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Hella von Sinnen is a well-known German comedian and television presenter. From 2003 to 2010 she was an integral part of the advice team for the comedy show “Genial NEXT – The Comedy Arena”. She was also in a relationship with Cornelia Scheel, the adopted daughter of former German President Walter Scheel, from 1992 to 2015. Hella von Sinnen is known for her special commitment to fighting discrimination against gays and lesbians and is involved in many projects.
Hella von Sinnen was born on February 2, 1959 in Gummersbach near Cologne under the name Hella Kemper. She grew up in the local area and graduated from high school in 1977 together with the well-known presenter Jürgen Domian. Both are still friends to this day. After graduating from school, Hella studied theatre, film and television, German and education in Cologne. However, she broke off her studies prematurely and shortly afterwards founded the cabaret group “Stinkmäuse” together with Dirk Bach and Dada Stievemann. Hella was also a member of an ensemble group in the “Theater in der Filmdose” which belonged to the famous film and theater director Walter Bockmayer. The resulting contact with Bockmayer ensured the appropriate connection to the cabaret scene in Cologne. In 1986, Hella played the nurse Rita in the film A Virus Knows No Morals. The film by Rosa von Praunheim was the first German film about AIDS.
Hella received its first notable media attention in 1988 through the RTLPlus show “Allesnicht oder?!”. In addition to Hella von Sinnen, the show was also moderated by Hugo Egon Balder. There she caused a stir with her striking and extravagant costumes, which she changed with every recording. In addition to their concise onomatopoeia, the colorful costumes and clothing became the trademark of Hella von Sinne. The special pieces of clothing were all designed by Cologne art students. Hella achieved particular success with her stage program “I brake for men too”, with which she toured Germany for two years. In 1994 she also had a voice acting role in the famous Disney film The Lion King. There Hella spoke the hyena Shenzi in the German version of the film, in the original version this role was spoken by Whoopie Goldberg. She took on other dubbing roles with her flatmate Dirk Bach in the German version of the comedy show “Little Brittain”. Hella von Sinnen was also a frequent guest on the ZDF program “Blond am Freitag”. It is best known, however, in the TV format “Ingeniously next to it – the Comedy Arena”. Alongside Hugo Egon Balder, she was an integral part of the show from 2003 to 2010. It is striking that the two use the generic name on the show and insult each other, although they are very good friends in private life. Hella was again an integral part of the quiz show “Stadt Land… – Promi Spezial” and presented the RTL 2 clip show “Klick-Stars” in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, Hugo Egon Balder moderated a new show entitled “Der Klugere kippt nach” in which Hella was a regular guest. From 2016 she was back on the RTL channel in the TV format “Die Kirmeskönige” and presented the program together with Balder. Since March 2017 there has been a new edition of “Ingeniously next to it – the Comedy Arena” on the Sat-1 channel, in which Hella is once again a permanent part of the advice team. At the same time, the “Comic Talk” section is moderated on the online portal Massenpoker-TV.
Hella’s work has been recognized with a number of awards over the course of her long career. Among other things, she received the Bambi in 1990 for her artistic and creative work. Hella was able to achieve the greatest success as a member of the ensemble in the show “Ingenious next to it”. There she received the German Comedy Award in 2003, the German Television Award in 2004 and the Romy Award in 2005. In 2016, Hella was also nominated for the Grimme Prize in the entertainment/special category for her performance in “Der Klugere kippt nach”.
“Ass out, tits out – it’s always amazing that this ploy can still guarantee and ensure a woman’s success.”
– Hella out of her mind
“Even lesbians need handbags.”
– Hella out of her mind
Hella’s mother died in a house fire on Christmas Eve in 1988. Hella lived in the same house, but because her parents divorced, she was with her brother in Gummersbach with her father. She wanted to spend her mother’s birthday on December 26 with her mother, but that never happened.