Meret Becker, born on January 15, 1969, in Bremen, Germany, is a versatile and accomplished artist, known for her contributions to the world of acting and music. Her life and career have been marked by artistic influences, collaborations, and a commitment to creative expression.
Early Life and Family Heritage
Meret Becker was born into a family deeply rooted in the world of entertainment. Her parents, Monika Hansen and Rolf Becker, were both esteemed actors, laying the foundation for her artistic journey. Raised in Berlin, she shared her upbringing with her brother Ben Becker, and was brought up by her mother and stepfather, Otto Sander. Her family connections to the entertainment industry run even deeper, as she is the granddaughter of comedian Claire Schlichting and the niece of the acrobat and comedian Jonny Buchardt.
In 1996, Meret Becker married Alexander Hacke, a member of the avant-garde band Einstürzende Neubauten. This union also marked the beginning of a creative collaboration, as Hacke contributed songs to Becker’s albums, including “Noctambule.” Their artistic synergy extended to Einstürzende Neubauten’s album “Ende Neu,” where Becker’s voice graced the track “Stella Maris” in a duet with Blixa Bargeld.
Meret Becker’s talent is not confined to music. She has made a significant impact on the world of acting with diverse and memorable roles. In the 1997 German film “Comedian Harmonists,” she portrayed the character Ernal Eggstein. Her portrayal of Katya, a prostitute, in “Painted Angels” in 1998 showcased her versatility as an actress. During this period, she also embarked on a sold-out tour with Nina Hagen, titled “Wir heißen beside Anna,” where they performed songs by Bertold Brecht, set to music by Paul Dessau and Kurt Weill.
She also appeared in Rosa von Praunheim’s film “The Einstein of Sex” in 1999, demonstrating her ability to take on complex and challenging roles.
In addition to her acting career, Meret Becker is a talented musician. She has released two studio albums, “Nachtmahr” and “Fragiles.” These albums are a fusion of songs, poetry, and short stories, often featuring unusual instruments and avant-garde arrangements. Her artistic approach in these albums showcases her unique ability to blend various forms of creative expression.
Meret Becker’s artistic journey has included collaborations with prominent figures in the entertainment industry. In 1993, she appeared as the female singer in the U2 music video for “Stay (Faraway, So Close!).” Additionally, in 2005, she played a supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s film “Munich.”
Who is Meret Becker’s Daughter?
Lulu Hacke is the daughter of Meret Becker and she is a multifaceted artist known for her work in both music and acting. Under the stage name Lusah, she is a talented composer and singer who has achieved success in the music industry. Recently, she has ventured into the realm of acting, taking on significant roles in two prominent productions. Lulu Hacke showcased her acting skills in the films “German Genius,” directed by Detlev Buck and Cüneyt Kaya, as well as “Asbest,” directed by Kida Ramadan.