Actress who has become hugely respected during her multi-decade career for her performances in European films like Last Love (1979), Walk Me Home (1993) and Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). In 2017, she took on the role of Ines Kahnwald on the Netflix series Dark.
She trained to become a medical technologist in Stuttgart, Germany. She later took acting classes in Munich and worked as a stage actress.
She won the German Television Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the television movie Das Gewinnerlos in 2015.
She received the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award from the Norwegian government in 2006.
She co-starred with Bruno Ganz in the German film In Times of Fading Light (2017).