Vicky Krieps (born October 4, 1983) is a Luxembourgish actress. She has starred in a number of American, Luxembourgish, French and German productions. She appeared in films, such as Hanna, Two Lives, A Most Wanted Man, The Chambermaid Lynn, Colonia, and Old. Krieps had a leading role in the Academy Award-winning film Phantom Thread. She has starred in the films, Gutland, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and The Last Vermeer. She received a German Television Award for the series Das Boot.
Krieps was born in Luxembourg City, the daughter of a Luxembourgish father, who managed a film distribution company, and of a German mother. Her grandfather, Robert Krieps, was a politician and war-time member of the Luxembourg Resistance. Krieps had her first acting experiences at the Lycée de Garçons secondary school in Luxembourg, receiving training at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg City. In 2004, she was far from convinced that her career would be her future. Rather than enrolling in one of the drama schools, she participated in a social project at the primary school of a South African township near Knysna. This confirmed her resolve to study acting, with the goal of performing on theatre stages. She attended Zurich University of the Arts, while gathering acting experience at the Schauspielhaus Zürich.