|Estimated value:||€10 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||actress|
Veronica Ferres is a German actress.
Veronika Maria Cäcilia Ferres was born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia. She grew up with three older siblings on her parents’ farm. During her school days, Ferres didn’t have it easy and was teased by her classmates. After graduating from high school in 1984, she studied German, theater studies and psychology at the University of Munich, which Ferres left without a degree. She then took private acting lessons at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. There she graduated in classical acting.
Ferre’s acting debut began in the theater and she was increasingly seen in theaters in Düsseldorf, Munich and in smaller cities. Then her career in television began. The comedy “Geierwally” was her first feature film. After another film, she drew attention to herself in the role of the secretary in the ZDF series “Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht”. Numerous other film productions followed, such as “Schtonk!” or “Rossini – or the murderous question of who slept with whom”. From 2002 to 2004, Ferres played the paramour in the famous Jedermann production, which is traditionally performed annually in Salzburg. Other film roles followed, in which Ferres demonstrated her diversity: she was able to do both in historical films such as “Neger, Neger, Chimney Sweep!”, in film adaptations of young adult literature (“Die wilden Hühner”) or in comedies such as “My old friend Fritz”. shine. In addition to acting, Ferres also works as a producer: in 2012 she founded her own production company “Construction Filmproduktion” in Munich. Veronica Ferres also made a name for herself as an author: in 2007 she published her first children’s book “No, I don’t go with strangers!”. The book was funded by the “German Academy for Artists and Young People’s Literature e. V.” honored and won the “Book of the Month” election. Two more books for children followed.
The leading role in the film “Das Superweib” made Ferres famous. About 2.5 million people saw the feature film. Since then, the German actress has also embodied roles in international productions, for example in “Les Misérables – Prisoners of Fate”. For the role of Nelly Mann in the film “The Manns – A Century Roman” from 2001, Ferres received the Adolf Grimme Prize in gold. During her career, Ferres won several prizes, including the “Bambi” twice, the “Bavarian Television Prize” twice, the “German Television Prize” once and the “Golden Romy”.
“One is always a projection surface for fantasies and dreams, for hopes. The way you really are stays within your own four walls.”
“There’s a lot that interests me. It just can’t have anything to do with the office. Especially not with a computer, that’s my biggest enemy.”
“A man is a man when he dares to cry. The important thing is the voice, the hands and a certain melancholy in the eyes.”
“I have a chaotic structure and like to let myself drift. But having a kid forces you to be at least a little organized.”
“Every one of us has a dark side. It’s just a matter of how intellectually we control or handle this dark side.”
“You don’t have to be a mother to play a mother, just like you don’t have to be a murderer to play a murderer.”
“I realize I’m as far from a Hollywood career as an elephant is from skating.”
Veronica Ferres is married to billionaire entrepreneur Carsten Maschmeyer. The actress is very socially involved. For seven years she was patron of the association “Power-Child e. V.”, which is committed to preventing sexual violence against children and young people. For years, Ferres has been the international ambassador for Hadassah Medical Center in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. Furthermore, she is committed to the aid organization “Die Arche” and is also its patron.
|Estimated value:||€10 million|