans, until she was replaced by the new spokesperson, Briana Walker. She also appeared in a holiday-themed Lexus automobile commercial that aired throughout the month of December 2005. In March 2007, she began appearing in a television ad for Nesquik.
On 29 August 2008 an image of Sabine Ehrenfeld wearing glasses and a light blue suit jacket started appearing on the various internet sites erroneously stating that it was Republican Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin of Alaska.