Magdalena Kopp, born in 1948 in Ulm, was a professional photographer.
In the 1970s she joined the Revolutionäre Zellen (en.: revolutionary cells), shortly after that met Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, alias Carlos, the most wanted terrorist of the time, and became his companion, spending many years with him underground. After completing a long prison sentence in France and after her separation from Carlos, she came back to live in Germany. She had two daughters. Magdalena Kopp died in Frankfurt in 2015 at the age of 67.