Famous Actor's Daughter Claims He Told Her Sex With Him Was 'Natural'

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When it comes to actors, you can have your Tom Cruise and Robert Pattinson. These are pretty boys to me, not actors. Actors are Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Klaus Kinski. Who da what? you might be thinking. Unless you're a foreign film buff, you probably don't know the last name on that list. But Klaus Kinski was one of the biggest actors of the 1960s and '70s. He starred in classic films like Doctor Zhivago and Nosferatu (in which he played a vampire long before Pattinson's sparkly kind) and he had a breathtaking partnership with director Werner Herzog. Maybe you've heard of his famous daughter, Nastassja Kinski, who once posed with a snake in a sexy poster.

At any rate, Klaus had an amazing career. The kind most actors would kill for. But he was a deeply disturbed man. I knew that already from reading his biography. What I didn't know is what he neglected to say there -- that apparently he was raping his first born daughter, Pola, starting when she was 5.

Pola Kinski, who is now 60, has come out with a memoir about her life of abuse with her famous dad, who died in 1991. And she says she was inspired to write it because she was sick of people telling her how wonderful and fantastic her father was. She wanted them to know the truth -- that he wasn't so fantastic. She says:

I couldn't stand hearing it any more: 'Your father! Cool! Genius! I always loved him!' I always replied 'Yeah, yeah.' Since his death this adulation has got even worse.

Pola describes being subjected to unspeakable abuse -- and then showered with presents. She says her father paid her "to be his little sex object, placed on silk cushions." She also claims, most horrifically, that he told her it was "completely natural" for fathers and daughters to have sex and that "fathers all over the world did that to their daughters."

Pola says the abuse stopped at 19. Her famous sister, Nastassja, has come out and said that Pola is "very brave" for revealing her secret -- though she doesn't say if she herself was subjected to the same treatment.

Klaus isn't around to defend himself any longer, so we only have Pola's word on what happened. But if it's true, it's a terrible shame. Not only for what Pola had to go through -- but that a man so incredibly talented could be so horrible. 

What do you think of claims of child abuse long after the parent is dead?

Image via Werner Herzog Film Produktion

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the4m... the4mutts

I think that I believe the victim 100% unless its concretely proven that they're a liar. She is still brave, even if she waited 50some-odd years to come forward. Idk how she held it in, or why she felt she should. But good for her for speaking out.

tuffy... tuffymama

That poor woman. Oh God. That poor baby girl that she was! There aren't enough tears to shed or justice to be had when horrible atrocities like this are perpetrated against a child. These are the stories my husband can't even bear hearing; it tears at his soul. There can lurk such evil in the hearts of human beings. We need to always be attuned to and protective of our children so that lurking evil doesn't touch them.

bluec... bluecandi

Poor thing! That breaks my heart!

Mobaby58 Mobaby58

What an awful thing for a child to experience, over & over again until she is an adult! But wouldnt she have felt better confronting her father while he was still alive? Then maybe he would feel the pain she was feeling? The question never gets answered,  and no closure. Why do victims wait until the perpetrator is dead?

wendi... wendianise82

I think it's brave of her to release this information. She may have felt that she was only able to come to terms once he was gone. Abusers can have a strong hold over their victims. Child Abuse is the worst kind of abuse and I tip my  hat to the brave people who share their stories.

Nycti... Nyctimene

Mobaby -- He would've faught it, almost guaranteed. And that's a lot to go through. To survive and then have people doubting your word. Afterall, who are they going to believe...their wonderful, adulated, successful icon actor or his unknown, nobody daughter? She would've been slandered and possibly even death threats. But when he's dead and can't lie and fight back it's a lot easier for the truth to come out and for her to have her say, instead of being pulled into a he-said-she-said argument against him or facing court. She can say exactly what she wants and needs to now. :-)

nonmember avatar mia

I never told it in a public way about it happening to me. I told my spouse, and forgave the one who did it before he died.

nonmember avatar anonymous

I believe her. I can understand how someone would want to wait. For one, fear of retaliation would prevent her from saying anything while he was still alive, not to mention she may have never intended to tell anyone at all. Something like that is too painful to tell people about. Like she said, the constant adulation of her dad was too much for her to handle. She just couldn't take it anymore, and she wanted to set the record straight so people would leave her alone and stop idolizing someone who hurt her deeply, at least to her face. I've been there. I know how it feels. It's one of the loneliest and most painful feelings in the world. There's nothing wrong with her waiting this long. Many go to their graves never uttering a word of what has happened to them. Like her sister said, she was very brave to come forward like that. I feel for her and wish her the best. Hopefully now she can finally move on and find some peace.

jeann... jeannie39

Unless a person has a history of lying, I would believe them. Pola's sister stating how brave she is, leads me to believe she is telling the truth.

Sherry Mecom

Congrats for telling the world what he did to you..I am only sorry you waited so long to get rid of all that shame! xo Sherry

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