Karoline Herfurth

Karoline Herfurth
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Herfurth at Bayerischer Filmpreis 2012
Born (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 36)
Occupation Actress
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Karoline Herfurth (German: [ka.ʁo.ˈliː.nə ˈhɛʁ.fʊʁt] (About this soundlisten); born 22 May 1984) is a German actress.

Life and career

Herfurth was born in East Berlin, East Germany, the daughter of a psychologist mother and a geriatric nurse practitioner father. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. She grew up in Berlin with a brother and five half-brothers and -sisters.[1] She went to a Waldorf school in Berlin and graduated from Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts.[2]

Herfurth had her first role in a TV series at age ten, and her first part in a movie in 2000, when she was fifteen. She has held several parts as a teenager in German movies such as Mädchen, Mädchen (2001) and Big Girls Don't Cry (2002) and leading parts both in TV productions and independent German films. For her part as Lilli Richter in Caroline Links film Im Winter ein Jahr, she received the Bavarian Film Award for best young actress in 2009.[3]

Herfurth gave her international debut in 2006 in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. In this adaptation of Patrick Suskind's best-selling novel Das Parfum, she played the "Plum Girl", the first victim of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. In 2008, she co-starred with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in the Academy Award Best Picture-nominee The Reader.[4]

She directed her first feature-length film SMS für Dich in 2016.

Personal life

Herfurth has spoken out opposing the right-wing Pegida.[5]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Küss mich, Frosch Mary
2000 Crazy Anna
2001 Mädchen, Mädchen Lena titled Girls on Top in USA
2002 Big Girls Don't Cry Steffi
2003 Mein Name ist Bach Prinzessin Amalie
2004 Anemonenherz (short)
2004 Mädchen, Mädchen 2 - Loft oder Liebe Lena titled Girls on Top 2 in USA
2005 Offside Hayat
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer The Plum Girl
2007 Peer Gynt Solvejg TV
2007 Pornorama Luzi
2008 A Year Ago in Winter Lilli Richter
2008 The Reader Marthe
2009 Berlin 36 Gretel Bergmann
2010 Vincent Wants to Sea Marie
2010 We Are the Night Lena [6]
2010 So wie wir hier zusammen sind Hilde (short)
2011 Das Blaue vom Himmel Young Marga Baumanis
2011 Festung Claudia
2012 Zettl Verena
2012 Errors of the Human Body Rebekka
2013 Passion Dani
2013 Fack ju Göhte Lisi Schnabelstedt
2015 Traumfrauen Hannah Reimann
2015 Fack ju Göhte 2 Lisi Schnabelstedt
2015 Ghosthunters on Icy Trails Hopkins
2016 Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein Rico's mother Tanja Doretti
2016 SMS für Dich Clara Also director
2017 You Are Wanted (TV series) Lena Arandt
2018 The Little Witch [de] The Little Witch
2018 Beat (TV series) Emilia
2019 Sweethearts Franny
2019 Das perfekte Geheimnis Carlotta Keschwari


  1. ^ Christine Koischwitz (October 2007). "Karoline Herfurth: Hoch!". Park Avenue.de (in German). Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  2. ^ Nina Anika Klotz. "Karoline Herfurth, Biografie". Gala (in German). Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Gala in München: Bayerischer Filmpreis geht an "Baader Meinhof Komplex"". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 16 January 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. ^ Karoline Herfurth at Hollywood.com
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30694406
  6. ^ 'Inside' Team Unloads Full Trailer for 'We Are the Night'!!

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