Barbara Becker

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Barbara Becker
Barbara Becker.jpg
Born Barbara Feltus
(1966-11-01) November 1, 1966 (age 50)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Spouse(s) Boris Becker (1993–2001)
Arne Quinze (2009–2011)
Children Noah Becker
Elias Becker

Barbara Becker (born November 1, 1966 as Barbara Feltus) is a German-American designer, actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Barbara Becker was born to an African American photographer, Harlan Feltus, and a German teacher, Ursula.[1][2] She was born in Heidelberg and lived in Karlsruhe for a long time.

Personal life[edit]

Barbara Becker became famous when she began dating Boris Becker. Harlan took the picture of a nude Boris and Barbara for the cover of Stern. They married a month before their son, Noah, was born on 18 January 1994. Their second child, son Elias Balthasar, was born on 4 September 1999.

In late 1999, after being contacted by a woman claiming to be pregnant with Becker's child, Barbara took Noah and Elias to Miami, Florida, side-stepping her prenuptial agreement, and setting up an international custody battle. In his autobiography, Boris admitted that he had had a one-night stand with another woman that resulted in the birth of his daughter Anna, this while Barbara was pregnant with their second child. He wrote that the couple had a physical altercation when he flew to Florida to discuss the break-up of their marriage.[3] The court hearings were broadcast live in Germany. A Munich court granted Becker a divorce in January 2001.

On 6 January 2009, Barbara and artist Arne Quinze announced their engagement.[4] They married on 9 September 2009 at their home in Miami, Florida. They celebrated the wedding on 13 September 2009 in Berlin, Germany.[5] They divorced in 2011.[6]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Harlan Ross Feltus." Bakersfield Californian, February 1, 2003." Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Harlan Ross Feltus, photographer and father of Barbara Becker, pictured in Munich, Germany, January 13, 1994. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "'She began to hit me like mad'". Daily Mail. September 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Barbara Becker und Arne Quinze heiraten (German)". Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ Accessed 02 July 2009
  6. ^ Accessed 02 November 2011

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