If you could remember in the 1990s, you might remember her from her roles in Hi, are you alone?, black prickly pear or for his famous commercials for compresses. And it is that, it has been a long time since you have known (we have known) about Silke, the young woman who never expected to become a movie star in the 90s and that he renounced it of his own free will.
Silke Hornillos Klein will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Despite her name, she is from Madrid and the daughter of a lawyer and a German translator. She lived the first years of her life like any other person: she went to high school and finished her studies but At the age of 18, he accidentally got a small role in a Manuel Iborra film: Virginia Club Orchestra and his life took a 180 degree turn.
He dropped out, went to travel the world, set up a local craft business and, like who doesn’t want to, suddenly he was starring alongside Candela Peña in the first film by Icíar Bollaín (Hi, are you alone?). In just two years she went from being unknown to being nominated for a Goya for Best New Actress for Land.
His thing was to arrive and kiss the saint. He became the face of modernity in Spanish cinema and everyone wanted more of her… She got into three different characters in six months, she released four films in two years and it wore her down emotionally. As she herself stated in an interview with The weekly country: “My family found me stressed, hysterical, very bad: I was depressed and clueless.”
Despite the success, Madrid-style She did not like being mythologized and wanted to turn her into an icon. So his career would only last five years. The quality of the films in which she appeared was decreasing and, far from worrying, she Silke she felt relieved. In 2007 she said goodbye to the screen with the cold hourwhich passed without pain or glory on the billboard.
In 2016, El País located her in Ibiza, selling their pieces of artisan jewelry in Las Dalias (the most famous market in the city). Shut out of the cameras and only appearing in a couple of very small and very specific productions, no release date or any kind of distribution: Bluu, the last days of Ibiza Y 4 altarsa Peruvian film that was left halfway due to the pandemic and whose filming was resumed in 2021.
When asked about the whirlwind of those films, he confesses that “They took my innocence”. However, she is currently doing very well with her brand: Silke K Horn. In addition, she personally is married and has a son. A clear example that there is life beyond the glorification of fame.
Silke, from the muse of Medem’s cinema in the 90s to a designer at the Las Dalias market. Ibiza, Thursday at 9:00 p.m. in @StreetviuCero @zero pic.twitter.com/CDoduwYxEK
– Streetviú #0 (@StreetviuCero) October 4, 2017
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