Hanna Schygulla (born December 25, 1943 in Königshütte, Upper Silesia, then-Germany; now Chorzów in Poland) is a German actress and singer.
She's best known for being The Muse of theatre and film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder between 1965 and his death in 1982. One of the most prominent actresses of the New German Cinema, she won the 1979 Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear for Best Actress for Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, as well as the award for Best Actress for the Marco Ferreri film The Story of Piera at the Cannes Film Festival in 1983.
Her filmography includes:
- The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) as Karin Thimm
- Effi Briest (1974) as Effi Briest
- The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) as Maria Braun
- Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) as Eva
- Lili Marleen (1981) as Willie
- That Night in Varennes (1982) as Countess Sophie de la Borde
- Dead Again (1991) as Inga Madsen
- Warsaw Year 5703 (1992) as Stefania Bukowska
- The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) as Magda Goebbels
- The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019) as Ludmila Blavitsky