Andrea Sawatzki unpacks – So dramatic was her childhood

Red hair, freckles, a broad smile on her lips. So we know the actress Andrea Sawatzki.

In an interview with the „ZEIT-Magazin“, the 56-year-old revealed that she has to fight hard for that sympathetic smile.

Andrea Sawatzki’s father suffers from Alzheimer’s

Her mother worked nights at the hospital. The then 8 year old Andrea Sawatzki had to look after her dad during this time.

So it is not surprising that she fell asleep at school from time to time. Her grades suffered as well, of course. Friends and fun in her childhood? Nothing.

„We were completely isolated and at the edge of our powers,“ says the actress, who now lives in Berlin.

Father dies, she throws herself into acting

Andrea Sawatzki looks after her father until she is 15 years old – then he dies. She continues to feel left alone and says, „If there had been someone to take care of me back then, I probably wouldn’t have failed school and could have had a normal childhood.

Because the school throws her out two years after her dad died. The pressure is obviously too much while she is still looking to sort her life out.

Great tragedies often lead to great success. So also with Andrea Sawatzki. She asserts herself in acting and starts her impressive career.

Especially nice: In the end she also finds the great family happiness and can now offer her children what she herself never had as a child.

Andrea Sawatzki´s family

Privately she is married to Christian Benkel since 2011. The 62-year-old actor is 1.73m tall and thus one centimetre taller than his wife who is 1.72m tall.

The two sons Bruno and Moritz are now 17 and 20 years old respectively.

Andrea Sawatzki Data

  • Born on 23.2.1963 in Schlehdorf
  • actress
  • Audio book spokeswoman
  • Author

She was already seen at the crime scene in 1991 and 1992. Alias Charlotte Sänger spielte sie zwischen 2002 und 2010 im Tatort.

In 2019 alone, she will appear in four films: Cleo, Zoro’s solo, Numm Du ihn and Wir machen Abitur.

Das aktuellste Hörbuch mit ihr ist Nemesis von Jilliane Hoffmann – ebenfalls aus diesem Jahr.

She has already won numerous awards. Among other things, she won the Adolf Grimme Prize for Tatort in 2005 and the Hessian Television Prize in 2006 – also for Tatort. In 2011 she received the Bavarian Television Award for her role in Bella Vita.

Andrea Sawatzki dogs

If you follow her on Instagram, you will often get to see her dogs.

The cosy Great Dane Gustav no longer has himself. He died when he was 8 years old. But the pug mongrel Hugo now keeps them on their toes.


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