Sonya Kraus (born June 22, 1973) is
a German television presenter and former model.
Kraus was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. At four, she started ballet
school which eventually led her to Music School in Frankfurt. She ended
her ballet career in 1987 when she grew too tall, reaching 1,77 m (5'10" )
at the time. In 1992, she finished her Abitur / university-entrance
diploma and started working as a professional model until 1994.
Her brother died when she was six years old. Her father, a book publisher,
hanged himself when she was 11. Her mother lost five children during
pregnancies and Sonya became her mother's only surviving child; this is
why she became independent at an early age.
She was once bitten by a snake.
In 1998, she became publicly known as part of the staff in the television
show "Glücksrad" (the German equivalent of Wheel of Fortune) on Kabel 1,
hosted by Frederic Meisner. Since 2000, she has hosted "Talk talk talk" on
ProSieben, a summary of the highlights from talk shows all over the world.
Throughout 2000, she co-hosted "Fort Boyard - Stars auf Schatzsuche" with
Steven Gätjen and Alexander Mazza.
Other shows she has hosted with Mazza include "Desert Forges - Stars an
ihren Grenzen" and "Clip Mix". She was very active in the Pro-Sieben
campaign Red Nose Day.
Since 2003, she has presented the show Do it Yourself - S.O.S., remodeling
rooms, houses and gardens all over Germany. In July 2004, she co-hosted
with Elton "Die Alm" on ProSieben. Between January - February 2005, she
and Elton hosted "Die Burg".
In her shows, Kraus likes to play self-ironically with her image as a
silly blonde but having achieved a straight-A in her Abitur final exams,
along with more eloquent appearances in talk shows and interviews proves
this image to be an act for the benefit of mild entertainment. Kraus also
presents some of her shows barefoot.
Beam Me Up - Die große Star
Trek Show (2009) (TV)
Keine Leiche ohne Lily (2009) (TV) .... Viktoria Bach
ProSieben FunnyMovie - Dörte's Dancing (2008) (TV) .... Mrs.
"Die ProSieben Märchenstunde" .... Böse Hexe / ... (2 episodes,
... aka Die Märchenstunde (Germany: short title)
- Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse - Qual der Wahl royal (2007) TV
episode .... Königin von Spechtfeld
- Rumpelstilzchen - Auf Wache im Märchenwald (2006) TV episode ....
War ich gut? (2007) (TV)
Heidi (2005/II) (voice) .... Tante Dete
"Die Burg - Prominent im Kettenhemd" (2005) TV series .... Host
"Die Alm - Promischweiß und Edelweiß" (2004) TV series .... Host
"S.O.S. Style & Home" (2003) TV series .... Host - Do It Yourself
... aka Do It Yourself: S.O.S. (Germany: new title)
Kiss and Run (2002) .... Sonnenstudio-Chefin
Buy Hansen (2002) .... Sonya Kraus
"Bullyparade" (1 episode, 2002)
- Episode #6.1 (2002) TV episode
"Fort Boyard" (2000) TV series .... Host (unknown episodes)
"Talk Talk Talk" (1999) TV series .... Host (unknown episodes, 1999)