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Munich – She inherited her warmth from her mother!
actress Cornelia Corba (52) and mother Gabriele “Bella” Bayr (75) separate only a few steps. She lives on the ground floor, Mama Bella on the floor above. After the sudden death of Corba’s partner Thomas “Tommy” Fuchsberger in 2010, the TV star moved back into his parents’ house. “We have a very special relationship, we’re like sisters,” says Cornelia Corba to BILD.
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They also spend vacations together. Corba: “We just got back from our big trip. It was my first vacation in ten years.” Six weeks in Mexico and the USA! “We celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends in Mexico. Summer, sun and beach!”
Next stop: California. In San Diego, they stayed at the Hotel del Coronado, where Marilyn Monroe was filming Some Like It Hot in 1958. “I slipped into a Marilyn dress, put on the blonde wig and our photo shoot began,” says Corba.
The Munich actress would have liked to have been employed in the hotel’s Monroe souvenir shop. “The tourists almost thought Marilyn had risen, everyone wanted to take pictures with Cornelia,” says Mama Bella and laughs.
On to Los Angeles: Universal Studios and Disney World. “The Disney parade is great,” enthuses mum Bella. “And with the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios, we thought we were flying – that was crazy!” adds Cornelia Corba. But the US metropolis was swept clean. “The tourists are still missing.”
Around 1000 miles further, in the US state of Montana, Cornelia Corba’s sister Claudia (55) enjoys exactly this calm. She lives on a remote range with horses and cows, the nearest neighbors are 20 minutes away. Bella: “This endless expanse is fascinating and at the end of the horizon the mountains appear.” Claudia, who is American by choice, visits her family in Munich twice a year. “But we facetime every day,” says Cornelia.
Since the end of March, Cornelia Corba has been back on stage with her concert show “Alexandra Unforgotten”. The screenplay was written by mother Bella. “We have been working together for a very long time. Only she knows me so well. She has the all-round view – and only wants the best for me,” says the actress.
Working, living and vacationing together – this mother-daughter relationship works on all levels. “Of course, the cord removal process has to happen sometimes,” jokes Cornelia.