München (dpa) – At the beginning of 20, the glossy world of television opened up for Barbara Wussow. As a learning sister Elke in the ZDF series “Die Schwarzwaldklinik”, the Munich-born actress played herself alongside her father Klausjürgen from 1985 on into the hearts of an audience of millions.
She has remained loyal to television ever since. Since 2018 she can be seen in the ZDF series “Das Traumschiff” as hotel director Hanna Liebhold. A fitting role for the actress who loves to set sail for the filming. Now she can be celebrated on the cruise ship – because when she turns 60 today (March 28), she will be in the middle of filming.
“The party will be with the” Traumschiff “team and the crew,” Wussow told the German press agency in Munich. In proper style with a dinner march, champagne, cake and sparklers like at the gala evening, the crowning glory of a “dream ship” trip? Who knows. In any case, it is certain that the actress feels comfortable on board. She can satisfy her wanderlust. And she appreciates the entire film team, including Florian Silbereisen, the new TV captain Max Parger. “It’s a big family,” enthuses Wussow.
There is only one downer: the Viennese misses the passengers, who otherwise always ride on the MS Amadea in addition to the film team and this time are not allowed to be there due to the corona restrictions. “Walking through empty corridors and not seeing anyone is not so funny,” Wussow had recently regretted. She has a special relationship with her fans. She is even friends with some of the former passengers.
But fame also has its downsides, as the actress discovered in 1990 when she married the Austrian actor Albert Fortell on Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia. Because they had sold the exclusive rights for the day to a photo agency, the celebrity couple was shielded from prying eyes. To the annoyance of the onlookers, who could barely catch a glimpse of the newlyweds after the wedding and therefore received them with boos in front of the church.
But that was a long time ago – the two have been married for more than 30 years. They have a now grown-up son and a 15-year-old daughter, Johanna, who was in front of the camera with her mother as a toddler for a Rosamunde Pilcher film.
Wussow herself grew up with acting, too, and not just because of her father. Her mother Ida Krottendorff was also an actress and taught her daughter her art. Wussow studied stage design and costume at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. And she trained as an actor and got engagements at the Vienna Theater in the Josefstadt or at the comedy in the Bayerischer Hof in Munich.
Her family is a support for Wussow. She can even see positive aspects from the corona pandemic. “I have my children and my husband around me longer now,” she said. In addition, she was able to devote herself to another passion in Corona summer 2020: baking. For weeks she practiced for the Sat.1 show “Das große Promibacken”.
She regrets that she was the first to be kicked out, also because she was no longer able to demonstrate all of her recipes. «A Maldives cake with a beautifully modeled diver, with different layers from fruit to coconut. An Art Nouveau cake with 16 layers, gold and black. And a flokato cake – a funny carpet cake, ”revealed Wussow. And finally a Viennese melange, “with a tea service on the marzipan ceiling”. With so much passion, will she make her own birthday cake? Rather not. “The cook from MS Amadea will probably bake the birthday cake for me,” Wussow hopes.
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