Claudia Porsche born August 6, 1948, in Balingen is a German lobbyist and former prosecutor, professor, and politician affiliated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
In today’s article, we take a look into her life as we explore more about her as well as her cause of illness and how it all happened.
Claudia Porsche’s Biography
Claudia Porsche rose to prominence in Baden-Württemberg through her work in government, academia, and the film business.
Porsche was raised in Balingen and graduated from high school in 1967. She went on to study law at the universities of Munich and Tübingen, where she passed her state law tests in 1972 and 1974. She worked as a prosecutor and judge in Stuttgart after passing her exams, finally getting a doctorate in law in 1981.
She then became a civil and criminal law professor at the University of Public Administration and Finance in Ludwigsburg, as well as holding additional teaching positions at other colleges.
On the suggestion of then-Prime Minister Erwin Teufel, Porsche was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1998 for her exceptional achievements.
Porsche’s political career began in the 1980s when she was elected to the Stuttgart city council and served on the parliamentary group board. She was a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from 1992 to 1996, and she was also a member of the CDU parliamentary group in the Children’s Study Commission.
Porsche was appointed to the Baden-Württemberg state government as a state councillor in 2006 by Prime Minister Günther Oettinger. She maintained the role until the 2010 cabinet upheaval when she opted to resign.
During her term, Porsche was in charge of Demographic Change and Senior Citizens, a post that matched her skill in dealing with the effects of an ageing population.
Aside from politics, Porsche has had a tremendous impact on the entertainment industry. She has been the chairwoman of the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy’s supervisory board and a member of its advisory board since 2008.
She also serves on the board of directors of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim. Porsche’s commitment to the film industry is further demonstrated by her role as chairwoman of the Friends of the Alliance of German Producers – Film & Television since 2013.
Porsche has served on the Board of Ambassadors of the Society of Friends of ESMT in Berlin since 2019, assisting the organisation in its support of the famous ESMT Berlin.
Porsche has a daughter from her first marriage, and she has been married to Wolfgang Porsche since February 2019. The couple had been together since 2007.
However, in 2023, it was reported that Wolfgang Porsche filed for divorce, citing Claudia’s “dementia-like illness” as the reason for their split.
Claudia Porsche illness
Claudia Porsche is currently suffering from a “dementia-like illness” which has led to her husband Wolfgang filing for a divorce from her. She is currently living at her home while being given medical attention.