Famous People From German Fashion Industry

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 1 Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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Famous As: The First German Model to Become A Victoria's Secret Angel
Birthdate: June 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

German-American model and TV host, Heidi Klum has been featured on the cover of French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish Vogue magazines. She was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. After a successful modeling career, she became a TV host in the 2000s. She is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. 

 2 Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld
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Famous As: Director, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 19, 2019
German fashion magnate Karl Lagerfeld, son of businessman Otto Lagerfeld, had served as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. He was also a talented photographer and caricaturist, and had a penchant for collecting books. He was known for his signature sunglasses, white hair, fingerless gloves, and detachable collars.  

 3 Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rheinberg, Germany
In 2020, Claudia Schiffer stunned fans with an Instagram picture in a lacy blue gown on her 50th birthday, looking not any less desirable than a 20-something. The German model had earlier soared to fame as the face of Chanel and has graced the cover of American Vogue 16 times.
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 4 Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: September 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German beauty queen who participated in the 64th Miss Universe pageant where she was crowned Miss Universe 2015. Wurtzbach is also a model, actress, and TV personality; she had to quit her showbusiness career temporarily to participate in the beauty pageant. She is also an advocate for gender equality and works towards raising awareness of HIV.

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 5 Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Nastassja Kinski is a German actress who played a major role in the success of several European and American films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. One of the most popular German sex symbols of her generation, Kinski appeared in erotic films like Cat People. She is also renowned for her much-publicized personal life, which includes her relationship with Roman Polanski.

 6 Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss
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Famous As: Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9, 1948

Hugo Boss was a German businessman and fashion designer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular fashion houses in the world, Hugo Boss AG. Apart from maintaining his business endeavors, Hugo Boss was also a member of the Nazi Party and remained loyal to the ideology of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.

 7 Toni Garrn

Toni Garrn
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
German model/actor Toni Garrn gained recognition after signing with Calvin Klein and then modeled for Victoria's Secret. She played Reeva Steenkamp in Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer and also appeared in Spider-Man: Far from Home. An avid philanthropist, she is associated with the Because I Am a Girl campaign.
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 8 Tatjana Patitz

Tatjana Patitz
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 9 Meryem Uzerli

Meryem Uzerli
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany

Turkish-German actor and model Meryem Uzerli soared to fame playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, a role that earned her a Golden Butterfly Award. She has also appeared in German series such as Notruf Hafenkante and films such as Journey of No Return.

 10 Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 13, 2017

Known as the Rolling Stones muse, for her affairs with at least two of the iconic rock band’s members, Anita Pallenberg was an actor-model. The Rolling Stones tracks such as You Got The Silver and Angie were inspired by her. She had also studied fashion designing after recovering from drug addiction.

 11 Veruschka von Lehndorff

Veruschka von Lehndorff
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany

 12 Jordan Carver

Jordan Carver
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Famous As: Model & actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trier, Germany

Ina-Maria Schnitzer, better known to her fans as Jordan Carver, had initially been a hotel manager and then a beautician before plunging into modeling. The buxom beauty is now a renowned swimsuit and lingerie model and is the first German to appear on the cover of the British magazine Zoo.

 13 Jil Sander

Jil Sander
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: November 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wesselburen, Germany

German designer Jil Sander had been a fashion editor for Petra before she launched her own boutique. She is known for her signature minimalist aesthetic and her association with Prada, which had acquired 75% shares of her company. She later collaborated with Fast Retailing to design for Uniqlo.

 14 Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: February 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

German designer Philipp Plein is best known for his namesake brand of luxury clothing and accessories. While he initially studied law, he later drifted to interior ahd fashion designing. Over the years, he has designed everything from dog leashes to Swarovski-studded military jackets. He has also won multiple GQ awards.

