Hagen, Cosma Shiva

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Hagen, Cosma Shiva Gender: F
born on 17 May 1981 at 20:14 (= 8:14 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°06' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°09'

Cosma Shiva Hagen (at the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, 31 May 2012)
photo: Martina Nolte, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German-American actress and the daughter of new wave/punk singer Nina Hagen and musician Ferdinand Karmelk. Her grandmother is actress Eva-Maria Hagen, and her step-grandfather is the East German dissident writer Wolf Biermann. Eva-Maria Hagen was allowed to emigrate to West Germany during the 1970s. Shiva's unusual name was picked by her mother, who claimed she saw a UFO while pregnant. "Cosma" is a reference to Cosmos, and "Shiva" is a reference to the Hindu God Shiva.

Shiva is largely unknown outside of German-speaking countries. Although she speaks English, her acting roles have been largely confined to German language films and television productions. She also starred in an Irish film called Short Order (2005).

Shiva speaks German, English, French and Spanish. As a child, Cosma Shiva lived in London, Berlin, Paris, Ibiza, a boarding school in Lüneburg and her current home, Hamburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • child->parent relationship with Hagen, Nina (born 11 March 1955)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes time from the book Nina Hagen: that's why the lady is a punk by Nina Hagen and Marcel Feige (Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, 2003), p. 429: "Cosma Shiva war abends um 20.14 Uhr geboren." Other details from California Birth Index.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Speaks German, English, French and Spanish)