Angela Winkler

Angela Winkler (born 22 January 1944) is a German actress.

Angela Winkler
Born (1944-01-22) 22 January 1944
Years active1967–present
AwardsDeutscher Filmpreis

Life and career

Born in Templin, Winkler trained to be a medical technologist in Stuttgart. Interested in theater, she went to Munich, where she took acting classes with Ernst Fritz Fürbringer. In 1967, she had her first role at the theater in Kassel.

In 1969, she played the lead role in Peter Fleischmann's film Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern. After seeing this film, Peter Stein offered her a position at the Berliner Schaubühne. Winkler performed in Berlin from 1971 to 1978.

Her next film, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta, made her a star in 1975. For the role of Katharina Blum, she received the Filmband in Gold. In 1979, she won international fame as the mother of Oskar Matzerath in Schlöndorff's Oscar-winning film The Tin Drum, an adaption of the famous book of the same name by Günter Grass.

More recently, Winkler appeared in Dark (2017) – the first German-language Netflix original series – and as Miss Tanner in Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria (2018).

Winkler lives with sculptor Wiegand Wittig and has four children.





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