The 15-year-old working-class girl was picked out of 700 competitors to play the part of the cold beauty in Die Halbstarken (en.: Teenage Wolfpack) at the side of Horst Buchholz. After countless movies, four marriages und some alcohol episodes, nowadays Karin Baal lives in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
She is one of the most distinctive German actresses and still shoots one or two movies a year. Many times journalists knocked at her door to acquire the rights for her biography. She always declined. Now she turned seventy – and thinks it might be about time to recount her life.