German people of Polish descent

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  1. Diane Kruger

    Diane Kruger


    Diane Kruger (born Diane Heidkrüger; 15 July 1976) is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film National Treasure (2004) and its sequel (2007), Bridget von Hammersmark in the Quentin Tarantino-directed war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), Anna in the sci-fi drama Mr. Nobody (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She plays the Seeker/Lacey in the romantic sci-fi thriller The Host (2013). From 2013 to 2014, she starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX television crime drama series The Bridge.

  2. Nastassja Kinski

    Nastassja Kinski


    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.

  3. Anni Friesinger

    Anni Friesinger


    Anna ("Anni") Christine Friesinger-Postma (born 11 January 1977 in Bad Reichenhall) is a former German speed skater. Her father Georg Friesinger, of Germany, and mother Janina ("Jana") Korowicka, of Poland, were both skaters; Jana was on the Polish team at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Her brother Jan is also a speed skater. Her sister Agnes is a former speed skater. In July 2010, Friesinger retired from her active sports career when she had to be treated for severe cartilage damage in her right knee joint.

  4. Natalia Avelon

    Natalia Avelon


    Natalia Avelon (born 29 March 1980, Wrocław, Poland) is a Polish-German actress and singer.

  5. Lukas Podolski

    Lukas Podolski


    Lukas Josef Podolski (born Łukasz Józef Podolski on 4 June 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Turkish club Galatasaray and the Germany national team. He is a left-footed attacker known for his strong shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side.

  6. Klaus Kinski

    Klaus Kinski


    Klaus Kinski (born Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski; 18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991) was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and was a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Cobra Verde (1987). He was considered a controversial figure in Germany. Some of his violent outbursts on set were filmed in Herzog's documentary My Best Fiend.

  7. Claudia Ciesla

    Claudia Ciesla


    Claudia Ciesla (born February 12) is a Polish-German model and actress. She is most prominent in playing roles in Bollywood.

  8. Miroslav Klose

    Miroslav Klose


    Miroslav Josef Klose (born 9 June 1978) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Lazio.

  9. Vivian Schmitt

    Vivian Schmitt


    Vivian Schmitt, formerly known as Anna B., (born 31 March 1978) is a German pornographic actress.

  10. Teresa Orlowski

    Teresa Orlowski


    Teresa Orlowski (born 29 July 1953) is a former performer in and a current producer of adult films in Germany.

  11. Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel


    Angela Dorothea Merkel (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and former research scientist who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office.

  12. Sabine Lisicki

    Sabine Lisicki


    Sabine Katharina Lisicki (born 22 September 1989) is a German professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 30 by the WTA. She turned professional in 2006 and her breakthrough came in 2009 when she reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships and won her first WTA title, the Family Circle Cup, against Caroline Wozniacki. In March 2010, she suffered an ankle injury at the Indian Wells Masters that kept her out of competition for five months and saw her fall out of the top 200.

  13. Angelique Kerber

    Angelique Kerber


    Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988) is a German-Polish professional tennis player.

  14. Andreas Wisniewski

    Andreas Wisniewski


    Andreas Wisniewski (born 3 July 1959) is a German actor and former dancer. He is best known for his portrayal of Necros in the 1987 Bond film, The Living Daylights and as Max's henchman in the 1996 blockbuster Mission: Impossible, and as one of Hans Gruber's (Alan Rickman) henchmen, Tony, in the 1988 blockbuster Die Hard.

  15. Sebastian Boenisch

    Sebastian Boenisch


    Sebastian Boenisch (born 1 February 1987) (formerly as Pniowski ) is a Polish footballer who plays as a left back for Bayer Leverkusen and the Polish national team.

  16. Stanislas Wawrinka

    Stanislas Wawrinka


    Stanislas "Stan" Wawrinka (born 28 March 1985) is a Swiss professional tennis player.

  17. Michael Delura

    Michael Delura


    Michael Delura (born 1 July 1985 in Gelsenkirchen) is a German former footballer.

  18. Dariusz Michalczewski

    Dariusz Michalczewski


    Dariusz Michalczewski (born 5 May 1968) is a Polish-German former professional boxer. He was the Lineal, WBO, WBA and IBF light-heavyweight champion, and the WBO cruiserweight champion.

  19. Suzanna von Nathusius

    Suzanna von Nathusius


    Suzanna von Nathusius (born 12 April 2000) is a Polish child television actor.

  20. Tatjana Malek

    Tatjana Malek


    Tatjana Maria (née Malek; born 8 August 1987) is a German tennis player.

  21. Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

    Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski


    Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1 March 1899 – 8 March 1972) was a German SS-Obergruppenführer (General) mainly active in Central Russia, directing anti-partisan warfare, and in Poland, leading the suppression of the Warsaw uprising. Despite his involvement in war crimes he did not stand trial in Nuremberg, but was imprisoned for politically motivated murders after the war and died in jail.

  22. Adam Matuszczyk

    Adam Matuszczyk


    Adam Matuszczyk ([ˈadam maˈtuʂt͡ʂɨk]; born 14 February 1989) is a Polish footballer who plays for Eintracht Braunschweig and is a member of the Poland national team. Naturally a left midfielder, he can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder.

  23. Erich Kempka

    Erich Kempka


    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant colonel) Erich Kempka (16 September 1910 – 24 January 1975) served as Adolf Hitler's chauffeur from 1934 to April, 1945. He was present in the area of the Reich Chancellery on 30 April 1945, when Hitler shot himself in the Führerbunker. Kempka delivered the gasoline to the garden behind the Reich Chancellery where the remains of Hitler and Eva Braun were burned. He was SS member #2,803 and served in the Allgemeine SS.

  24. Eugen Polanski

    Eugen Polanski


    Eugen Polanski (born Bogusław Eugeniusz Polański on 17 March 1986) is a Polish professional footballer who plays for German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim mainly as a defensive midfielder.

  25. Margareta Kozuch

    Margareta Kozuch


    Margareta Kozuch pol. Małgorzata Kożuch (born 30 October 1986) is a German female volleyball player who plays for Atom Trefl Sopot, and previously played for as a wing-spiker for TuS Berne Hamburg, CVMJ Hamburg, TV Fischbek who changed their name to NA Hamburg, and Unicom Starker Kerakoll Sassuolo. She was Hamburg's sportswoman of the year in 2005. She represented the German women's national volleyball team in the FIVB World Grand Prix 2009. She was German sportswoman of the year in 2010. She is of Polish origin.

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