The Polanski Archives: Pattern of Underage Girls?


August 25, 2005Daily Mail: A Polanski threesome which included 15 year-old Nastassja Kinski:

On his first night off from rehearsals for the Bavarian State Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Polanski went out to dinner with a German critic and two young women.

Afterwards, the four returned to Polanski’s two-bedroom hotel suite.

The director took one of the girls to bed while the critic took the other, but when Polanski emerged from his room during the night he discovered that the critic had gone home, leaving his date – who called herself “Nasty” – sprawled in an armchair in the sitting room.

Polanski immediately invited her to join him and his partner for what was later described as a “threesome”, and she agreed.

The girl’s name, he learnt later, was Nastassja Kinski – an aspiring actress who was destined to star in his 1979 film Tess.

She was just 15, and he was 43.

Polanski’s own words from his memoir:

Nastassia introduced me to her mother, who discussed her career with me […]. That was when I first learned Nastassia’s age. She was only fifteen.

We made love more than once during my three months in Munich. […] On the night we met I’d thought her a couple of years older than her friend, who was, in fact, seventeen.

July 9, 1976Boca Raton News: Polanski overshares about his favorite part of a woman’s body.

March 28, 1977 — Time Magazine: More underage girls?:

Polanski, whose reputation for dating teen-age girls is well known in Hollywood, seemed remarkably unchastened by the impending legal action that could ruin his American career. Three days after his arrest he appeared at a fashionable restaurant accompanied by a girl who looked not a great deal older than the age of consent.

August 9, 1977Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Polanski admits to knowing the girl’s age at the time of the rape and had at first intended to claim the victim made everything up until he learned actress Angelica Huston intended to testify against him.


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