Nora Balling
German fashion model
Nora Balling
Nora-Isabelle Balling, also known as Nora Anders is a German fashion model, and was the first wife of the singer and former Modern Talking member, Thomas Anders, between 1985 and 1999. It is often said that Balling provoked Modern Talking's split in 1987.
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  • 1999
    Age 34
    Balling divorced Anders in February 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Modern Talking was the subject of parodies because of the "Nora" necklace that Balling gave to Thomas Anders after their marriage. The necklace was very large, and was frequently parodied.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Despite the parodies and practical jokes they faced, Anders told Chilean newspaper La Segunda in 1989 that "he would never be going to take it out.
    More Details Hide Details It is my amulet." Singles
  • 1987
    Age 22
    It is often said that Balling provoked Modern Talking's split in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details After Balling graduated from high school, she continued her education in a Bonn cosmetology school, and got qualification in cosmetics and visage in a year. Balling also worked as a model in advertisements for jewelry, rings, chains and perfumes.
  • 1984
    Age 19
    Balling married Anders in a registry office, on December 28, 1984. They had a public wedding ceremony on July 27, 1985 in the Catholic Church Herz-Jesu-Kirche, in Koblenz. Nora Balling gave Anders the well-known Nora necklace, with which Anders appeared on most of his Modern Talking videos. Balling became Anders' personal manager, visagiste and image maker. By the end of 1987, Modern Talking broke up, due to several discrepancies between Dieter Bohlen and Balling.
    More Details Hide Details Balling explained in an interview with La Segunda, that "the split didn't occur because of the fights between themselves. What happens is that their personalities are different. Dieter likes to visit night clubs. We, on the contrary, are very calm." Balling then worked with Anders on his music project Man-X as music producer and songwriter. After releasing a couple of solo albums, Anders retired from his music career temporarily and went with Balling to live in Los Angeles, California, in Clark Gable's former house. However, they decided to return to Germany some time later.
    In September 1984, Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders founded Modern Talking, which produced many successful songs like You're My Heart, You're My Soul and Brother Louie.
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    In August 1984, Anders asked for marriage to Balling, but her mother died soon after that, on November 5.
    More Details Hide Details The couple suffered a road accident on November 12, but they were not injured.
  • 1983
    Age 18
    Balling engaged in a relationship with Anders, and appeared in the music video of Hei├čkalter Engel, in 1983.
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  • 1980
    Age 15
    Balling was formerly the bride of one of Thomas Anders's friends, named Stefan. Despite being young, she inherited a large quantity of money from her uncle. Anders started his music career in 1980, and published songs such as Du weinst um ihn.
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  • 1964
    Born on July 31, 1964.
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