Best Actress German Film Award winners

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  1. Romy Schneider
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    Romy Schneider

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    Romy Schneider (23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a film actress born in Vienna and held German and French citizenship. She started her career in the German Heimatfilm genre in the early 1950s when she was 15. From 1955 to 1957 she played the central character of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the Austrian Sissi trilogy. In 1958 she met Alain Delon and they became engaged; Schneider moved to France where she made successful and critically acclaimed films with some of the most notable film directors of that era. Her engagement to Delon ended in 1963 and Schneider subsequently married twice. The son from her first marriage died in an accident in 1981 when he was 14. In May 1982, aged 43, Schneider was found dead of cardiac arrest in her Paris apartment.


  2. Sibel Kekilli
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    Sibel Kekilli

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    Sibel Kekilli (born 16 June 1980) is a German actress. She gained public attention after starring in the 2004 film Head-On. She won two Lolas, the most prestigious German film awards, for her performances in Head-On and When We Leave. In 2011, she became known also for her role as Shae in the HBO series Game of Thrones.


  3. Nastassja Kinski
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    Nastassja Kinski

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    Nastassja Aglaia Kinski (born 24 January 1961) is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than sixty films in Europe and the United States. She enjoyed her worldwide breakthrough with Stay As You Are (1978), then came to global prominence with her Golden Globe Award-winning performance as the title character in the Roman Polanski–directed film Tess (1979). Other notable films in which she acted include the erotic horror Cat People (1982), two Wim Wenders dramas Paris, Texas (1984) and Faraway, So Close! (1993), and An American Rhapsody (2001). She is the daughter of the actor Klaus Kinski.


  4. Isabelle Huppert
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    Isabelle Huppert

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    Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert (born 16 March 1953) is a French actress of stage and screen who has appeared in more than 100 film and television productions since her 1971 debut. She won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for The Lacemaker (1977) and the César Award for Best Actress for La Ceremonie (1995). She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 14 nominations. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009.


  5. Jana Brejchová
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    Jana Brejchová

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    Jana Brejchová (born 20 January 1940) is a Czech film actress. She has appeared in more than 70 films since 1953. She was married to actor Vlastimil Brodský and director Miloš Forman. Her younger sister, Hana is also an actress who appeared in Miloš Forman's films Loves of a Blonde and Amadeus.


  6. Liselotte Pulver
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    Liselotte Pulver

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    Liselotte Pulver (born October 11, 1929), sometimes credited as Lilo Pulver, is a Swiss actress. Pulver was one of the stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, where she often was cast as a tomboy. She is well known for her hearty and joyful laughter.


  7. Martina Gedeck
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    Martina Gedeck

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    Martina Gedeck (born 14 September 1961) is a German actress. She came to broader, international attention due to her roles in films such as Mostly Martha (2001), The Lives of Others (2006), and The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). She has won numerous awards, including the Deutscher Filmpreis in 1997 for Supporting Actress in Life is All You Get, and in 2002 for Actress in Mostly Martha.


  8. Julia Jentsch
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    Julia Jentsch

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    Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and Liza in I Served the King of England.


  9. Zuhal Olcay
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    Zuhal Olcay

    5,526 views

    Zuhal Olcay (née İşanç) (born 10 August 1957 in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey) is a famous Turkish actress and singer.


  10. Barbara Sukowa
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    Barbara Sukowa

    4,593 views

    Barbara Sukowa (born 2 February 1950) is a German theatre and film actress. She is best known for her work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder as well as her work with Margarethe von Trotta which spans over 3 decades and 7 films.


  11. Sabine Sinjen
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    Sabine Sinjen

    4,379 views

    Sabine Sinjen (18 August 1942 – 18 May 1995) was a German film actress. She appeared in 54 films between 1957 and 1994.


  12. Katja Riemann
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    Katja Riemann

    3,816 views

    Katja Hannchen Leni Riemann (born 1 November 1963 in Weyhe-Kirchweyhe, Germany) is a German actress.


  13. Nadja Tiller
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    Nadja Tiller

    4,735 views

    Nadja Tiller (born March 16, 1929, Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian actress. She was one of the most popular Austrian actresses of the 1950s and 1960s.


  14. Hanna Schygulla
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    Hanna Schygulla

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    Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943) is a German actress and chanson singer. Long associated with the theater and film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, for whom Schygulla first worked in 1965, she is generally considered the most prominent German actress of the New German Cinema.


  15. Elisabeth Bergner
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    Elisabeth Bergner

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    Elisabeth Bergner (August 22, 1897 – May 12, 1986) was a German language film and stage actress who acted in Germany until moving to England to escape the Nazi threat to the Jews. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film All About Eve was reportedly based on her own experience of employing a young female admirer who then tries to upstage her.


  16. Nina Hoss
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    Nina Hoss

    3,510 views

    Nina Hoss (born 7 July 1975) is a German actress.


  17. Juliane Köhler
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    Juliane Köhler

    2,699 views

    Juliane Köhler (born 6 August 1965) is a German theatre, television and film actress.


  18. Ruth Leuwerik
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    Ruth Leuwerik

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    Ruth Leuwerik (born 23 April 1924) is a German film actress. She appeared in 34 films between 1950 and 1977. Leuwerik is probably best known for her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in the films The Trapp Family and The Trapp Family in America. In the 1950s she and Dieter Borsche were considered as the ideal couple of the German film. In 1962 she starred in the Helmut Käutner film Redhead, which was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival. She is a five-time Bambi award winner.


  19. Sylvie Testud
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    Sylvie Testud

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    Sylvie Testud (born 17 January 1971) is a French actress, writer and film director. Her film career began in 1991 and she has since won two César Awards for highly acclaimed performances.


  20. Ilse Werner
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    Ilse Werner

    1,733 views

    Ilse Werner (née Ilse Charlotte Still, 11 July 1921 – 8 August 2005) was a Dutch-German actress and singer.


  21. Hannelore Elsner
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    Hannelore Elsner

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    Hannelore Elsner (born Hannelore Elstner on 26 July 1942 in Burghausen, Bavaria) is a German actress. After finishing drama school she worked in theatres in Berlin and München. Later she starred in films and TV series such as Die Schwarzwaldklinik. She is known for her role as the lead character Inspector Lea Sommer in the German detective series Die Kommissarin.


  22. Margit Carstensen
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    Margit Carstensen

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    Margit Carstensen (born 29 February 1940) is a German theatre and film actress, best known outside Germany for roles in the works of film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


  23. Gisela Uhlen
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    Gisela Uhlen

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    Gisela Uhlen (16 May 1919 – 16 January 2007) was a German film actress and occasional screen writer.


  24. Vera Tschechowa
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    Vera Tschechowa

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    Vera Tschechowa (born 22 July 1940) is a German film actress. She has appeared in more than 50 films since 1957. She was born in Berlin, Germany and is related to Russian author Anton Chekhov and Russian-German actress Olga Chekhova.


  25. Marianne Hoppe
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    Marianne Hoppe

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    Marianne Hoppe (April 26, 1909 – October 23, 2002) was a distinguished German theatre and film actress.


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