Fast Facts

  • Lived in a commune in Munich, West Germany, with her mother after her parents' divorce.
  • Moved to the United States when director Roman Polanski convinced her to study acting and English for her role in Tess (1979).
  • As a teenager she was neighbors, and later roommates, with Demi Moore; she encouraged Moore to go into modeling and acting.
  • At 18, she was photographed by Richard Avedon in what became her signature image - nude, with a large python wrapped around her body.
  • An active supporter of the International Red Cross, Sports for Peace and Cinema for Peace.


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  • 1981, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner
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  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee


  • Pola Kinski — Half Sister
  • Sonja Kinski — Daughter
  • Aljosha Nakzynski Kinski — Son
  • Ibrahim Moussa — Ex-husband
  • Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones — Daughter
  • Klaus Kinski — Father
  • Nikolai Kinski — Half Sister
  • Ruth Brigitte Tocki — Mother
  • Lara Lamberti — Cousin
  • Quincy Jones — Ex-significant Other


  • Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Los Angeles,CA


  • Birth Name: Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski
  • Birth Place: West Berlin, West Germany
  • Profession: Actor

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