Iris Berben Movies and Career Information
Aug 12, 1950
Iris Berben (born 12 August 1950 in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German actress. She grew up in Hamburg, where her parents ran a restaurant. After the Six-day War in 1967 she travelled to Israel, and afterwards became the partner of the Israeli singer Abi Ofarim. Since then she has been associated with the pro-Israel lobby and has campaigned against anti-semitism. She had a son, Oliver, in 1971, but never revealed the identity of the father. In 2010, together with Bruno Ganz she was elected president of the German Film Academy.