Yvonne Catterfeld (born 2 December
1979 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German singer, actress and TV host.
Catterfeld was born in Erfurt, Thuringia, then in East Germany, in 1979.
At the age of 15 she started playing the piano and the flute,
simultaneously taking first dance and vocal lessons. After the high school
graduation she studied Pop and Jazz at the Felix Mendelssohn College of
Music and Theatre in Leipzig for two years. In 1998 she eventually
released her first recordings titled KIV, but the seven songs only found
little to none professional response.
After her studies Yvonne participated in the singing contest Stimme 2000
(briefly performing under the name Vivianne), where she met manager and
later BMG boss Thomas Stein, who offered her a contract with the sub-label
Hansa Music. In 2001 she released her first official single, Bum, a cover
of the same-titled All Saints track, but once again the record did not
enter the charts. At least the following three single Komm zurück zu mir,
Niemand sonst and Gefühle helped to expand Catterfeld's popularity. In
2002 she became part of popular German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte
Zeiten, where she portrayed the role of Julia Blum until 2005. Pushed by
her TV presence Yvonne finally found big success with her fourth single
produced by Dieter Bohlen Für dich, which went to #1 of the German,
Austrian and Swiss singles charts. Her first album Meine Welt saw similar
success and was eventually certified Platinum. One year later she was able
to reprise this success with Du hast mein Herz gebrochen and her second
album Farben meiner Welt.
In November 2005 Catterfeld became the leading actress in the historical
telenovela Sophie – Braut Wider Willen. However, the show never answered
the network's expectations and as a result it ended in March 2006 after
only 65 episodes. At the same time Yvonne released her first single in
English, Where Does The Love Go, a collaboration with singer Eric Benét.
In 2006, Catterfeld released her fourth studio album, Aura.
She dated German actor Wayne Carpendale since January 2005; they separated
in August 2007.
Catterfeld has also recently become a spokesperson for Proactiv Solution.
Because of her resemblance with Romy Schneider, Catterfeld was planned to
play the title role in the Warner Bros. 2009 film Eine Frau wie Romy (A
Woman Like Romy). The project was cancelled in July 2009.
Die Frau des Schläfers (2010)
(TV) .... Karla Ben Yakin
Das Leben ist zu lang (2010)
Vulkan (2009) (TV) .... Daniela Eisenach
Engel sucht Liebe (2009) (TV) .... Laura Dierksen
Schatten der Gerechtigkeit (2009) (TV) .... Maria Teiss
Hexe Lilli: Der Drache und das magische Buch (2009) .... Hübsche
... aka Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book
(International: English title)
Das Geheimnis des Königssees (2008) (TV) .... Marla Hofer geb.
U-900 (2008) .... Maria
"SOKO 5113" .... Tiffany Tanner (1 episode, 2008)
- Seifenoper (2008) TV episode .... Tiffany Tanner
Wenn Liebe doch so einfach wär' (2007) (TV) .... Katrina Lang
"Sophie - Braut wider Willen" (2005) TV series .... Gräfin Sophie
von Ahlen (unknown episodes)
Chartbreak Hotel (2005) (TV) .... Musical Guest
"Hallo Robbie!" .... Kerstin Steinhage (1 episode, 2005)
- Schicksalhafte Begegnung (2005) TV episode .... Kerstin Steinhage
"Tatort" .... Junge Frau auf Balkon (1 episode, 2005)
- Der Name der Orchidee (2005) TV episode (uncredited) .... Junge
Frau auf Balkon
"Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten" .... Julia Blum (39 episodes,
... aka GZSZ (Germany: short title)
- Episode #1.3147 (2005) TV episode .... Julia Blum
- Episode #1.3146 (2005) TV episode .... Julia Blum
- Episode #1.3145 (2005) TV episode .... Julia Blum
- Episode #1.3148 (2005) TV episode .... Julia Blum
- Episode #1.3129 (2004) TV episode .... Julia Blum
Atlantic Affairs (2002) (TV)
... aka Sterne, die nie untergehen - Atlantic Affairs (Germany: long