Nastassja Kinski

Born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski
24 January 1961
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Ibrahim Moussa (m. 1984–92)
Partner(s) Quincy Jones (1992–95)

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Nastassja Aglaia Kinski (born 24 January 1961) is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than 60 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), the Wim Wenders dramas Paris, Texas (1984) and Faraway, So Close! (1993), and An American Rhapsody (2001).

Kinski was born in Berlin as Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski. She is the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski and his second wife, actress Ruth Brigitte Tocki. She is of partial Polish descent as her grandfather Bruno Nakszynski was a Germanized ethnic Pole. Kinski has two half-siblings; Pola and Nikolai Kinski. Her parents divorced in 1968. After the age of 10, Kinski rarely saw her father. Her mother struggled financially to support them. They eventually lived in a commune in Munich.

In a 1999 interview, Kinski denied that her father had sexually molested her as a child, but said he had abused her “in other ways.” In 2013, when interviewed about the allegations of sexual abuse made by her half-sister Pola Kinski, she confirmed that he tried with her, but did not succeed. She said:

“ He was no father. 99 percent of the time I was terrified of him. He was so unpredictable that the family lived in constant terror.” When asked what she would say to him now, if she had the chance, she replied: “I would do anything to put him behind bars for life. I am glad he is no longer alive.

Kinski began working as a model as a teenager in Germany. Actress Lisa Kreuzer of the German New Wave helped get her the role of the dumb Mignon in Wim Wenders film The Wrong Move, where at the age of 12 she was depicted topless.

Later, she played one of the leading roles in Wenders’ film Paris, Texas (1984), as well as appearing in his Faraway, So Close (1993). In 1976, while still a teenager, Kinski had her first two major roles: in Wolfgang Petersen’s feature film-length episode Reifezeugnis of the German TV crime series Tatort. Next, she appeared in the British horror film To the Devil a Daughter (1976), produced by Hammer Film Productions, which was released in the UK just 40 days after Kinski’s fifteenth birthday, making it a virtual certainty she was only fourteen when her scenes were shot (including full frontal nudity). In regards to her early films, Kinski has stated that she felt exploited by the industry. In an interview with W, she said, “If I had had somebody to protect me or if I had felt more secure about myself, I would not have accepted certain things. Nudity things. And inside it was just tearing me apart.”

In 1978, Kinski starred in the Italian romance Stay As You Are (Così come sei) with Marcello Mastroianni, gaining her recognition in the United States after New Line Cinema released it there in December 1979. Time wrote that she was “simply ravishing, genuinely sexy and high-spirited without being painfully aggressive about it.” The film also received a major international release from Columbia Pictures.

Personal life


In 1976, when Kinski was 15, she reportedly began a romantic relationship with then 43-year-old director Roman Polanski. In a 1999 Guardian interview, she was quoted as saying that there was categorically no affair and that, “There was a flirtation. There could have been a seduction, but there was not. He had respect for me.”

In the mid-1980s, Kinski met the Egyptian filmmaker Ibrahim Moussa. They married on 10 September 1984. They have two children together; a son Aljosha (born 1984), and daughter Sonja Kinski (fr) (born 1986), who works as a model and actress. The marriage was dissolved in 1992. From 1992 until 1995, Kinski lived with musician Quincy Jones, though she kept her own apartment on Hilgard Avenue, near UCLA, at the time. In 1993, they had a daughter, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones,[28] a model known professionally as Kenya Kinski-Jones.

In 2001, Kinski stated in an interview for The Daily Telegraph she was affected by the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Selected filmography

The Wrong Move (1975)
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Tatort: Reifezeugnis (1977)
Passion Flower Hotel (also known as Boarding School, 1978)
Così come sei (also known as Stay As You Are, 1978)
Tess (1979)
One from the Heart (1982)
Cat People (1982)
Exposed (1983)
Frühlingssinfonie (de) (also known as Spring Symphony, 1983)
Moon in the Gutter (1983)
Maria’s Lovers (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
Harem (1985)
Revolution (1985)
Maladie d’amour (1987)
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, as Long as It’s Love (1989)
The Secret (1990)
The Sun Also Shines at Night (1990)
Humiliated and Insulted (1991)
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Terminal Velocity (1994)
Crackerjack (1994)
The Ring (1996)
Fathers’ Day (1997)
One Night Stand (1997)
Bella Mafia (1997)
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Savior (1998)
Susan’s Plan (1998)
Playing by Heart (1998)
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
The Lost Son (1999)
The Intruder (1999)
The Claim (2000)
The Magic of Marciano (2000)
Time Share (2000)
Quarantine (2000)
An American Rhapsody (2001)
The Day the World Ended (2001)
Town & Country (2001)
Blind Terror (TV 2001)
Say Nothing (2001)
Cold Heart (2001)
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
.com for Murder (2002)
Paradise Found (2003)
Les Liaisons dangereuses (TV miniseries 2003)
À ton image (2004)
La Femme Musketeer (TV movie 2004)
Inland Empire (2006)
The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars (short, 2013)
Sugar (2013)

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