She was paid one million dollars for the movie The Bourne Supremacy.
In 2005, she wrote her first book entitled "Los Angeles - Berlin. One Year.".
She wrote and directed a short movie called Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt in 2005.
In 2005, she was a member of the jury at the Berling International Film Festival.
She has her German citizenship.
Franka shares birthdays with Danny Glover, Terence Stamp and John Leguizamo.
Her great-great-grandfather was an Italian roof-tiler.
She is 1/16th Italian.
Franka plays two instraments the violin and the flute.
She speaks French, English and German fluently.
Because her hair is often bleached or dyed for movie roles, Franka has shaved off her hair bald after getting done with the movies so her hair can grow back to her natuaral color.
Before filming the movie The Bourne Identity, she had to go through a strict fitness regimen and a diet. She didn't like doing either one.
One of her hobbies is fencing.
She broke up with her boyfriend Tom Tykwer in 2002.
The writer of the movie Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer, wrote the movie specifically for Franka and casted her as the main character Lola.
She has a brother that is three years younger than she is.
Franka says that she was discovered in a public restroom in a bar.
In 1994, she graduated from high school in Germany.
Franka's father is a teacher.
Franka attended the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich and the Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.
Potente means powerful in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Her trade mark is her often changing hair color.
She is 5' 8½" tall.
Franka's character from Run Lola Run was JJ Abram's director and creator or Alias and Lost) inspiration for Sydney Bristow's red hair in the pilot episode of Alias.