18 october, 1986
Wilma Elles is a German actress mostly known in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe for her lead-role in the weekly TV series "Öyle bir gecer zaman ki" (As time goes by) which broke several viewer records and is being shown in 70 countries with highest ratings.
Since four years old she wanted to be an actress and performed plays for family and neighbors. She took acting classes since the age of 10 and played in about 26 theatre plays. After receiving her acting diploma from the Kaca Celan Theatre School she got her first offers for TV and cinema productions. Her breakthrough was definitely the lead role as Caroline in the record breaking TV series "As times goes by", which is now screened in 70 countries. Despite not knowing Turkish at that time she won the hard casting rounds, while learning her lines phonetically. Now she speaks not only German and Turkish fluently, but also Frensh and English, which she proved by playing a Native French and English speaker in different cinema movies. Until now she gave life to the lead character in eight cinema movies.
Besides that she designed the worldwide first Feng Shui Fashion collection for the international brand ADL and appears as a catwalk model at various Fashion Weeks of the world. She has been on many magazine covers as Elle Bulgaria, GQ Turkey, Instyle Home, Tempo Turkey.
Wilma Elles has won five awards as Best Actress, including the European Quality Award and the World Consumer Award.