Meret Becker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Meret Becker
Meret becker worms.jpg
Born (1969-01-15) 15 January 1969 (age 45)
Bremen, West Germany

Meret Becker (born 15 January 1969) is a German actress and singer.

Life and career[edit]

Becker was born in Bremen, the daughter of the actors Monika Hansen and Rolf Becker. She is the sister of Ben Becker, stepdaughter of Otto Sander and granddaughter of Claire Schlichting.

She was married 1996 to Alexander Hacke (member of a band Einstürzende Neubauten), who also contributed to her music albums, such as Noctambule. They separated in 2000, divorced in 2002.

She was a guest musician on Einstürzende Neubauten's album Ende Neu, singing one of the band's mellowest songs - "Stella Maris" - in a duet with Blixa Bargeld.

She played the character Erna Eggstein in the 1997 German film Comedian Harmonists, as well as Katya, a prostitute, in Painted Angels.

A year later, in 1998, she gave several performances along with Nina Hagen. The short but sold-out tour was titled "Wir heißen beide Anna" in which both Becker and Hagen sang several songs by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Meret has since recorded two studio albums, Nachtmahr and Fragiles. Just like the first album, both of them contain songs, poetry and short stories, played with unusual instruments and avant-garde arrangements.

In 1993, she appeared as the female singer in the U2 video for Stay (Faraway, So Close!).

In 2005, she was a supporting actress in the film Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Solo discography[edit]

  • Noctambule (1996)
  • Nachtmahr (1998)
  • Fragiles (2001)
  • Pipermint - Das Leben, möglicherweise OST (2005)

Collaborations[edit]

Selected filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]