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September 29, 2022

“The German Jayne Mansfield”: 30 Fabulous Photos of Barbara Valentin in the 1960s

Born 1940 as Ursula Ledersteger in Vienna, Austrian actress Barbara Valentin was best known for playing prominent roles throughout the 1970s in films directed by West German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Nicknamed “the German Jayne Mansfield” for being part of many erotic thrillers early in her career, Valentin went on to establish herself as a character actress by collaborating with Fassbinder. She also played important roles in television series, such as Berlin Alexanderplatz, Der ganz normale Wahnsinn, and SOKO 5113.

During the 1980s, Valentin lived with British singer and record producer Freddie Mercury at an apartment in Munich, Germany. She supported organizations that fought against AIDS and remained friend with Mercury at the time of his death from AIDS.

Valentin passed away in 2002 at the age of 61 after suffering a stroke. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of young Barbara Valentin in the 1960s.


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