Haag, Romy

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Haag, Romy Gender: MF
Edouard Frans Verbaarsschott
born on 1 January 1948 at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )
Place Scheveningen, Netherlands, 52n06, 4e17
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°41' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°18 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°32'

Romy Haag
photo: Thor NL (Tom Ordelman)., license gfdl


Dutch cabaret entertainer, actor, singer, dancer and nightclub manager, and noted transgender woman. In 1983, Haag underwent complete sex reassignment surgery.

When she was 13, Romy Haag and her family joined the circus. She started her career at the renowned Circus Strassburger as a children's clown. At age 16, she moved to Paris with the trapeze artists from the circus and debuted at the Parisian nightclub Alcazar as a cabaret dancer.

In 1972, an American show manager offered Haag a tour booking and she performed her show "Berlin Chanson" at Fire Island, in Long Island and Atlantic City. In 1974, at age 26, she opened her own cabaret, named Chez Romy Haag, in Berlin-Schöneberg. In 1976, Haag and David Bowie began a romantic relationship; Bowie subsequently moved to Berlin and completed his first German tour.

Her first single “Liege-Samba“ appeared in 1977, with Udo Lindenberg contributing the lyrics and music. In 1981, her first album So bin ich, with Klaus Hoffmann contributing the lyrics, was released.

After nine years, in 1983, she sold her night club to travel the world. Returning to Germany in 1986, she began touring Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the U.S. with her “City in the Night” show.

In 1999, her autobiography Eine Frau und mehr was published. Haag describes her life, the art scene in the U.S., and Berlin in the 1970s.

In 2012, she had an asteroid named after her: 305660 Romyhaag.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Health : Medical procedure 1983 (sex change operation M -> F)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Autobiography, "Eine Frau und mehr")

Source Notes

Hans Taeger quotes her, he knows her personally.

Published sources like Wikipedia have her 3 years younger, born 1 January 1951, but Dutch wikipedia has also 1948.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Sex reassignment)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transgender M-to-F
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Cabaret)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts (Children's clown)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Cabaret)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Eine Frau und mehr")