Nastassja Aglaia Kinski is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than sixty films in Europe and the United States. She enjoyed her worldwide breakthrough with Stay As You Are , then came to global prominence with her Golden Globe Awardwinning performance as the title character in the Roman Polanskidirected film Tess . Other notable films in which she acted include the erotic horror Cat People , two Wim Wenders dramas Paris, Texas and Faraway, So Close , and An American Rhapsody . She is the daughter of the actor Klaus Kinski.
Kinski was born in Berlin as Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski. She is the daughter of the German actor Klaus Kinski and his wife, actress Ruth Brigitte Tocki. She is of part Polish descent. Kinski has two halfsiblings Pola and Nikolai Kinski. Her parents divorced in 1968. After the age of ten, Kinski rarely saw her father. Her mother struggled financially to support them. They eventually lived in a commune in Munich.