Barbara Sukowa

Inside Biography

Barbara Sukowa is a German theatre actress best known for appearing on for the 1986 crime drama film, Rosa Luxemburg for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. She is also known for working with renowned directors Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fa s sbinder.

Early Life, Family and Education

Barbara Sukowa was born on February 2, 1950, in Bremen, Germany, in a German family. Names of her parents are not available.

It's also unknown if Barbara has a sibling or not. She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The height of the actress is 5 feet 5 inches while her weight is still under review.

She was interested in acting since her childhood and thus, Barbara performed in many drama and plays during her school days. As for her education, it's unknown in which school or college Barbara had studied at.


Barbara Sukowa made her stage debut with a production of Peter Handke's Der Ritt über den Bodensee in Berlin in 1971, the same year when she joined the ensemble of the Darmstädter National Theatre.

She then worked in collaboration with directors like Luc Bondy. She played the role of Marion in Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Büchner's Danton's Death. Later in Europe, she portrayed Desdemona in Othello and Rosalind in As You Like It.

Sukowa played the role of Mieze in the 1980 drama Berlin Alexanderplatz for which she received the German best young actress award.

She then won a German Film Award for her performance in Fa s sbinder's Lola and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her role in Die bleierne Zeit.

She won another Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival 1986 for her performance in Von Trotta's film Rosa Luxemburg.

Net Worth and Salary

Being a successful German actress, Barbara Sukowa certainly earns a decent amount of money from her theatre and film career.

According to the Net Worth Room website, the 69-year-old actress has an estimated net worth of $9,447,475. Her salary is under review but according to online records, the average annual salary of theatre actors in the United States is $28,800.

Personal Life

Moving towards the personal life of Barbara Sukowa, she is a married woman. She has been married to an artist and director, Robert Longo.

The couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony and thus both the wedding date and venue are not available. The husband-wife duo shares a child together. They are living a happy married life together. 

CAPTION: Barbara Sukowa and Robert Longo SOURCE: Flickr

Suwako is a mother of two more children; one from her first marriage to Hans-Michael Rehberg and one from her past relationship with Daniel Olbrychski.


by Arsad, 01 Sep, 2019

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