Daniela Katzenberger

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Her trademark was eyebrows in permanent make-up, placed too high on her forehead. Their removal by laser was also reported on the channel VOX. Another typical feature is her manner of speaking, a characteristic dialect spoken in the area she lives in (the Palatinate). Using this dialect she created several nicknames for parts of her body matched by her self-deprecating sense of humor.

Daniela Katzenberger
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Daniela Katzenberger at the RTL Television charity marathon (2014)
Background information
Birth name Daniela Denise Katzenberger
Born (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 28)
Origin Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Reality-TV-Star, Model
Years active 2009-present
Labels EMI[1]
Website www.danielakatzenberger.de

Daniela Denise Katzenberger (born 1 October 1986) is a German reality TV personality, actress, restaurateur, singer, television presenter, and model. Her first single, a version of Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now reached number 19 in the German single charts in 2010. She has featured in several television shows in Germany, mostly on VOX.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Daniela Katzenberger was born and raised in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. After secondary school she trained and qualified as a beautician. Her mother, Iris Klein, was a participant in the 10th season of the German version of TV show Big Brother.

Career[edit]

In 2009 Katzenberger won the Top Model of the World Mallorca beauty competition. Her breakthrough came in the same year when she featured in the VOX television docu-soap Auf und davon – Mein Auslandstagebuch (English: Up and away - my diary abroad). In the show a camera crew follow her as she attempts to break into photographic modelling in the United States, including trying to meet Hugh Hefner and applying to appear in the American Playboy magazine, neither of which succeed. In the second season of the show the viewers follow her as she undergoes plastic surgery to further her glamour modelling career.


Katzenberger also featured in MTV Home and at the VIVA Comet Awards 2010.

Daniela Katzenberger's Café Katzenberger incorporating Daniela Katzenberger Store brand, in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca

From January 2010 she was featured in the TV show Goodbye Deutschland! Die Auswanderer (English:Goodbye Germany! The emigrants.) as she opened a café in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca.[2] The show had up to 2.29 million viewers and 11% market share.[3] She also appeared in the music video Vamos a la playa by Loona.

She signed a recording contract with EMI in May 2010 and her first single, a cover of Samantha Fox's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" was released.[4] The song reached number 19 in the German charts and number 14 in Austria. The song was released as a digital download and audio CD in August 2010. She has her own show on the German TV channel VOX, entitled "Daniela Katzenberger - natürlich blond". This started airing on 21 September 2010.[5]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position[6] Album
GER AUT SWI
2010 Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now 19 14 60 Natürlich blond (compilation)

Filmography[edit]

Daniela Katzenberger at the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German Television Award) 2012
Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Auf und davon – Mein Auslandstagebuch Herself Documentary on VOX
2010 MTV Home Herself Entertainment on MTV Germany
VIVA Comet - (Laudatio) Encomium Herself Music Awards VIVA Germany
Goodbye Deutschland! Die Auswanderer Herself Reality television on VOX
Goodbye Deutschland – Das Café-Katzenberger-Spezial Herself Reality television on VOX
Daniela Katzenberger - Plötzlich Popstar? Herself Documentary on VOX
The Dome 55 Herself Music event on RTL II
Come Dine With Me (German Version) Herself Cooking show on VOX
Daniela Katzenberger – Mein Jahr 2010 (My Year 2010) Herself Reality TV mini-series on VOX
2010! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen Herself Annual Year end retrospective on RTL Television
2010–2013 Daniela Katzenberger - natürlich blond Herself Reality television on VOX
2011 E! Entertainment Television (USA) Herself Reality television on NBCUniversal Cable
Verstehen Sie Spaß? Herself Candid Camera Reality TV show on ARD
VIVA Comet - (Laudatio) Encomium Herself Music Awards VIVA Germany
Daniela Katzenberger – Mein Jahr 2011 (My Year 2011) Herself Reality TV mini-series on VOX
2012 Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei, 1st episode - Hundstage (Dog Days) Zookeeper (uncredited) Crime drama on RTL Television
Markus Lanz Talk Show Herself Talk Show on ZDF
Daniela Katzenberger – Mein Jahr 2012 (My Year 2012) Herself Reality TV mini-series on VOX
2013 Das Jenke-Experiment Herself Documentary on RTL Television
Danielas Hochzeitsgeheimnis Herself Reality TV mini-series on VOX
5 Jahre Daniela Katzenberger (5 Years of Daniela Katzenberger) Herself Documentary on VOX
2014 SWR Landesschau Herself Regional current affairs show on SWR
Frauchen und die Deiwelsmilch Miri (leading character) TV film on Das Erste
Natürlich schön Herself Documentary mini-series on VOX
RTL-Spendenmarathon Herself Annual fundraising marathon on RTL Television

Awards[edit]

  • 2011: VIVA Comet Music Awards - Best New Starter (nominated, 2nd Place)
  • 2011: Licensing Excellence Awards (LIMA-Awards) for Brand/VIP Sport Brand of the Year
  • 2011: 8th Quotenmeter.de Television Awards, Best Reality-Show for "Daniela Katzenberger – natürlich blond"
  • 2011: Bravo Otto in Silver for TV-Star (female)
  • 2012: Bravo Otto in Silver for TV-Star (female)

Autobiography[edit]

  • Sei schlau, stell dich dumm (Be smart, stand stupid), Köln 2011, ISBN 978-3404606696
  • Katze küsst Kater: Mein Buch über die Liebe (Cat kisses Tomcat: My book about love), Köln 2013, ISBN 9783404607556

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