Capital: € 10 million
Age: 54
Born: 06/10/1965
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: actress
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Veronica Ferres is a German actress.

Early life

Veronika Maria Cäcilia Ferres saw the light of day in Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia. She grew up with three older siblings on her parents’ farm. It was not easy for Ferres during her school days and was teased by classmates. After graduating from high school in 1984, she studied German, theater and psychology at the University of Munich, which Ferres left without a degree. Then she took private acting lessons at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. There she graduated in classical acting.


Ferre’s acting debut began at the theater and was increasingly seen at theaters in Düsseldorf, Munich and in smaller cities. Her career on television then began. The comedy “Geierwally” was her first feature film. After another film, she drew attention to herself as the secretary in the ZDF series “Our Teacher Doctor 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 Buhlschaft in the famous Jedermann staging, which is traditionally performed annually in Salzburg. Further film roles followed, in which Ferres demonstrated her diversity: in historical films such as “Negroes, Negroes, Chimney Sweeps!”, In films for young people’s literature (“Die wild 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 published by the “Deutsche Akademie der Künstler- und Jugendliteratur e. V. ” honored and won the “Book of the Month” election. Two more books for children followed.

Career highlights

The leading role in the film “The Super Woman” made Ferres famous. About 2.5 million people saw the feature film. Since then, the German actress has also played roles in international productions, for example in “Les Misérables – Prisoners of Destiny”. Ferres received the Gold Adolf Grimme Award for the role of Nelly Mann in the film “The Manns – A Novel of the Century” from 2001. During her career, Ferres won several awards, including two “Bambi” awards, two “Bavarian TV Awards”, one “German TV Awards” and “Golden Romy” awards.

Famous quotes

“You are always a projection screen for fantasies and dreams, for hopes. The way you really are, stays nice within your own four walls. ”

“There is a lot that interests me. It just has to have nothing to do with the office. Especially not with computers, that’s my biggest enemy. ”

“A man is a man if 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 I like to float. But a child forces you to at least organize yourself a little. ”

“Each of us has a dark side. It is just a question of how we control this dark side or have it under control from the intellect. ”

“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 that I am as far away from a Hollywood career as an elephant from ice skating.”

Amazing facts

Veronica Ferres is married to the billionaire and entrepreneur Carsten Maschmeyer. The actress is very socially involved. For seven years she was the patron of the association “Power-Child e. V. ”, which is committed to the prevention of sexual violence against children and adolescents. Ferres has been an international ambassador for the Hadassah Medical Center in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem for years. Furthermore, she works for the relief organization “Die Arche” and is also the patron of it.


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