As a little girl, she climbed the highest trees and for her role in The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, she received professional training in track and field: From early childhood on, sports have played an important part in Elke Sommer’s life.
However, did you know that she was a successful race car driver? Steering her jeep through rough terrain and her Porsche over the bumps of the Nurburgring?
That she was a dreaded competitor on the tennis court – Sports Illustrated gave her the nickname “The Brute” – and that she teamed up with Ilie Nastase against Billy Jean King?
That she participates today in golf tournaments – and that she actually wins them?
On the next page, you will find a series of private and official photos showing the “athlete” Elke Sommer in a variety of disciplines.