Nora Waldstätten

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Nora Waldstätten
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Waldstätten at the Berlinale 2017
Nora Marie-Theres Beatrice Elisabeth Freiin von Waldstätten

(1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 37)
ResidenceBerlin, Germany
Years active2004–present

Nora von Waldstätten (born Nora Marie-Theres Beatrice Elisabeth Freiin von Waldstätten) (born 1981) is an Austrian actress.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Nora von Waldstätten was born in Vienna. She is a member of the former Austrian noble family Barons of Waldstätten.[3] She is the great-granddaughter of the former general, Theresien Knight and military writer Egon Freiherr von Waldstätten. Since the provisions of the Austrian law on the elimination of nobility forbid this from being a noble title, Nora von Waldstätten used this name until the end of 2016 as a stage name. She graduated from Berlin University of the Arts in 2007. At during this time she was engaged in productions for cinema and television.[4]


Waldstätten at the Berlinale 2017

In 2005, she became known to a broad public through her participation in the police procedural television series Tatort. For her performance in the series, In 2009 she received the New Faces Award by Bunte. In addition, she was honored in 2010 at the film festival Max Ophüls Award for the film Schwerkraft as best young actress. Internationally she appeared as the role of Magdalena Kopp in Olivier Assayas biopic Carlos, which was celebrated in at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded a Golden Globe in 2011. In 2011 she appeared in a short film as a testimonial for the Austrian beverage bottler Vöslauer. In 2012, she starred in the international TV adaptation of Ken Follett's novel World Without End, and in 2015 in Austrian TV series Altes Geld. In 2016, she starred in Olivier Assayas Personal Shopper with Kristen Stewart and Lars Eidinger which won Best Director award for Assayas in Cannes Film Festival.[5]

Nora Waldstätten lives in Berlin. Since 2007, she played there at the Deutsches Theater in several productions. In 2010 she also appeared in two plays at the Schauspiel Köln.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 New Faces Award Best Young Actress Tatort Won
2010 Max Ophüls Film Festival Prize Best Young Actress Schwerkraft Won
2015 International Actors Award Best Actress Life Eternal Won


  1. ^ Sunday, Angela (22 January 2018). "Nora Waldstätten is filming everywhere". Mittelbayerische Zeitung. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ Thomann, Von Jörg (22 March 2010). "IN PORTRAIT: Nora Waldstätten, The woman for the stark close-ups". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ Wewer, Antje (31 October 2010). "Nora von Waldstätten in conversation, A baroness for celebrating". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  4. ^ Hübner, Katja (29 April 2017). "Actress Nora Waldstätten: Wiener Schnitzel and Schmäh". Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Nora von Waldstätten: "Children are now an issue for me"". B.Z. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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