Franka Potente

by andrew on May 1, 2015

Franka Potente

Place of Birth: Dülmen, Germany

Date of Birth: 22 July 1974

Ethnicity: German, possibly 1/8 or 1/16th Sicilian (Italian)

Franka Potente is a German film actress and singer. She starred in the films Run Lola Run, The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy.

Franka is the daughter of Dieter and Hildegard Potente. Her surname, “Potente”, means “powerful” in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Her surname is said to come from a Sicilian (Italian) ancestor of hers, a slater great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather who emigrated to Germany during the 19th century.

However, there are people of ethnic German descent with the surname “Potente” as well.

Franka is married to American actor Derek Richardson.

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neiltennant November 6, 2015 at 2:30 am

she could easily pass for a southern german woman

maybe best positioned at the october fest with her …:-)

neiltennant August 23, 2015 at 7:27 am

only 1/8th or 1/16th italian but still she looks very mediterianian

most dark eyed and dark haired germans have some foreign blood

andrew August 23, 2015 at 8:45 am

with a jaw like that??

sarahle August 23, 2015 at 9:50 am
andrew August 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Neil’s summary about Germans:

Light ones: slavic blood
Dark ones: foreign blood too

conclusion: Germans don’t exist.

cwm85 August 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm

She’s german. Neil.

andrew August 24, 2015 at 3:52 am

no, Afghan.

neiltennant August 24, 2015 at 4:29 am

i can’t help myself but i think despite having only 1/8 or 1/16th sicilian she looks rather italian

i know that she is german you funny guys :-)))

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