Ten fun facts about Nastassja Kinski


Fact 1
She was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski. Both of Nastassja’s parents were German actors, giving her an early introduction to the world of acting.

Fact 2
Her career began in modeling, before actress Lisa Kreuzer helped her land her first role in the film The Wrong Move.

Fact 3
In 1981, Nastassja was photographed unclothed with a python coiled around her body, and the photograph went on to become a popular poster.


Fact 4
In 1976, she made her first two major appearances. The first was in the British horror film To the Devil a Daughter and then in a feature-length episode of the German television crime show Tatort.

Fact 5
Nastassja received greater recognition from American audiences after the Italian film Stay As You Are was released in the United States in 1979 by New Line Cinema.

Fact 6
Following that, she was convinced by director Roman Polanski to study acting in the United States. He then cast her as the title character in his film Tess in 1979, for which Nastassja won a Golden Globe Award.

Fact 7
Perhaps the most critically acclaimed film in which she appeared is Paris, Texas, which garnered the top award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Fact 8
In 1982, she starred in the film One from the Heart, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Unfortunately, the film was a failure at the box office, and is best known for its powerful score.

Fact 9
Other notable appearances in American cinema were her roles in 1994 in Terminal Velocity and in 1997 in One Night Stand.

Fact 10
Over the course of her career, Nastasjja has appeared in a total of more than 60 films in both Europe and the United States.


Go to more people facts ❯


LOAD COMMENTS AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
RELATED FACTS

MORE IN PEOPLE/CELEBRITIES

Short about Nastassja Kinski
Is a German actress who has acted in films in Europe as well as Hollywood.



Related facts about


Marion Cotillard

Katharine Hepburn

Diane Kruger

Kirsten Dunst

Robin Wright