- Studied at the University of Düsseldorf for only four semesters.
- Was a dressmaker apprentice.
- In 1988, lived in New Mexico for a few months in an effort to improve her English.
- In 1993, became one of the first video jockeys for VIVA channel.
- Resided with actor Daniel Craig in London in the early 2000s.
- Had to withdraw from the lead role in Hilde (2009) because she was pregnant, but a delay in production allowed her to work in the movie.
- Author of the book Keine Lieder über Liebe.