- Yvonne Maria Schaefer is the wife of Italian actor, Federico Castelluccio whose career started off as a model before focusing on her film career
- She has credits in about 50 international movies as a German-American actress and has also served as a film producer and consultant
- Picking up a passion for nature and science, Yvonne has been of immense help to the pharmaceutical industry
Since 2011, Federico Castelluccio has been married to Yvonne Maria Schaefer, a SAG-AFTRA actress. Yvonne is a German-American actress who has a passion for nature and the sciences. She is also a producer who founded a New York film production company known as YMC Films. Schaefer has quite a good track record for her productions even internationally and has been bestowed multiple awards for her immense contributions to the entertainment industry.
When she is not making meaningful contributions to the movie industry, Federico’s wife is traveling and making memories. She loves to refer to herself as a ‘world traveler’. She also tries to add her quota to the science world and help other corporations and companies.
Yvonne Maria Schaefer was Born in Frankfurt, Germany, and Was a Model
Yvonne was born on September 28, 1975, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Growing up, she lived in various countries like Asia, Mallorca, and Malaga Spain.
In the 1990s, Yvonne enrolled in and was a student at Johann-Wolfgang-Goether University, Frankfurt am Main. While there, she was very invested in sporting activities and her skills did not go unnoticed.
In the same 1990, Yvonne’s career as an actress kick-started and she also began as a model. She worked with many agencies in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. During the period her career as a model lasted, she worked with several designer brands including sporting brands.
Due to her interest in traveling and sporting activities, Maria Schaefer was voted ‘Action Girl’ by Maxim Lifestyle Magazine. She also made it to be the magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman of the Year.
Schaefer is A SAG-AFTRA Actress
Yvonne is a German-American actress part of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She has been part of several movie productions including Outcall, Checkmate, The Child, Brooklyn Banker, the South American version of Berlin I Love You, Trece, Cobra 11, Pizza Joint, and Little West 12th Street, to name a few.
In 2008, Yvonne’s acting career led her to an 11-year collaboration with Hanns Wolters International Inc. She was part of the incorporation until November 2019.
Aside from screen acting, the actress is also a teleprompter, and voiceover actress.
Yvonne Maria Schaefer Owns a Production Company
The 48-year-old German-American actress started her own film production company in October 2008. She is the founder of YMC Films, located in New York.
In May 2012, Maria opened another branch of this production company in Germany under the name ‘YMC Entertainment’.
As a film producer, she has under her belt, the following productions and co-productions. Some of these include Forget Me Not (2009), Sebastian Fitzek’s best-selling novel adaptation titled The Child (2012), Checkmate, Home Stay, Keep Your Enemies Closer, and The Other Path. She also produced the aforementioned South American version of Berlin I Love You.
Some more productions are Vodoo, the feature film Bonfire, and the series Outcall.
She Met Federico in 2008 and They Got Married in 2011
Having lived in many countries while growing up, Yvonne finally moved to New York City and continued to pursue her career from there.
Upon her arrival in the Big Apple, she met a fellow actor who is Italian by birth named Federico Castelluccio. He had begun his acting career in 1986 and by the time Yvonne met him, he had quite a good number of acting credits to his name.
It is important to know that Federico is also a painter and has an immense interest in painting and art in general.
Yvonne Maria Schaefer and Federico Castellucio got married on June 7, 2011, and have remained married since then.
The SAG actress was even with her husband in 2014 when the art exhibition led him to discover a 17th-century painting.
Upon the couple’s visit to a gallery in Frankfurt, Federico discovered a painting by a 17th-century Italian baroque painter, Guercino. The gallery incorrectly dated the painting as an 18th-century painting and it was put up for auction at $68,000.
Yvonne’s husband bought the painting, restored and insured it, and eventually covered many other expenses it took to make it his. At the end of it all, it cost about $140,000.
However, the actual value of the piece of art was pegged at almost $10 million.
This entire experience was subsequently made into a 6-part Docu-series and it even featured Yvonne and her husband. The title of the series produced by German filmmakers was titled ‘This Can Only Be a Real Guercino’.
She Contributes to the Entertainment Industry by Serving as an Executive Advisor and Consultant
Apart from priding herself as an actress and one-time model, Yvonne has made impactful contributions to the movie industry.
She worked as a consultant for many international film productions and served as an executive advisor for various companies as well.
Her resume in this field includes serving as the Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnership at Tamaqua Film Studios. Federico’s wife worked there for 10 months beginning in December 2022.
Federico Castelluccio’s Wife has Always had an Interest in Science
Yvonne Maria Schaefer studied natural sciences intensely and got to learn a lot about metaphysics and Eastern and Western healing methods. She focused on physical theories that connect the spiritual world with the material world.
She has garnered so much knowledge to the part where she participates in conferences and seminars. Castelluccio’s wife also advises health-based international companies on science and biotechnology.
Following this background in the science world, Yvonne served as the Chairman Executive Advisory Board of Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. a pharmaceutical company located in San Francisco. She resumed working there in August 2017 according to her LinkedIn profile.
Yvonne Maria Schaefer has Some Interesting Habits and Hobbies
As earlier stated, the Frankfurt Main-am-born was quite interested in sports when she was younger. As such, she picked up a few sporting skills and honed her skills in them. Some of the sports she has played include; golf, swimming, snow skiing, diving, surfing, snowboarding, ice skating, water skiing, bowling, yoga, and even athletics.
As a traveler, her Instagram account shows her on different tours including safari and even Arctic. She loves animals and has a couple of pictures posing with camels in the desert and other animals.
Most interestingly, Yvonne Maria is fluent in German, Spanish, and English.