Valentina Pahde: ​​”Women always have to give 20 percent more than men”

Valentina Pahde (27) has been acting since she was three years old. But especially as a woman with blond hair, she is often put straight into a drawer, the 27-year-old said to “picture on sunday“: “In the eyes of many, I am the sweet blonde who is otherwise not credited with anything else.”

But Valentina does not correspond to the cliché at all. Because the actress has not only been an integral part of the daily soap “Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten” since 2015, Valentina also took second place in the 14th season of “Let’s Dance” and also opened at the beginning of 2019 with her twin sister Cheyenne (27) a delicatessen in Munich.

The 27-year-old also supports the “Lights On Women” award, which annually honors only women in the film business.

Valentina Pahde: ​​”Women often treat each other nothing”

Because precisely because of such clichés that Valentina constantly encounters, she has to make a lot more effort in the film industry – because of her gender.

“Men support each other more. We women therefore always have to give 20 percent more than men in order to be convincing. In the long run it can be very exhausting,” explains Pahde in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”.

She also emphasizes that women have to support each other a lot more to promote equal treatment in the industry: “Men don’t fight each other when it’s about the same position. Women often don’t begrudge each other anything and sometimes have a blatant competitive spirit.”

Valentina also noticed this unequal treatment in the delicatessen. “Women are often more ambitious and disciplined on the job than men,” she says, adding: “Of course, that doesn’t apply to everyone across the board. But men often rest on the mere fact that they’re a man and therefore supposedly automatically im Advantage.”

But so that the twins don’t come under too much pressure, their motto is: “It’s better if there’s only one of us on the podium than none.”