Barbara Sukowa is a German theatre and film actress. She is best known for her work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder as well as her work with Margarethe von Trotta which spans overdecades andfilms.
Sukowa was born in Bremen, Germany. She is married to the artist and director Robert Longo, with whom she has performed as a singer. She has three sons, one from her earlier marriage to HansMichael Rehberg, one from her relationship with Daniel Olbrychski and one from her marriage to Robert Longo.