They may have lost two world wars but the Germans have definitely made up for it by establishing their country as an economic powerhouse, winning three World Cups of football, producing legendary tennis players like Steffi Graf and Boris Becker and giving us some of the most beautiful women in the world. Here is a list of the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities in Germany.
10. Toni Garrn
Toni Garrn is a model who made her debut when she was just 15 years old. She appeared at that time as an exclusive model for Calvin Klein in its 2008 Spring/Summer fashion show in New York. She later on appeared for different designers such as Christian Dior, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. She has also appeared for Prada, Versace, Cartier, Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Zara, H&M, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. She has also appeared in catalogs and the runway of Victoria’s Secret.
9. Shannyn Sossamon
Shannyn Sossamon is of mixed descent, counting among her roots Dutch, English, Irish, French, Filipino and American blood aside from German. She first appeared as a model for Union Bay Clothing, American Eagle Outfitters and Gap. She also appeared in music videos of artists like The Goo Goo Dolls, Daft Punk, Mick Jagger and Korn. She made her breakthrough in the 2001 movie entitled “A Knight’s Tale” opposite Heath Ledger.
8. Julia Gorges
Julia Gorges is a tennis player who made her debut in 2005. After a disastrous start in which she lost in the first round of five of the seven tournaments she entered, she came back strong to win two ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments each in 2006 and 2007. She the broke through in the WTA Tour, in which she garnered semifinal status in a tournament in Stockholm. She has won six ITF tournaments and four WTA events. She has been ranked as high as number 15 in the world.
7. Alexandra Kamp
Alexandra Kamp is a model and actress who has appeared in German movies and television shows, as well as in Hollywood B-movies. Among her more prominent roles were the 1998 “Riches, Belles et Cruelles,” the Leslie Nielsen starrer “2001: A Space Travesty” and the 2003 “Sumuru.” She has also appeared in the cover of Playboy magazine. She is currently the spokesperson for Kinderhospiz, a hospital dedicated to terminally-ill children and their parents.
6. Franka Potente
Franka Potente is an actress who first appeared in the 1995 film entitled “Aufbruch.” She also played a role in the “Nach Funf im Urwald (It’s a Jungle Out There)” for which she received the 1996 Bavarian Film award for Young Talent. After doing several more German movies, she had her first English-language role in the 2001 “Storytelling.” This was followed by roles in prominent movies like “Blow” and “The Bourne Identity.” A lead role in the 2006 “Romulus, My Father” earned her an acting nomination from the Australian Film Industry. Potente also had guest roles in the television shows “The Shield” and “House.”
5. Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice is a singer and actress of German, English, Irish and Puerto Rican descent. She made her debut when she was just 10 years old in a walk-on role in the television show “Gilmore Girls.” Her first major role was in 2005 when she starred in the Nickelodeon show called “Zoey 101.” She later on received her own musical show on the channel, entitled “Victorious.” The show ended in February 2013.
4. Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch is an award-winning actress. She started out in acting by training at Berlin’s Hochschule Ernst Busch, which is a university dedicated to the improvement of drama. She had her first prominent role in 2004 in a film called “The Edukators.” The following year, Jentsch played the starring role in the movie entitled “Sophie Scholl – The Final Days.” The movie earned her Best Actress honors from a variety of award-giving bodies, including the European Film Awards and the Lolas or the German Film Awards. She also took the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The movie was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She also featured in the 2006 movie called “I Served the King of England.”
3. Diane Kruger
Her real name is Diane Heidkruger. She started out in the business in 1992 when she represented Germany in the Elite Model Look when she was just 16 years old. She then modeled for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Ferragamo, Armani, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. She made her acting debut in 2002 in the television movie “The Piano Player.” After appearing in “Michel Valliant” and “Wicker Park,” Kruger burst into prominence when she was cast in the role of Helen in the movie “Troy.” She also co-starred with Nicholas Cage in two “National Treasure” films. In 2009, she was cast by Quentin Tarantino in the war movie entitled “Inglourious Basterds,” for which she garnered a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
2. Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer is a model who began her career when she was just 17 years old. Her first big break came in the early 90s when she starred in the advertising campaigns of Guess jeans. She was then selected to become the face of Chanel. She became the first model to appear on the cover of publications like Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and People magazines. She has also modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. She has also appeared in movies like “Zoolander” and “Love Actually.” She is now the Creative Director of her own line of cashmere collection.
1. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is a model who started her career in 1992 when she won a contest called “Model 92.” She has appeared on the cover of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated and was once a prized angel of Victoria’s Secret. She is the host and executive producer of “Project Runway” and “Germany’s Next Top Model.”