Born in 1960, Victoria Trauttmansdorff was raised in Vienna, the daughter of a Dutch mother and an Austrian father. At the age of 16 she made the decision to become an actress while sitting in the audience of London’s National Theatre, watching Alec Guinness perform. She went to drama school in Salzburg and left the course after two years in order to take up her first long-term appointment at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. Her career led her to the National Theatre in Mannheim, to the Schauspielhaus in Stuttgart and, as early as 1993, to the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. During this period she worked with directors including Jürgen Bosse, Robert Wilson (‘Time Rocker’ by Lou Reed and Robert Wilson), Stephan Kimmig (‘Nora’), Andreas Kriegenburg (including ‘Unschuld’ by Dea Loher and ‘Bernarda Albas Haus’), Nicolas Stemann and Michael Thalheimer (‘A Long Day’s Journey into Night’ by Eugene O’Neill and ‘Hamlet’). Moreover she has appeared in many films, including taking the lead roles in ‘Falscher Bekenner’ (Director: Christoph Hochhäusler) and "Gegenüber" (Director: Jan Bonny), as well as Margarethe von Trotta’s film about Hannah Arendt. For the 12/13 season opening she could be seen as General’s widow Anna Petrowna in ‘Platonov’ (Director: Jan Bosse), she worked with Bastian Kraft on ‘Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (The Longing of Veronika Voss)’ and on ´Das Käthchen von Heilbronn´ and in the summer of 2014 she performed in productions including ‘The Three Musketeers’ at the Thalia Tent.
Victoria Trauttmansdorff has been a regular member of the Thalia ensemble since 1991.