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Barbara Valentin and Freddie Mercury

October 14, 2011


Barbara Valentin, born 1940 in Vienna as Ursula Ledersteger.


Known as the German Jayne Mansfield.
Appeared as sex bomb in numerous movies and on TV.


Also seen as the German answer to Brigitte Bardot.

barbara-valentin-fassbinder-collage-3
Got character roles in Rainer Werner Fassbinder movies.
Angst essen Seelen auf, Lili Marleen,
Faustrecht der Freiheit, Effie Briest,
Martha, Welt am Draht and Berlin Alexanderplatz.


In the eighties, Freddie Mercury, after a wild time
in New York, moved to Munich, Germany. To everybody’s
surprise he started a relationship with Barbara Valentin.


Fragment from Channel 5 documentary Freddie’s Love’s.


Barbara had a wild live herself.
Three husbands, two kids,
and a history of drug problems.


Barbara Valentin died february 2002 in Munich, Germany.

From → groupie

3 Comments
  1. thanks for posting all the pictures of them together.

  2. Merci, je l’adore ! Attention cependant, une erreur : sur le montage de ses rôles pour Fassbinder, l’image en bas à droite montre Christiane Maybach et non Barbara Valentin (toutes les deux jouent dans “Faustrecht der Freiheit”).

    • Merci for the comment, you were right that was indeed Christiane Maybach. I replaced the image with one from Welt am Draht. Barbara and Klaus Löwitsch.

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