Klaus Kinski's Daughter: He Raped Me for 14 Years

Pola Kinski says he showed no remorse
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2013 6:09 PM CST
Klaus Kinski's Daughter: He Raped Me for 14 Years
In this May 18, 1993 file photo, German actress Nastassja Kinski poses at the 46th International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.   (AP Photo/Gilbert Tourte, File)

The daughter of madman actor Klaus Kinski says he raped her repeatedly throughout her youth and showed not a shred of remorse, Der Spiegel reports. Pola Kinski, now 60, says the star of Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God "flouted everything—even the fact that I often resisted and said, 'I don't want to.' He didn't care. He simply took what he wanted." The BBC reports that she describes herself as "his little sex object" from ages 5 to 19. "The terrible thing is that he once told me that it was completely natural, that fathers all over the world did that with their daughters."

Pola's sister Nastassja Kinski said she is "deeply shocked" by her sister's story: "My sister is a heroine, because she has freed her heart, her soul and also her future from the weight of the secret." But an op-ed piece in Der Spiegel argues that Klaus Kinski's "alleged depravity" has only authenticated the "evil that he oozed on the silver screen." Writes Arno Frank: "They were also trips into the soul of his tortured lead actor—and that is what gave his works such power." Pola Kinski, also an actor, made the revelations in advance of her upcoming memoir Kindermund, or Child's Mouth. Her father died in 1991, at age 65, of a heart attack. (Read more Klaus Kinski stories.)

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