Barbara Valentin

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Barbara Valentin
Born Ursula Ledersteger
(1940-12-15)15 December 1940
Vienna, Austria
Died 22 February 2002(2002-02-22) (aged 61)
Munich, Germany
Other names Barbara Valentine
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959-2001
Spouse(s) Helmut Dietl (1976-1983)
John Ashton (1983-1986)

Barbara Valentin (15 December 1940 – 22 February 2002) was an Austrian actress. She worked in film, often with Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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She was born Ursula Ledersteger in Vienna, Austria. Her father was the Austrian art director Hans Ledersteger and her mother the actress Irmgard Alberti. She had a half brother Alfred Ledersteger.

During the early to mid '80s, Valentin was romantically involved with Freddie Mercury, and she is featured in the video for the song "It's a Hard Life".

Valentin was calleded "the German Jayne Mansfield" during her acting career. On 22 February 2002 Valentin died of a stroke in Munich. She is buried in the Ostfriedhof in Munich.

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