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Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski most recently starred in Father's Day with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal for director Ivan Reitman, and will next be featured in Somebody's Waiting with Gabriel Byrne. Recently, she finished filming Savior with Dennis Quaid.

Kinski made her film debut in Wim Wenders' 1975 feature False Move after being introduced to the director at age 13. Her career quickly gained momentum when she posed for a series of high-profile fashion photographs taken by Roman Polanski which were published in the 1976 Christmas issue of Vogue magazine. The photographs prompted Polanski to cast Kinski in his landmark drama Tess, in which her stunning performance as the film's heroine earned her a Golden Globe Award as Best New Female Star of the Year in a Motion Picture.

Kinski followed up her role in Tess with memorable performances in films such as One From the Heart, Cat People, The Hotel New Hampshire and Symphony of Love, which was the winner of the Bundes Preis -- a cultural award bestowed on the film by the German government.

Kinski won the Italian Sentanello Best Actress Award for her turn in Maria's Lovers, and she also appeared in Paris, Texas and Faraway, So Close -- both winners of the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and the Special Jury Prize. In 1994, Kinski starred as a Russian spy opposite Charlie Sheen in the skydiving thriller Terminal Velocity.

Last fall, Kinski starred in the motion picture for television The Ring, based on the best-selling Danielle Steele novel.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Nastassja Kinski Facts

Birth NameNastassja Naksyznyski
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceBerlin, Germany
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Nastassja Kinski compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Famous T & A
The Claim
Paris, Texas
Cat People
Father's Day
Terminal Velocity
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