Veronica Maria Cäcilia Ferres (German pronunciation: [veˈʁoːnikaː ˈfɛʁɛs] (listen); born 10 June 1965) is a German film, television, and stage actress. Her 2007 portrayal of Sara Bender in Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie, based on the true story of Jutta Fleck, earned her the award for Best Actress at the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German Television Awards).
Ferres was in a relationship with Helmut Dietl from 1990 to 1999. They collaborated on movies like Schtonk! (1991), Rossini (1997), Late Show (1999) and many others. In February 2000, they announced their separation. She has one daughter, Lilly Krug, with her ex-husband Martin Krug. The marriage lasted from 2001 until their divorce in 2010. In 2014, Ferres married Carsten Maschmeyer.
Ferres was born in Solingen. She grew up as the youngest child and only daughter of Peter Ferres, a coal and potato merchant, and his wife Katharina.She completed her Abitur at the Gymnasium Schwertstrasse in Solingen, and then completed a German, theatre studies and psychology degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.