Nastassja Kinski

Birth Day January 24th, 1961
Birth Place West Berlin, West Germany
Age 63 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Nastassja Kinski Biography

A German actress and former model, Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski is better known as Nastassja Kinski who has appeared in more than 60 films in Europe and the United States. She gained fame for her starring role in the 1979 film "Tess". She modeled in Germany before acting as she took to modeling in order to support her mother whereas a nude photo of her and a python was made into a famous poster. At the age of 12, she was cast in "The Wrong Move". Later, she starred in the horror movie "To the Devil a Daughter". She appeared in the lead role in the Italian erotic film "Stay as You Are", which had a theatrical release in the United States, too. Scroll down to read Nastassja's Full Biography, Net Worth, Personal Life, Family, Interesting Facts, Wiki, Age, Life Story, Affairs, & more.

Famous For 

  • Being a German actress and former model.
  • For her starring role in the 1979 film "Tess".

Nastassja Kinski, a famous German actress


Nastassja Kinski Early Life / Childhood Life

Nastassja Kinski took birth on 24th January 1961 with the real name or full name of Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski in West Berlin, West Germany (hometown/birth nation). She holds a German nationality and her ethnic background/ethnicity is mixed of Polish and German descent. Likewise, she is from the Christianity religion and her race is white. She happily celebrates her birthday on the 24th January of every year and she has celebrated her 60th birthday as of 2021. As per her birth date, her star sign is Aquarius. She was born to her parents; German actor Klaus Kinski (father) and his second wife, actress Ruth Brigitte Tocki (mother). Kinski has two half-siblings: Pola and Nikolai Kinski. Her parents divorced in 1968. After the age of 10, Kinski rarely saw her father. Her mother struggled financially to support them; they eventually lived in a commune in Munich. She denied that her father had molested her as a child, but said he had abused her "in other ways" in a 1999 interview. She said, "He was no father. Ninety-nine percent of the time I was terrified of him. He was so unpredictable that the family lived in constant terror." When asked what she would say to him now, if she had the chance, she replied, "I would do anything to put him behind bars for life. I am glad he is no longer alive."

Nastassja Kinski Career 

  • Nastassja Kinski commenced her modeling career as a teenager in Germany however she starred in Wim Wenders 1975 film "The Wrong Move" in the role of the mute Mignon after which she was seen in Wenders' film "Paris, Texas" (1984) in the main role and appeared in his "Faraway, So Close" (1993).
  • She had her first two major roles: in Wolfgang Petersen's feature film-length episode "Reifezeugnis" of the German TV crime series "Tatort" in 1976.
  • She then appeared in the British horror film "To the Devil a Daughter" (1976), as well as Kinski, starred in the Italian romance "Stay as You Are" ("Cosi come sei") in 1978.
  • She was also offered the title role in Polanski's upcoming film, "Tess" (1979) as she appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's romantic musical "One from the Heart" in 1982 which was her first film made in the United States. In the following year, she was also in the erotic horror movie "Cat People".
  • Later, she reteamed with Wenders for the 1984 film "Paris, Texas".
  • Kinski split her time between Europe and the United States throughout the 1980s, making "Moon in the Gutter" (1983), "Harem" (1985) and "Torrents of Spring" (1989) in Europe, and "Exposed" (1983), "Maria's Lovers" (1984), and "Revolution" (1985) in the United States.
  • She has recently starred in David Lynch's "Inland Empire" (2006) and Rotimi Rainwater's "Sugar" (2013) whereas she competed in the German "Let's Dance" show in 2016.

Nastassja Kinski Awards and Achievements 

  • Art Film Fest Awards
  • Bambi Awards for Best Young Actress
  • Bravo Otto Awards for Movie Star - Female
  • Deutscher Filmpreis Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble
  • Golden Globe Awards for
  • New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female
  • Jupiter Awards for Best International Actress
  • Nastro d'Argento Awards for Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Actress
  • Wine Country Film Festival Awards for Best Actress

Nastassja Kinski Personal Life 

Reflecting on Nastassja Kinski's personal life, she is a married woman. She reportedly began a romantic relationship with director Roman Polanski, who at the time was 43 when she was age 15 in 1976 whereas Kinski was quoted as saying in a 1999 interview in "The Guardian" that there was no affair and that, "There was a flirtation. There could have been a seduction, but there was not. He had respect for me." She has three children from different relationships. Her first child, son Aljosha Nakszynski (born 29th June 1984), was fathered by actor Vincent Spano. Kinski married Egyptian filmmaker Moussa Ibrahim on 10th September 1984, with whom she had daughter Sonja Kinski (born 2nd March 1986) however, the marriage was dissolved in July 1992. From 1992 until 1995, Kinski lived with musician Quincy Jones and they had a daughter, Kenya Julia Niambi Sarah Jones (born 9th February 1993), a model known professionally as Kenya Kinski-Jones. Again, she dated married producer Jonathan D. Krane during a brief separation from his wife, actress Sally Kellerman in 1997. As well, she has also been romantically linked with Paul Schrader, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Rob Lowe, Jon Voight, Gerard Depardieu, Dudley Moore, Milos Forman, and Wim Wenders. She was dating actor Rick Yune as of 2012. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Ibrahim Moussa and Nastassja Kinski with their kids

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Nastassja Kinski Net Worth

Moving towards Nastassja Kinski's net worth, she has a worth of around $20 million dollars as of 2021 whereas she also earns a fine amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. Kinski has done endorsement work for "L'Oreal Excellence Creme", "H&M", "Noevir (Japan)", etc from where she earns a handsome amount of money. In addition, her major source of income is from her acting as well as from her modeling career.

Nastassja Kinski Body Measurement 

Nastassja Kinski is a beautiful and versatile actress as well as a model who stands at an ideal height of around 5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm with a balanced bodyweight of around 55 kg or 121 lbs. Her deep-set eyes and a small scar on her left cheek have attracted a lot of people towards her. Graceful woman Nastassja has blonde and green eyes as her body build type is slim. Besides, Kinski stated in an interview in "The Daily Telegraph" in 2001 that she was affected by the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Her body measurement is 33-22-24 in and her bra size is 33B. Her body type is Average. Her dress size is 4 US. 

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