Nastassja Kinski with Arnold Schwarzenegger

A topless 15 year old Nastassja Kinski rides on the shoulders of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a swimming pool in 1976 in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Michael Ochs).

In 1976 on his first night off from rehearsals for the Bavarian State Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto in Munich, Polanski went out to dinner with a German critic and two young women. Afterwards, the four returned to Polanski’s two-bedroom hotel suite. One of the girls was the 15 year old Nastassja Kinski – an aspiring actress who was destined to star in Polanski’s 1979 film ‘Tess’.