The daughter of the late Klaus Kinski has claimed the actor raped her repeatedly during her childhood.
Pola Kinski, now 60, revealed in a shocking interview with the German magazine, Stern, that her father sexually assaulted her from the age of five until she was 19.
In her autobiography Kindermund (From the Mouths of Children) she speaks of him subjecting her to violent rape and abuse and then showering her with expensive presents.
'I kept quiet for years because he forbade me from talking about it,' Pola Kinski told German Stern magazine in an interview published today.
'The terrible thing is that he once told me that it was completely natural, that fathers all over the world did that with their daughters,' she said.
The actor had two other children with his second and third wives - film star Nastassja Kinski and a son, Nikolai.
Pola Kinski said she wrote the book to help 'others who have lived through something similar' - but also because she was sick of hearing how people revered her famous father.
'I couldn't stand hearing it any more: 'Your father! Cool! Genius! I always loved him!'. I always replied 'Yeah, yeah'. Since his death this adulation has got even worse,' she said.
'When I saw him in films, I always thought that he was exactly like that at home, Pola Kinski told Stern.
'He really abused everyone.'
Germany's top-selling daily Bild wrote that Pola Kinski should be considered 'a heroine' for having the courage to talk about 'what probably thousands of daughters do not dare to say'.