Ever-changing hair color
Her last name "Potente" (pronounced Poe-ten-teh) means "powerful" in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Says she was discovered as an actress in a public restroom. She was in a bar when she noticed she was constantly stared at by some woman. She decided to leave but went to the restroom before. The woman followed her and again stared at her through the mirror. Suddenly she asked "How would you describe yourself in one sentence?". Turns out she was a casting agent.
Speaks fluently French, English and German.
Member of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005
Number 8 in 'Neon' Magazine's list of 100 most important young Germans. (Issue 1, September 2003)
She plays the violin and the flute.
In 1998 she was named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
Franka Potente has her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Berlin (Germany).
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