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Birth name Iris BerbenNationality GermanBirth 12 august 1950
(73 years) at Detmold (German
Bavarian Order of Merit, Munich "München leuchtet" award, Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Iris Berben (born 12 August 1950 in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German actress. She grew up in Hamburg, where her parents ran a restaurant.
After the Six-day War in 1967 she travelled to Israel, and afterwards became the partner of the Israeli singer Abi Ofarim. Since then she has been associated with the pro-Israel lobby and has campaigned against antisemitism. She had a son, Oliver, in 1971, but never revealed the identity of the father.
In 2010, together with Bruno Ganz she was elected president of the German Film Academy.