Barbara Becker

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Barbara Becker
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Born Barbara Feltus
(1966-11-01) November 1, 1966 (age 51)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Spouse(s) Boris Becker (1993–2001)
Arne Quinze (2009–2011)
Children 2

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][3] She was born in Heidelberg and also lived in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim.

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. The court hearings were broadcast live in Germany. A Munich court granted Becker a divorce in January 2001.[citation needed]

Becker and artist Arne Quinze announced their engagement on 6 January 2009. They married on 9 September 2009 at their home in Miami, Florida, and celebrated the wedding on 13 September 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Both events were photographed by Miami interior designer Sam Robin.[4] Becker and Quinze divorced in 2011.[5]


  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. ^ "2-Car Crash on US 99 Kills Three." Bakersfield Californian, Nov. 20, 1951. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Robin, Sam. "Sam Robin Shoots Barbara and Arne." Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "ARNE QUINZE AND BARBARA BECKER: New details about the separation." Gala (magazine), July 11, 2011 (translated from German). Retrieved July 28, 2017.

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