Nastassja Kinski

Actor
As the daughter of one of cinema's most intense and psychotic actors, Nastassja Kinski emerged in her own right as a sensual, albeit aloof, actress who, for a time, was relegated to B-movie status despite several ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1960 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Actor (65)

Living in Neon Dreams 2014 (Movie)

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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

Special Appearance (Actor)

Dangerous Liaisons 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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La Femme Musketeer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

In Your Image 2003 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

Mary Higgins Clark's All Around the Town 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Paradise Found 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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American Rhapsody 2001 (Movie)

Margit (Actor)

Rip It Off 2001 (Movie)

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The Lost Son 2001 (Movie)

Deborah Spitz (Actor)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

.Com for Murder 2000 (Movie)

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A Storm in Summer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Cold Heart 2000 (Movie)

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Diary of A Sex Addict 2000 (Movie)

sex therapist (Actor)

Quarantine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Red Letters 2000 (Movie)

Lydia Davis (Actor)

The Claim 2000 (Movie)

Elena Dillon (Actor)

Susan's Plan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Magic of Marciano 1999 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Little Boy Blue 1998 (Movie)

Kate West (Actor)

Savior 1998 (Movie)

Maria Rose (Actor)

The Intruder 1998 (Movie)

Badge Muller (Actor)

Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 (Movie)

Cheri (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Collette Andrews (Actor)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Somebody Is Waiting 1997 (Movie)

Charlotte Ellis (Actor)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

Chris Morrow (Actor)

Faraway, So Close 1993 (Movie)

Raphaela (Actor)

La Bionda 1993 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

L' Alba 1991 (Movie)

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Il Segreto 1990 (Movie)

Lucia (Actor)

Night Sun 1990 (Movie)

Cristina (Actor)

The Insulted and the Humiliated 1990 (Movie)

Natasha (Actor)

Torrents of Spring 1990 (Movie)

Maria Nikolaevna Polozov (Actor)

Silent Night 1988 (Movie)

Magdalena (Actor)

Maladie d'amour 1987 (Movie)

Juliette (Actor)

Fruhlingssinfonie 1986 (Movie)

Clara Wieck (Actor)

Harem 1985 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

Maria Bosic (Actor)

Revolution 1985 (Movie)

Daisy McConnahay (Actor)

Paris, Texas 1984 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 (Movie)

Susie--the Bear (Actor)

Unfaithfully Yours 1984 (Movie)

Daniella Eastman (Actor)

Exposed 1983 (Movie)

Elizabeth Carlson (Actor)

The Moon in the Gutter 1983 (Movie)

Loretta Channing (Actor)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Irena Gallier (Actor)

One From the Heart 1981 (Movie)

Leila (Actor)

Reifezeugnis 1981 (Movie)

Sina Wolf (Actor)

Tess 1980 (Movie)

Tess (Actor)

Leidenschaftliche Bluemchen 1978 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Cosi' come sei 1977 (Movie)

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To the Devil, a Daughter 1975 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Falsche Bewegung 1974 (Movie)

Mignon (Actor)

Crackerjack (TV Show)

Actor

Say Nothing (TV Show)

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The Day the World Ended (TV Show)

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Time Share (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the daughter of one of cinema's most intense and psychotic actors, Nastassja Kinski emerged in her own right as a sensual, albeit aloof, actress who, for a time, was relegated to B-movie status despite several acclaimed performances. After receiving her start in German movies, some of which gained notoriety for the underage actress playing sexual characters, Kinski attained international stardom as the titular heroine in mentor Roman Polanski's Oscar-nominated "Tess" (1979). Kinski found herself the object of desire when photographer Richard Avedon shot a nude poster of her coiled with a snake that became quite popular in college dorm rooms. She later starred in Paul Schrader's erotic horror thriller, "Cat People" (1982), while engaging in a brief, but long remembered affair with the director. Kinski gave one of her most affecting performances as an estranged wife in the arthouse hit, "Paris, Texas" (1984), before spending the remainder of the decade and beyond in a series of forgettable Italian-made movies. Though she retreated from the limelight for the most part to concentrate on raising her first two children, Kinski became the focus of tabloid excess when it was revealed that famed musician-producer Quincy Jones was the father of her second daughter. The newfound attention sparked a renewed film career which saw Kinski deliver strong turns in "The Ring" (NBC, 1996), "Your Friends & Neighbors" (1998) and "The Claim" (2000), before she again bowed out of the spotlight in 2006. Despite her spotty film résumé, Kinski was notable for her strong allure onscreen and off that continued to enthrall audiences across generations.

Relationships

Jean-Jacques Beineix Director

Companion
Began relationship when he directed her in "Moon in the Gutter" (1983) No longer together

Kenya Jones

Daughter
Born Feb. 9, 1993; father, Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones Actor

Companion
Dated and lived together 1992-95 No longer together

Klaus Kinski Actor

Father
Born Oct. 18, 1926; Nastassja was estranged from him due to parents' 1960 divorce Died Nov. 23, 1991

Sonja Kinski Actor

Daughter
Born March 2, 1986; father, Ibrahim Moussa

Pola Kinski Actor

Half-Sister
Born March 23, 1952 Pola alleged in her 2013 memoir Kindermund (From the Mouths of Children) that their father Klaus had sexually abused her; Nastassja called her a heroine for sharing story

Nikolai Kinski Actor

Half-Brother
Born July 30, 1976

Jonathan D Krane Producer

Companion
Dating as of 1997

Rob Lowe Actor

Companion
Became involved while filming "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984) No longer together

Ibrahim Moussa Producer

Husband
Married Sept. 10, 1984 Divorced July 18, 1992

Aljosha Moussa

Son
Born July 16, 1984; father, Ibrahim Moussa

Roman Polanski Actor

Companion
Began romantic relationship 1976; he was 43 and she was 15; guest edited a photo spread featuring her in issue of French Vogue Directed her in the film "Tess" (1979)

Paul Schrader Screenplay

Companion
Had relationship during filming of "Cat People" (1982)

Ruth Tocki

Mother
Divorced from Nastassja's father Klaus 1960

EDUCATION

educated at schools in Rome, Munich and Caracas

studied with Lee Strasberg under sponsorship of Roman Polanski

Milestones

1998

Offered fine supporting turn as a lesbian artist's assistant in Neil LaBute's "Your Friends and Neighbors"

1997

Returned to US films with "Little Boy Blue," "Father's Day," and "One Night Stand"

1996

Starred in "Danielle Steel's 'The Ring'" (NBC)

1994

Made US TV-movie debut in "Crackerjacks" (HBO)

1993

Played an angel in Wenders' "Faraway, So Close"

1984

Worked with Wim Wenders again on his English-language "Paris, Texas"

1984

Turned to comedy with "Unfaithfully Yours"

1982

Made first US films, "One From the Heart" and "Cat People"

1981

Posed for bestselling nude poster by photographer Richard Avedon

1979

Breakthrough role as title character in "Tess", directed by Roman Polanski

1976

Appeared in Wolfgang Petersen's "Reifezeungnis", a film made for German TV

1975

Feature film debut, a slient part in Wim Wenders' "Falsche Bewegung/False Moves/Wrong Move"

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