Barbara Valentin

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Barbara Valentin
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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

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


Valentin was born as 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 close friends with Freddie Mercury, and she is featured in the music video for the Queen song "It's a Hard Life".

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

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