Petra Scharbach, best known as Petra, is a German actress, model, singer and painter. She was sometimes credited as Petra Rockstar.
Born in Frankfurt, at 6 moved to Parma with her mother. In Italy, after having participated and won several beauty contests and worked as a model in local fashion shows, debuted in the mid-eighties as singer and softcore actress. In the same period she appeared on the cover of Playmen and of the French edition of Penthouse.
Then she worked for several years with the Riccardo Schicchi's agency Diva Futura and was the main actress in several softcore movies. After some years she left Rome and returned to Parma to host a sport program in TV Parma. During these years she was a protagonist of gossip columns for her relations with the Colombian football player Faustino Asprilla and with American actor Tony Curtis.
- "Miss Hawaiian Tropic Italia". Epoca. 1985.
- "Petra Scharbach, pornostar emergente". L'Europeo. 25 April 1987.
- "Solo hago lo normal..." El Tiempo. December 23, 1993. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Asprilla fiel a la pelota y su mujer". Nuevo Herald. December 2, 1993. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Get A Hobby, Tony". Evening Times. December 17, 1985. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- ""Quei tre giorni indimenticabili": la parmigiana Petra ricorda Tony Curtis". Gazzetta di Parma. October 1, 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Petra - Caldi contrasti". Panorama. 26 August 2004.
- Giacomo Talignani (14 November 2011). "La nuova vita di Petra Scharbach "Non rinnego nulla del mio passato"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 16 February 2012.