Martje Grohmann: Everything About Werner Herzog’s Ex-wife

Martje Grohmann

Martje Grohmann is the ex-wife of German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director, Werner Herzog. Martje’s ex-husband is known for his work in Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Heart of Glass (1976), Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Cobra Verde (1987), Lessons of Darkness (1992), and many more.

Martje Grohmann: Bio Summary

Name Martje Grohmann
Born 1943
Gender Female
Famous as ex-wife of Werner Herzog
Parents N/A
Marital status Divorced
Spouse Werner Herzog
Children Rudolph Herzog
Occupation Actress, writer

How Old Is Martje Grohmann?

Martje Grohmann was born in the year 1943. She will be celebrating her 80th birthday in 2023. Her full date of birth is unknown. Information regarding her parents, brothers, and sisters is not available. She has not provided any information about her life as a child, relatives, family background, and educational details.

Martje Has A Few Acting And Writing Credits

Martje Grohmann is an actress and writer. She appeared as Mina in Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979). As a writer, she contributed to the script of Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness (1979). She also served as a production assistant for Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). She was a screenplay translator for Invincible, which she did in English.

Martje Is The First Wife Of Werner Herzog

Martje Grohmann is the first woman Werner Herzog got married to. The first time she met Werner is not known but they were in a relationship for some time before getting married. They became husband and wife officially in 1967. They were married for almost 20 years. They divorced in 1985 after about 18 years of being married. After the divorce, Martje hasn’t disclosed any information about her love life.

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Werner Herzog got married for the second time to Christine Maria Ebenberger. Their marriage lasted from 1987 until 1997. Werner later married his third wife, Russian-American visual artist and photographer, Elena Herzog (née Pisetski) also known as Lena Herzog. Werner has been married three times. He has also been involved in a relationship with Austrian-German actress Eva Mattes.

Martje Has A Son With Werner Herzog

Martje Grohmann is the mother of one child from her marriage to her now ex-husband Werner Herzog. The two have a son named Rudolph Herzog. Rudolph who was born in 1973, in Munich, Germany, works in the entertainment industry just like his father Werner. Rudolph is a German film director, producer, and writer. Rudolph is a voting member of the European Film Academy.

Rudolph Herzog has served as a writer in The Heist, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Der Agent, A Short History of Nuclear Folly, Last Exit: Space, Unsere Kontinente, and many more. He has 13 writing credits per his IMDb profile. He has directed A Short History of Nuclear Folly, How to Fake a War, Last Exit: Space, and Die Welt in der Schuldenfalle, among others.

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Rudolph Herzog has served as a producer of The White Diamond, The Heist, Erklär mir Liebe, The Paedophile Next Door, and others. According to his website, ‘His second book, the critically acclaimed SHORT HISTORY OF NUCLEAR FOLLY, was published in the U.K., the U.S., and Canada. A documentary by Rudolph based on the book was featured on ARTE and NETFLIX. He helmed a National Geographic special on polar explorer Roald Amundsen and THE AGENT on the spy Werner Stiller.’

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