 15 David Garrett

David Garrett
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

 16 Laura Berlin

Laura Berlin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 17 Sophia Thomalla

Sophia Thomalla
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 18 Nadia Hilker

Nadia Hilker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 19 Bea Fiedler

Bea Fiedler
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Witten, Germany

 20 Jessica Schwarz

Jessica Schwarz
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Famous As: Actress known for Romy (2009), No Regrets (2001) and Buddenbrooks (2008)
Birthdate: May 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erbach im Odenwald, Germany

 21 Tessa Grafin von Walderdorff

Tessa Grafin von Walderdorff
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 22 Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker
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Famous As: Designer, former actress and model
Birthdate: November 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

 23 Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu

Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 24 Lilly Krug

Lilly Krug
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 25 Micaela Schafer

Micaela Schafer
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leipzig, East Germany

 26 Lena Gercke

Lena Gercke
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Famous As: Model who won the first season of Germany's Next Topmodel and was the host of Austria's Next Topmodel (seasons 1–4)
Birthdate: February 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany

 27 Cora Schumacher

Cora Schumacher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Langenfeld, Germany

 28 Cinta Laura

Cinta Laura
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quakenbruck, Germany

 29 Uschi Obermaier

Uschi Obermaier
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sendling, Munich, Germany

 30 Briana Banks

Briana Banks
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model
Birthdate: May 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich

Briana Banks is a German American adult actress and model. Born in Germany, she later moved to USA where she began her career as a model. She eventually ventured into pornography and appeared in many popular adult videos. She was also featured in the cable TV series Vivid Valley. She was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2016.  

 31 Selma Ergeç

Selma Ergeç
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamm, Germany

 32 Jannine Weigel

Jannine Weigel
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Steinfurt, Germany

 33 Nur Fettahoğlu

Nur Fettahoğlu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany

Turkish-German actor Nur Fettahoğlu is best known for her performance as Mahidevran Sultan in the series Muhtesem Yüzyil, which has earned her several awards, such as the Beirut International Award for Best International Actress. She also holds a fashion design degree. She has also been a Sky Türk anchor.

 34 Stefanie Giesinger

Stefanie Giesinger
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany

 35 Gina-Lisa Lohfink

Gina-Lisa Lohfink
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seligenstadt, Germany

 36 Leonie Hanne

Leonie Hanne
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Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: July 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 37 Empress Schuck

Empress Schuck
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Empress Schuck is a Filipino actress, singer, dancer, model, and fashion designer. Empress is best known for her work as a child actor. In 2003, she was named the Best Child Actress at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards for her portrayal of Sandy del Rosario in her debut film 9 Mornings at the age of nine.

 38 Shermine Shahrivar

Shermine Shahrivar
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 39 Nadja Auermann

Nadja Auermann
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Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: March 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 40 Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
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Famous As: Former avant-garde, Dadaist artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, New York
Birthdate: July 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swinoujscie, Poland
Died: December 14, 1927

Part of the German avant-garde movement and a prominent Dadaist, poet and artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is best remembered for her sound poetry and her posthumously published book Body Sweats. It is believed the famous urinal Fountain sculpture thought to be a work of Marcel Duchamp was actually created by Elsa.

 41 Claudia Ciesla

Claudia Ciesla
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland

 42 Verona Pooth

Verona Pooth
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia

 43 Ursula Karven

Ursula Karven
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

 44 Palina Rojinski

Palina Rojinski
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: April 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leningrad, Soviet Union

 45 John Weitz

John Weitz
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: May 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 3, 2002

John Weitz was a menswear designer, writer, and historian. He was the son of a successful textile manufacturer. As a young man, he served in the army and joined his father’s textile business. He later started his own textile business and launched multiple clothing lines, focusing on stylish and affordable designs. He wrote fiction and non-fiction as a hobby. 

 46 Nadiuska

Nadiuska
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schierling, Bavaria, West Germany

 47 Caroline Daur

Caroline Daur
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Famous As: Fashion blogger & Model
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 48 Daniela Amavia

Daniela Amavia
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

 49 Mandala Tayde

Mandala Tayde
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 50 Sexy Cora

Sexy Cora
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Berlin, West Germany
Died: January 20, 2011