Niehoff, Domenica

BORN 3 Aug 1945, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 12 Feb 2009, Hamburg: Allgemeinen Krankenhaus Altona
BIRTH NAME Niehoff, Domenica Anita
CAUSE OF DEATH lung disease
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (Garten der Frauen)

In 1972 Domenica Niehoff's husband shot himself beofre her eyes. After this event she started working as a prostitute in St. Pauli, Hamburg. Later she opened her own studio where she was a dominatrix. During the 1980s she appeared on television to promote legaliation of prostitution. She appeared in several movies, among them "Messalina, Kaiserin und Hure:" (1980). In 1993 Peter Kern made a documentary about her life.

From 1998 to 2000 she was managed the small pub Fick at the Fischmarkt in Hamburg but financial problems forced her to close it. In 2009 she was the first former prostitute to be buried in the Garten der Frauen (Garden of Women) at the Ohlsdorf cemetery.


The grave of Domenica Niehoff at the Garten of Frauen at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2012)


Domenica Niehoff – Wikipedia

Niemann, Albert

Published: 17 Nov 2018
Last update: 12 Mar 2022