'Becoming Elizabeth' on STARZ: Alicia von Rittberg is first German actress to play Queen Elizabeth I

'Becoming Elizabeth' on STARZ: Alicia von Rittberg is first German actress to play Queen Elizabeth I
Alicia von Rittberg as Elizabeth Tudor in 'Becoming Elizabeth' (STARZ)

Period dramas are always fascinating and tell viewers about certain things that happened back in the day which might not be available in the public domain. In recent years, shows like ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Gilded Age’ have given us some of the most riveting stuff about a time that was much different from the 21st century. STARZ is also joining the bandwagon to bring another period drama that will reveal some extraordinary details about one of the most powerful monarchs.

Titled ‘Becoming Elizabeth’, the series revolves around Elizabeth Tudor and how she used to live in her younger years. She was considered to be illegitimate after her mother’s marriage to King Henry VIII was annulled. She had to go through a lot to make her way to the top and become the Queen of England and Ireland. This might be one of the few series that will talk about Elizabeth’s younger years in detail. Prior to this, viewers have always seen Elizabeth as the Queen.



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The premise of the show looks really intriguing and will offer a fresh perspective on the life of the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.

The STARZ series features a stellar cast led by Alicia von Rittberg, who plays the role of Elizabeth Tudor on the show. She is the first German actress to play the role of Queen Elizabeth I. Let’s get to know more about the talented German actress.


Jessica Raine as Catherine Parr in 'Becoming Elizabeth' (STARZ)


What was Alicia von Rittberg’s debut film/series?

Born on December 10, 1993, Alicia von Rittenberg started her acting career at the tender age of 6 and appeared in a few projects. As she grew older, she became more fascinated with the world of acting and studied about it, and got her first major acting role in the 2011 German movie ‘Eine Ganz heiße Nummer’. Meanwhile, in 2012, she received recognition for her role in the German TV film ‘And all were Silent’. She also received the 2013 Young Artist Award at the Bavarian Television Award.

The actress entered Hollywood with a bang and starred in David Ayer’s highly popular movie ‘Fury’ opposite Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, and Shie LaBeouf.


Alicia von Rittberg as Emma in a scene from David Ayer's 'Fury' (IMDb)


Since then, she has been seen in projects such as ‘Our Kind of Traitor’, ‘Balloon’, ‘Resistance’, ‘Romy’, and ‘Charlie’.


Who is Alicia von Rittberg dating now?

The German actress is single and there is not much information about her past relationships as well.

What is Alicia von Rittberg’s net worth?

Rittberg began her career in 2000 and has worked on several high-end German projects. According to IdolNetWorth.com, the actress’s net worth is reportedly estimated at $14 million. Most of her fortune has come through acting.




In a recent interview, Alicia opened up about her career and revealed in which field she would have pursued her career. She said, “If the acting doesn’t go well, calligraphy could be my next career.”

Who else will be seen alongside Alicia von Rittberg?

Other actors to feature in ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ include Romola Garai as Queen Mary I, Jessica Raine as Catherine Parr, Tom Cullen as Thomas Seymour, Bella Ramsey as Lady Jane Grey, Olivia Zetterstrom as King Edward VI, and John Hefferman as Duke of Somerset.


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