Yvonne Catterfeld

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Yvonne Catterfeld
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Catterfeld at Romy Award in Vienna
Background information
Birth name Yvonne Catterfeld
Born (1979-12-02) 2 December 1979 (age 35)
Origin Erfurt, Germany
Genres Pop, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Years active 2001–present
Labels Hansa (BMG)
Website www.yvonnecatterfeld.de
Yvonne Catterfeld with boyfriend Oliver Wnuk (December 2007)

Yvonne Catterfeld (born 2 December 1979 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German singer, actress and TV host.

Early life[edit]

Catterfeld was born in Erfurt, Thuringia (part of the then East Germany) in 1979. At the age of 15, she started playing the piano and the flute, simultaneously taking her first dance and vocal lessons. After her high school graduation she studied Pop and Jazz at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig for two years. In 1998 she released her first recordings titled KIV. It contained only seven songs and only found little to no recognition in the music industry.



After her studies, Yvonne participated in the singing contest Stimme 2000 (briefly performing under the name Vivianne), where she met manager and later BMG boss Thomas Stein, who offered her a contract with the sub-label Hansa Music. In 2001, she released her first official single, Bum, a cover of the same-titled All Saints track, but once again the record did not enter the charts. However her following three singles (Komm zurück zu mir, Niemand sonst and Gefühle) helped to increase Catterfeld's popularity. In 2002, she became part of popular German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten, where she played the role of Julia Blum until 2005. Due to her TV presence Yvonne finally found popular success with her fourth single produced by Dieter Bohlen and entitled Für dich, which went to number 1 in the German, Austrian and Swiss singles charts. Her first album Meine Welt saw similar success and was eventually certified Platinum. One year later she was able to reprise this success with Du hast mein Herz gebrochen and her second album Farben meiner Welt.

In November 2000, Catterfeld became the lead actress in the historical telenovela Sophie – Braut Wider Willen. However, the show did not perform to the network's expectations and as a result it was cancelled in March 2006 after 65 episodes. At the same time, Yvonne released her first single in English entitled Where Does The Love Go, a collaboration with singer Eric Benét.


In January 2005, Catterfeld began dating German actor Wayne Carpendale; they separated in August 2007. In 2006, she released her fourth studio album, Aura. Catterfeld has been dating German actor Oliver Wnuk since October 2007. The same year, Catterfeld become a spokesperson for Proactiv Solution. Because of her resemblance to Romy Schneider, Catterfeld had been cast to play the title role in the Warner Bros. 2009 film Eine Frau wie Romy (A Woman Like Romy).[1][2] The project was cancelled in July 2009.[3]

In March 2010, Catterfeld released her fifth album Blau im Blau on Columbia Records. Taking Catterfeld's work further toward an adult audience, it was recorded with smaller group of musicians. A moderate commercial success, Blau im Blau reached number 37 on the German Albums Chart.[4] Its same-title lead single, the only track lifted from the album, failed to peak within the top fifty of the German Singles Chart.[5] Also in 2010, Catterfeld starred as Lotte Hass in the television film Das Mädchen auf dem Meeresgrund about the first dive of Austrian biologist and diving pioneer Hans Hass in 1950. Broadcast in 2011 on ZDF and ORF, it became a rating success.

In November 2013, Catterfeld's sixth album Lieber so was released. Preceded by "Pendel", her first single in three years, it debuted and peaked at number 14 on the German Albums Chart.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Meine Welt (2003)
  • Farben meiner Welt (2004)
  • Unterwegs (2005)
  • Aura (2006)
  • Blau im Blau (2010)
  • Lieber so (2013)


  • 2002: Atlantic Affairs
  • 2004: Große Haie – Kleine Fische (Shark Tale), German dubbing voice for Angie (Renée Zellweger)
  • 2005: Chartbreak Hotel
  • 2005: Sophie – Braut wider Willen
  • 2007: Das Geheimnis des Königssees
  • 2007: Wenn Liebe doch so einfach wär'
  • 2007: Keinohrhasen
  • 2007: U900
  • 2008: Hexe Lilli: Der Drache und das magische Buch
  • 2009: Schatten der Gerechtigkeit
  • 2009: Eine Frau wie Romy as Romy Schneider
  • 2009: Engel sucht Liebe
  • 2009: Der Vulkan
  • 2009: Zweiohrküken
  • 2009: Das Geheimnis des Königsees
  • 2010: Die Frau des Schläfers
  • 2010: Das Leben ist zu lang
  • 2010: The Promise
  • 2011: Am Ende der Hoffnung
  • 2011: Das Mädchen auf dem Meeresgrund
  • 2012: Plötzlich 70!
  • 2013: Nur eine Nacht
  • 2013: Helden - Wenn dein Land dich braucht
  • 2014: Beauty and the Beast



  • 2004: Große Haie – Kleine Fische
  • 2008: Hexe Lilli – Der Drache und das magische Buch


Jahr Auszeichnung Kategorie
2003 Bambi Shooting-Star
Goldene Stimmgabel Erfolgreichste Solistin Pop
Goldener Wuschel Shooting Star des Jahres
BRAVO Otto TV-Star weiblich
2004 Berliner Bär (BZ-Kulturpreis) Pop
Echo Künstlerin National Rock/Pop
Bild Osgar
BRAVO Otto TV-Star weiblich


  1. ^ Sander, Daniel (12 February 2008). "Ein Soap-Sternchen gibt den Weltstar" (in German). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ich hatte eine Gänsehaut". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Catterfeld sagt Projekt ab", Focus, 27 July 2009 (German)
  4. ^ "Chartvelfolgung / Yvonne Catterfeld / Longplay" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Yvonne Catterfeld / Single" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 

5. MyHeimat http://www.myheimat.de/gruppen/-news-yvonne-catterfeld-news-3895.html