German Female Singers

Throughout history, there have been many German women singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female singers such as Amina Pankey, Nico, Heike Makatsch, Elke Sommer, Kim Petras.

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 1 Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 6, 1992
Marlene Dietrich initially performed on stage in Berlin and then shot to fame with The Blue Angel. She continued to rule Hollywood with films such as Morocco, Desire, and Shanghai Express. She helped German and French exiles during World War II. Openly bisexual, she was famous for her androgynous image.

 2 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.

 3 Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Audra McDonald is a singer and actress primarily known for her work on the Broadway stage. She has appeared in multiple musicals, operas, and dramas and is the recipient of six Tony Awards. She is a classically trained soprano and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera. She has also acted in many TV shows and films. 

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 4 Nico

Nico
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 5 Franka Potente

Franka Potente
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Münster, Germany

Franka Potente is a German actress who took the entertainment world by storm with her performance in her debut film, After Five in the Forest Primeval, for which she won a Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Actress. After establishing herself in her native country, she moved on to Hollywood, appearing in multiple popular films. 

 6 Kim Petras

Kim Petras
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Kim Petras is a German singer-songwriter currently based in USA. She was assigned male at birth and underwent medical gender transition as a teenager. Interested in music from a young age, she began recording music as a teenager. Her debut single topped several viral music charts on Spotify. Since then, she has released many hit albums and singles. 

 7 Heike Makatsch

Heike Makatsch
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

The daughter of former German ice-hockey player Rainer Makatsch, Heike Makatsch initially apprenticed as a dressmaker. She began her entertainment career hosting shows such as Interaktiv. She later appeared in movies such as Love Actually and Am I Beautiful? She also earned an Emmy nomination for Margarete Steiff.

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 8 Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter who rose to fame after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her debut album peaked at No.1 in Germany and was accredited Platinum. She has since released many hit albums and singles. Besides singing, she has also served as a coach on five seasons of the reality TV series The Voice Kids.  

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 9 Helene Fischer

Helene Fischer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]

Helene Fischer is a German singer, dancer, actress, and TV presenter. She attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School to study singing and acting. She made her debut in 2005 and found immediate success. Eventually, she started singing in English as well. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards and four "Krone der Volksmusik" prizes. 

 10 Nena

Nena
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagen, Germany

German singer/songwriter Gabriele Susanne Kerner, better known as Nena, soared to international fame with the hit 99 Luftballons. Known for her energetic performances, Nena is also a mother of four and has co-founded the Neue Schule Hamburg school, based on the American Sudbury model of education.

 11 Diana Damrau

Diana Damrau
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany

 12 Ari Up

Ari Up
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany [now Germany]
Died: October 20, 2010

Born into a musical family, Ari Up began experimenting with punk music early in her life. At fourteen, she co-founded post-punk band, The Slits, releasing their debut album Cut in 1979 and her first full-length solo album, Dread More Dan Dead, in 2005. Known for her wild hair and odd stage outfits, she died at forty-eight after battling breast cancer.

 13 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: December 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jarotschin, Poland
Died: August 3, 2006

 14 Zoe Wees

Zoe Wees
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

German singer-songwriter Zoe Wees soared to fame with her debut single, Control, which detailed her struggle with epilepsy. She followed it up with Girls Like Us. Raised by her mother, she first experimented with music as a child and often wrote her songs in English instead of German.

 15 Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany

Nina Hagen is a German singer-songwriter and actress. She began her career as an actress and gained fame as a singer during the punk and new wave movements in the 1970s and 1980s. Her parents are also actors and singers. Hagen is a voice-over artist as well. She is involved in human and animal rights activism. 

 16 Angela Gossow

Angela Gossow
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

German singer Angela Gossow is best known to fans as the lead vocalist of the Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy. She is one of the few female singers who use death grunts as part of their performances. An atheist and a vegan, she is quite vocal about her opinions.

 17 Jennifer Rush

Jennifer Rush
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 18 Caroline Vreeland

Caroline Vreeland
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C, United States

 19 Sandra

Sandra
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saarbrücken, Germany
Often known as the German equivalent of Madonna, singer Sandra had previously been part of the all-female trio Arabesque and the project Enigma, becoming a music sensation in the 1990s. Best known for the track (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena, she is now an established solo vocalist.

 20 Natalie Horler

Natalie Horler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bonn, West Germany

 21 Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Delmenhorst, Germany

 22 Jessica Boehrs

Jessica Boehrs
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany

 23 Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 24 Lotte Lehmann

Lotte Lehmann
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: February 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perleberg, Germany
Died: August 26, 1976

 25 Caterina Valente

Caterina Valente
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Caterina Valente is an Italian-French guitarist, multilingual singer, actress, and dancer. Valente, who sings in 11 languages, has worked with artists around the world. She has worked with international stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Chet Baker. One of her songs titled Bongo cha cha cha was used in the 2019 American film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

 26 Doro

Doro
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

 27 Mandy Capristo

Mandy Capristo
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

 28 Sofia Toufa

Sofia Toufa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Germany

 29 C.C.Catch

C.C.Catch
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Famous As: Pop singer
Birthdate: July 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oss, Netherlands

 30 Yvonne Catterfeld

Yvonne Catterfeld
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
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 31 Cinta Laura

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

 32 Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient

Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: December 6, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 26, 1860

 33 Maya Karin

Maya Karin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany

 34 Claudia Emmanuela Santoso

Claudia Emmanuela Santoso
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cirebon, Indonesia

 35 Jannine Weigel

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

 36 Mia Magma

Mia Magma
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gilching, Germany

 37 Hanna Schygulla

Hanna Schygulla
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorzow, Poland

 38 Sandra Nasić

Sandra Nasić
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

 39 Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Knef
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: February 1, 2002

 40 Adele Spitzeder

Adele Spitzeder
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 9, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 28, 1895

 41 Sibylle Baier

Sibylle Baier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Germany

 42 Nadja Benaissa

Nadja Benaissa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 43 Shirin David

Shirin David
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 44 Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Münster, West Germany

 45 Namika

Namika
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 46 Ivorian Doll

Ivorian Doll
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flensburg, Germany

 47 Juju

Juju
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 48 Anna Magdalena Bach

Anna Magdalena Bach
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: September 22, 1701
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zeitz
Died: February 27, 1760

 49 Vanessa Mai

Vanessa Mai
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Backnang, Germany

 50 Carola Neher

Carola Neher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: June 26, 1942