Her family moved to Britain when she was four, and three years later moved to Simi Valley, California.
She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator.
Actress Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of MÃ¼nster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of DÃ¼lmen.
She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry.
Actress Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann Sander , an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist.