Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski

Highest Rated: 97% Paris, Texas (1984)

Lowest Rated: 10% Revolution (1985)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1959

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

The long-estranged daughter of the late film star Klaus Kinski, German actress Nastassja Kinski began her career in her teens. According to most sources, her first film was director Wim Wenders' The Wrong Move (1975), although there is evidence that a German television movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen, For Your Love Only (1976), was produced first. Still not yet 20, Kinski fell in love with the much-older filmmaker Roman Polanski, who subsidized her acting training. After taking drama classes in New York and London, Kinski was deemed ready by Polanski to star in Tess (1980), a lavishly produced adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Shortly thereafter, Kinski became the dream of male college undergraduates everywhere by posing for a Richard Avedon poster wearing nothing but a large, live python which spiralled around her body. Kinski's next few films tended to capitalize on her physical attributes rather than her very real talent; in Cat People (1982), directed by her then-lover Paul Schrader, the actress' character transformed into a panther after having sex; and in Exposed (1983), she participated in one of the goofiest moments of screen erotica in history when co-star Rudolf Nureyev "played" her body with a cello bow. Compared to scenes like these, Kinski's appearance as Dudley Moore's wife in Unfaithfully Yours (1984) was downright puritanical -- but it was back to the bizarre with her role as a woman dressed in a bear suit in The Hotel New Hampshire (1985). At this point, Kinski's film output was getting a bit too beyond the fringe for most filmgoers, and she spent much of the next decade in "artistic" movies of little box-office appeal (Torrents of Spring [1989], Faraway, So Close [1991]). For a brief time, she remained in the public eye thanks to several well-publicized romances and because she gave birth to a baby without (at first) revealing the name of the father, allowing the world press to go into an torrent of speculation (the father turned out to be Egyptian producer Ibrahim Moussa, who briefly became her husband). In the early '90s, Kinski dropped from view altogether, devoting herself to her marriage to pop-music maestro Quincy Jones. In 1994, Kinski made a surprising reappearance in the "normal" role of a KGB agent in the popular movie thriller Terminal Velocity (1994) -- managing to remain clothed in her big scene, in which she was locked inside the trunk of a car and thrown from a plane in flight.The mid-nineties didn't do much to bolster Kinski's resume; Martin Donovan's Somebody is Waiting was a particularly embarrassing flop, and a series of minor television appearances (The Ring, Bella Mafia Parts I & II) were not met with any amount of critical or audience acclaim. Luckily, her film appearances fared marginally better -- in Father's Day (1997), the young actress was given the chance to perform alongside cinema veterans Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, while Antonio Tibaldi's Little Boy Blue (1997) with Ryan Phillipe found the actress in a game performance as the brutalized matriarch of an extraordinarily dysfunctional family. Kinski would go on to tackle increasingly serious subject matter in the AIDS drama One Night Stand (1997), The Lost Son (1999), a crime drama revolving around a network of pedophiles, and Peter Antonijevic's war film Savior (1998). Kinski's role choices took a lighter turn for Your Friends and Neighbors, director Neil LaBute's comedy of manners which starred the young actress as an unpredictable art assistant, and later in the made-for-cable romantic comedy TimeShare. By the late nineties, Kinski's acting was finally drawing some recognition, particularly for her part in David Bailey's psychological thriller The Intruder, as well as 2000s The Claim, another UK/Canadian collaboration. In 2001, Kinski starred alongside William Baldwin and Hart Bochner in Say Nothing, in which she played a troubled housewife whose one-time affair would turn out to be with her husb


Highest Rated Movies



57% Behind the White Glasses Actor $2.7K 2016
72% Inland Empire Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons Marie 2004
No Score Yet La Femme Musketeer Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rip It Off Misha 2003
No Score Yet Paradise Found Mette Gauguin 2003
No Score Yet Say Nothing Grace Needham 2002
No Score Yet Mary Higgins Clark's 'All Around the Town' Karen Grant 2002
No Score Yet .com for Murder Sondra 2002
No Score Yet Beyond the City Limits Misha 2001
No Score Yet The Day the World Ended Dr. Jennifer Stillman 2001
55% An American Rhapsody Margit 2001
No Score Yet Blind Terror Susan 2001
No Score Yet Diary of a Sex Addict Jane Bordeaux 2001
62% The Claim Elena 2000
13% Town & Country Alex $6.3M 2000
No Score Yet Red Letters Lydia Davis 2000
No Score Yet Susan's Plan Susan 2000
No Score Yet Cold Heart Linda 2000
No Score Yet La Magia de Marciano Katie 2000
No Score Yet A Storm in Summer Gloria Ross 2000
No Score Yet Time Share Julia Weiland Producer 2000
No Score Yet The Lost Son Deborah Spitz 1999
57% The Intruder Badge Muller 1999
60% Playing by Heart Melanie 1998
56% Savior Maria 1998
77% Your Friends & Neighbors Cheri 1998
No Score Yet Somebody Is Waiting Charlotte 1998
25% Little Boy Blue Kate West 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet Bella Mafia Sophia 1997
32% One Night Stand Karen 1997
25% Fathers' Day Collette Andrews 1997
No Score Yet The Blonde Christine 1996
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' Ariana 1996
20% Terminal Velocity Chris Morrow 1994
No Score Yet CrackerJack Katia 'K.C.' Koslovska 1994
58% Faraway, So Close! (In weiter Ferne, so nah!) Raphaela 1993
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night) Cristina 1990
No Score Yet Torrents of Spring Maria Nikolaevna Polozov 1990
No Score Yet Magdalene Magdalene 1989
No Score Yet In una notte di chiaro di luna (As Long as It's Love) (On a Moonlit Night) Joelle 1989
10% Revolution Daisy McConnahay 1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited Actor 1985
No Score Yet Harem Diane 1985
97% Paris, Texas Jane Henderson 1984
No Score Yet Maria's Lovers Maria Bosic 1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire Susie the bear 1984
33% Unfaithfully Yours Daniella Eastman 1984
No Score Yet Boarding School Deborah Collins 1983
No Score Yet Spring Symphony (Frühlingssinfonie) Clara Wieck 1983
No Score Yet The Moon in the Gutter Loretta Channing 1983
61% Cat People Irena Gallier 1982
52% One From the Heart Leila 1982
81% Tess Tess Durbeyfield 1979
No Score Yet Stay As You Are Actor 1978
40% To The Devil A Daughter Catherine 1976
No Score Yet For Your Love Only Sina Wolf 1976
No Score Yet Falsche Bewegung Mignon 1975
67% Wrong Move (Falsche Bewegung) Actor 1975


No Score Yet The District
Trish Valverde 2001


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