Which famous people reside in Berlin?

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Hi there,

 

I have an unusually query for all of you. I'd like to pick your brains about a certain article I'm writing. I'm trying to find out if there are any famous people, preferably worldwide but european is also fine that live in Berlin. I'm really struggling to think of anyone that reisdes in the capital.

 

People like Tom Tykwer, Daniel Bruhl, Fran HEaly, Richie Hawtin, Olafur Elliason, Simon Rattle, barenboim and the list goes on, can anyone add to this?

They can be anyone from authors, to businessmen CEO's, politicians,, scientists, musicians, artists, tech evangelists and the list goes on.

 

People that most of the well informed general pub;ic would have heard of.

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Jayne County of The Electric Chairs

 

 

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In Berlin the following as far a I can remember but not 100% sure with Becker.

 

Angela Merkel

Helmut Kohl

Heidi Klum

Boris Becker

Peter Löscher

Diane Kruger

Katarina Witt

Gunter Grass

Mark Medlock

 

Probably the most internationally known but now deceased, Marlene Dietrich

 

For whole of Germany go google the list is endless.

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Bruno Ganz (of Downfall fame, AKA "that guy in the 'Hitler finds out' videos") lives in Charlottenburg.

 

I think Heidi Klum is still in L.A.

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Harald Glööckler

Ben Becker

Uwe Ochsenknecht

Heike Makatsch

Jan Josef Liefers

Udo Walz

 

...and loads, loads more...

 

Christoph Waltz and Til Schweiger used to live here, but I think they've left (not too sure...)

 

Loads of politicians (too many to name)

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Rammstein members (Flake)

Richard von Weizsäcker (Former German President)

Klaus Wowereit (Globally known Gay mayor: Poor but sexy)

Herta Müller (Nobel Prize Literature)

Gerhard Ertl (Nobel Prize Chemistry)

Friede Springer (One of the Billionaires)

Wolfgang Joop (Designer also living in Potsdam)

Rainer Maria Woelki (Youngest cardinal in the world)

Paul van Dyk

Alec Empire

 

The Hollywood crowd is living and working

part time in Berlin

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My mom told me she read an interview with Kirsten Dunst in which she talks about getting German citizenship and buying an apartment in Berlin.

So...maybe her?

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Wolfgang Joop, Nadja Auermann and Guenther Jauch live in Potsdam.

 

Berlin: I don't know of any international stars, but lots of German stars (with a few exceptions only really famous in Germany) like Wim Wenders, Eva Mattes, Martina Gedeck, Barbara Schöneberger, Andrea Sawatzki, Vladimir Kaminer, Detlev Buck, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Noethen, Daniel Brühl, Max Raabe, Jasmine Tabatabai, Nina Hagen (not sure if she's still in Berlin), Christiane Paul, Christian Ulmen and Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, August Diehl, Sido, Anna Thalbach, the members of the band "Wir sind Helden", Eckhart von Hirschhausen, Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre, Max Riemelt, Anna Loos and Jan Josef Liefers, Hugo Egon Balder, Sebastian Haffner, Dieter Hildebrandt, Heino Ferch, Otto Sander, Nicolette Krebitz... I think I'll stop now.

 

There are unsubstantiated rumors that both Robbie Williams and Brangelina own flats in Berlin. Jeffrey Eugenides lived in Berlin while he wrote "Middlesex", and David Bowie lived in Berlin from 1976-'78. And AFAIK Iggy Pop has a flat in Berlin as well.

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I've heard David Bowie still has a flat in Schöneberg.

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Chris Corner (singer/musician in Sneaker Pimps, IAMX) moved to Berlin a few years ago, and as far as I know he still lives here.

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