Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski


1/24/1959, Berlin, West Germany

Birth Name

Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski



Also Known As

Anastasiya Kinski, Nastassja Nakszynski, Nastassia Kinski
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Nastassja is the daughter of the late Klaus Kinski, a German movie star of Polish origins, and his first wife, Ruth Brigitte Tocki. She has an older sister, now the German-language actress Pola Kinski. Nastassja's parents separated in 1968, and she rarely saw her father after that. Ruth…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • She was a member of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, 1988.

    • Nastassja's work in Italian includes the movies Così come sei, (in the US called Stay as You Are), In una notte di chiaro di luna (1989, in the US called On a Moonlit Night), Il Segreto (1990, in the US called The Secret), and Il sole anche di notte (1990, in the US called Sunshine Even by Night).

    • Having played the part of Loretta in the movie La Lune dans le caniveau in French, Nastassja then dubbed herself into English for the US version The Moon in the Gutter.

    • As well as playing the lead, she was a co-producer of Sharon von Wietersheim's movie Time Share.

    • She was a co-presenter of the 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981).

    • In 1981, Nastassja was nominated for a Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Motion Picture) for the role of Tess Durbeyfield in the movie Tess.

    • Her first ever screen role was in Wim Wenders' German-language movie, Falsche Bewegung. She was credited under her real name of Nastassja Nakszynski.

    • Nastassja's much younger brother Nikolai Kinski is an actor who works in German and English. He was born in 1976.

    • She has an older half-sister called Pola Kinski who is also an actress, working in German.

    • Nastassja is fluent in English, German, French, Italian and Russian and has received major awards for acting work in the first three.

    • From 1991 to 1997, she lived with the African-American composer Quincy Jones.

    • From 1984 to 1992 Nastassja was married to the film producer Ibrahim Moussa and with him had one daughter, Sonja, and one son, Aljosha. She later had a second daughter, Kenia Julia (born in 1993) with Quincy Jones. Sonja is now a model.

    • As a teenager, Nastassja spent five days in a German prison for using public transport without paying, not paying a fine, and not working in a hospital as she sentenced to do by a juvenile court.

    • Nastassja once shared an apartment with Demi Moore.

    • Her height is 5' 6½" (1.69 metres) and her reported measurements are 33-23-33½.

    • The photographer Richard Avedon took a picture of Kinski naked, with a snake wrapped around her.

    • Nastassja is the daughter of the late Klaus Kinski, a German movie actor whose real name was Nikolaus Nakszynski, from his marriage to the actress Ruth Brigitte Toecki.

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