Childhood & Early Life
Alicia was born Alicia Gräfin von Rittberg, on December 10, 1993, in Munich, Germany, into a noble family. She has three brothers.
Alicia attended a humanities-oriented gymnasium. Her academic schedules often clashed with her acting projects, as she had been in the industry since 2000. Alicia later studied corporate management and economics at the 'Zeppelin University' in Friedrichshafen.
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Alicia made her debut in 2006, with the small role of ‘Jasmin Carnap’ in an episode of the German crime drama 'Der Alte' ('The Old Fox') for 'ZDF.' She played a different character, ‘Leonie Wintzer,’ in the same series, in 2011. Alicia starred as ‘Miriam Heitmann’ in the German TV movie ‘Die Sache mit dem Glück’ (2008) for 'ZDF.'
Alicia had a brief recurring role (five episodes, from 2008 to 2009) as ‘Lilly Sander’ in 'Meine wunderbare Familie.' She played the teenage version of the character ‘Romy’ (played by German actor Romy Schneider) in the TV biopic 'Romy.'
Alicia played ‘Charlotte Waldmann,’ the adolescent daughter of the lead character, in the 2010 two-part German TV film 'Das Geheimnis der Wale' ('The Secret of the Whales'). She was seen as ‘Gisela Kerner,’ a member of the Jewish family shown in the 2011 TV movie 'Hindenburg,' based on the Hindenburg air ship crash of 1937.
In 2011, Alicia made her film debut, as ‘Tina Brandner,’ in the German comedy 'A Very Hot Number' ('Eine ganz heiße Nummer'). She then portrayed ‘Therese Ederer’ in the German–Austrian TV movie 'A Deal with Adele' (original title: Die Verführerin Adele Spitzeder), based on the life of the notorious German actor Adele Spitzeder.
Alicia introduced the young version of the lead character ‘Luisa Keller’ (played by Senta Berger), a foster child, in the 'ZDF' film 'Und alle haben geschwiegen.' The performance earned her the 2013 'Young Artist Award' at the 'Bavarian Television Award' and the 'Günter Rohrbach Film Award' (shared with Leonard Carow). She starred as ‘Clara Liebner’ in the 2013 German TV film ‘Alles für meine Tochter' ('Everything for my Daughter').
Alicia had a brief yet important role, as ‘Emma,’ in the 2014 war film 'Fury,' which marked her Hollywood debut. She then played ‘Clara Novak,’ the granddaughter of the lead character, in the 'ARD' road movie 'Unterwegs mit Elsa.'
Her performance in the supporting role of ‘Lotte Seiler’ in the 2014 German–Austrian–Czech TV movie 'Die Hebamme' ('The Midwife'), based on Kerstin Cantz’s novel, earned a ‘New Faces’ award. She later reprised the role in the second part of the film, aired in 2016.
Alicia appeared as ‘Natasha’ in the 2016 British spy thriller 'Our Kind of Traitor' and was the lead, ‘Nadesh,’ in the 2017 German film 'Jugend ohne Gott' ('Youth without God'). Alicia earned her breakthrough TV role of ‘Ida Lenze,’ a 19th-century passionate assistant nurse, in six episodes of the first season of the 'Netflix' series 'Charité,' for which she received the 'Bambi Award' for the ‘Best German Actress’ in 2017.
Alicia was cast in the recurring role (four episodes) of ‘Anna Winteler’ in the first season of the 'National Geographic' anthology period drama 'Genius' (2017). She was seen as ‘Lotte Brendel,’ a skillful draftswoman forced to hide her talent from her father, in the 2018 TV film 'Lotte am Bauhaus' ('Lotte at the Bauhaus').
The 2019 German comedy 'Rate Your Date' featured Alicia as the lead, ‘Teresa.’ She will be seen as ‘Regine’ in the upcoming biographical drama film 'Resistance.'
Family & Personal Life
Alicia has always kept her personal life away from the media. She has not posted anything on 'Twitter' since December 2016 and has been inactive on 'Facebook' since December 2017. Thus, not much is known about her current relationship status. Reportedly, she is single.
While filming 'Lotte am Bauhaus,' Alicia was impressed with the sober style of classical modernism. She confessed she had later realized that ‘Bauhaus’ had played a crucial role in shaping her personality.