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Top 10 Best German Actresses of All Time

If, on one hand, Germany is famous for its tourist attractions, then on the other hand, this land is no short of talented men and women. Whether it is to talk about the famous German models or the incredible actors/actresses, Germany has gifted us a lot of personalities. Today, we have compiled a list of top 10 best German actresses of all time.

Best German Actresses of All Time

10. Heike Makatsch

Born in 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Heike is a wonderful and top notch German actress. She is the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. This German diva studied politics at the University of Düsseldorf, and started career as a tv presenter and host.

Heike Makatsch

9. Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany. Her parents are Maria-Theresa, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger. Diane Kruger is a pretty and one of most impressive German females. She studied in London, and came back to Germany to start career as a model, followed by acting.

Diane Kruger

8. Ilse Werner

Ilse Werner was born in Batavia (present-day Djakarta). She is the daughter of the Dutch merchant O.E.G. Still and his German wife, Lilly Werner. Ilse started career as a drama artist, and gradually became an actress of television and movies.

Ilse Werner

7. Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres is a German actress. She is one of the high rank German celebrities. She acted in more than 20 theatrical feature films, and television shows. She got many awards and prizes for her incredible performance.

Veronica Ferres

6. Franka Potente

Franka Potente was born in July, 1974 in the German town of Dülmen, to Hildegard, and Dieter Potente. She completed graduation back in 1994, and started career as a model. Franka is one of the most successful and beautiful German actresses of all time.

Franka Potente

5. Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck was born in Munich. She studied drama at the Berlin University. She began career as a drama artist, and has given us various hit movies and television shows during her career. Martina is a versatile German diva.

Martina Gedeck

4. Katharina Schüttler

Katharina Schuettler has appeared in numerous movies and dramas. She bagged various awards for her beautiful performances in “Carlos” by Olivier Assayas, “Simon and the Oaks” by Lisa Ohlin, “The White Noise” by Hans Weingartner, and “Die Innere Sicherheit” by Christian Petzold.

Katharina Schüttler

3. Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider was born in September, 1938, in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. She was only of 15 when she moved to Germany with her family. This lady started career at the age of 15. Romy rose to fame because of her top notch and impressive style of acting.

Romy Schneider

2. Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she studied acting, and then started doing movies. She has appeared in a number of beautiful and top notch German movies and television shows.

Hildegard Knef

1. Marlene Dietrich

Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch (aka Marlene) was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. She was the daughter of an army officer. Marlene was much interested in movies and television so she decided to start career as a tv host, followed by becoming an actor of German movies.

Marlene Dietrich

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