Angela Winkler

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

Angela Winkler
Angela Winkler at Cabaret Phoney Island.jpg
Winkler in 2009
Born (1944-01-22) 22 January 1944 (age 78)
Templin, Germany
Years active1967–present
AwardsGerman Film Award

Life and careerEdit

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).

Nele and Angela Winkler performing at Cabaret Phoneyisland Berlin in 2009

Winkler lives with sculptor Wiegand Wittig and has four children. Her daughter Nele, who has Down's syndrome, is also an actress, with a role in Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents and regularly on stage at RambaZamba theatre in Berlin.[1]





  1. ^ "Angela Winkler — internationales literaturfestival berlin". Berlin International Literature Festival. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (1 January 1986). "'Edith's Diary', at the Public". New York Times. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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