Yvonne Catterfeld

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Yvonne Catterfeld
Das Leben ist zu lang (Österreichpremiere 2010.09.01) Yvonne Catterfeld 1.jpg
Background information
Birth name Yvonne Catterfeld
Born (1979-12-02) 2 December 1979 (age 35)
Origin Erfurt, Germany
Genres Pop, Soul, Adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Years active 2001–present
Labels Hansa (BMG)
Website www.yvonnecatterfeld.de
Yvonne Catterfeld with boyfriend Oliver Wnuk (December 2007)

Yvonne Catterfeld (born 2 December 1979 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German singer, actress and TV host.


Catterfeld was born in Erfurt, Thuringia (part of the then East Germany) in 1979. At the age of 15, she started playing the piano and the flute, simultaneously taking her first dance and vocal lessons. After her high school graduation she studied Pop and Jazz at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig for two years. In 1998 she released her first recordings titled KIV. It contained only seven songs and only found little to no recognition in the music industry.

After her studies, Yvonne participated in the singing contest Stimme 2000 (briefly performing under the name Vivianne), where she met manager and later BMG boss Thomas Stein, who offered her a contract with the sub-label Hansa Music. In 2001, she released her first official single, Bum, a cover of the same-titled All Saints track, but once again the record did not enter the charts. However her following three singles (Komm zurück zu mir, Niemand sonst and Gefühle) helped to increase Catterfeld's popularity. In 2002, she became part of popular German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten, where she played the role of Julia Blum until 2005. Due to her TV presence Yvonne finally found popular success with her fourth single produced by Dieter Bohlen and entitled Für dich, which went to number 1 in the German, Austrian and Swiss singles charts. Her first album Meine Welt saw similar success and was eventually certified Platinum. One year later she was able to reprise this success with Du hast mein Herz gebrochen and her second album Farben meiner Welt.

In November 2000, Catterfeld became the lead actress in the historical telenovela Sophie – Braut Wider Willen. However, the show did not perform to the network's expectations and as a result it was cancelled in March 2006 after 65 episodes. At the same time, Yvonne released her first single in English entitled Where Does The Love Go, a collaboration with singer Eric Benét.

In 2006, Catterfeld released her fourth studio album, Aura.

January 2005 she dated German actor Wayne Carpendale; they separated in August 2007. She has been dating German actor Oliver Wnuk since October 2007.

Catterfeld has also recently become a spokesperson for Proactiv Solution.

Because of her resemblance to Romy Schneider, Catterfeld had been cast to play the title role in the Warner Bros. 2009 film Eine Frau wie Romy (A Woman Like Romy).[1][2] The project was cancelled in July 2009.[3]



Year Title Chart Positions Certification[4]
2003 Meine Welt 1 4 3 Platinum
2004 Farben meiner Welt 2 9 7 Gold
2005 Unterwegs 1 4 18 Gold
2006 Aura 10 17 26
2010 Blau im Blau 37 44
2013 Lieber so 21


Year Title Chart Positions Album
2001 Bum Non Album track
2001 Komm zurück zu mir 76 Meine Welt
2002 Niemand Sonst 31
2003 Gefühle 26
Für dich 1 1 1
2004 Du hast mein Herz gebrochen 1 4 6 Farben Meiner Welt
Du bleibst immer noch du 21 30 53
Sag mir – Was meinst du? 14 21 39
2005 Glaub an mich 3 6 15 Unterwegs
Eine Welt ohne Dich 31 52
2006 Where Does The Love Go (Feat. Eric Benét) 28 63 35 Aura
Erinner' mich Dich zu vergessen 6 22 23
2007 Die Zeit ist reif 55
2010 Blau im Blau 52 Blau im Blau
2013 Pendel 59 Lieber so


  • 2002: Atlantic Affairs
  • 2004: Große Haie – Kleine Fische (Shark Tale), German dubbing voice for Angie (Renée Zellweger)
  • 2005: Chartbreak Hotel
  • 2005: Sophie – Braut wider Willen
  • 2007: Das Geheimnis des Königssees
  • 2007: Wenn Liebe doch so einfach wär'
  • 2007: Keinohrhasen
  • 2007: U900
  • 2008: Hexe Lilli: Der Drache und das magische Buch
  • 2009: Schatten der Gerechtigkeit
  • 2009: Eine Frau wie Romy as Romy Schneider
  • 2009: Engel sucht Liebe
  • 2009: Der Vulkan
  • 2009: Zweiohrküken
  • 2009: Das Geheimnis des Königsees
  • 2010: Die Frau des Schläfers
  • 2010: Das Leben ist zu lang
  • 2010: The Promise
  • 2011: Am Ende der Hoffnung
  • 2011: Das Mädchen auf dem Meeresgrund
  • 2012: Plötzlich 70!
  • 2013: Nur eine Nacht
  • 2013: Helden - Wenn dein Land dich braucht
  • 2014: Beauty and the Beast



  • 2004: Große Haie – Kleine Fische
  • 2008: Hexe Lilli – Der Drache und das magische Buch


Jahr Auszeichnung Kategorie
2003 Bambi Shooting-Star
Goldene Stimmgabel Erfolgreichste Solistin Pop
Goldener Wuschel Shooting Star des Jahres
BRAVO Otto TV-Star weiblich
2004 Berliner Bär (BZ-Kulturpreis) Pop
Echo Künstlerin National Rock/Pop
Bild Osgar
BRAVO Otto TV-Star weiblich


  1. ^ Sander, Daniel (12 February 2008). "Ein Soap-Sternchen gibt den Weltstar" (in German). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ich hatte eine Gänsehaut". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Catterfeld sagt Projekt ab", Focus, 27 July 2009 (German)
  4. ^ "Richtlinien für die Verleihung von Goldenen Schallplatten und Platin-Schallplatten" (PDF) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2008. Gold: 100,000; Platinum: 200,000 

5. MyHeimat http://www.myheimat.de/gruppen/-news-yvonne-catterfeld-news-3895.html