Madame Eva Heissen
With a saloon and brothel located in the center of Five Points, Madame Eva Heissen is a force in the world of vice. As her Uptown business falters, she attempts to reassert herself as the number one businesswoman in the slum, pouring her energy and resources into Eva’s Paradise in Five Points. While catalysts both violent and political create new business opportunities, Eva must tread lightly to avoid the increasing risk of a misstep in the changing political landscape of The Points.
About Franka Potente
Hailed by critics as “charismatic” and “exhilarating,” Franka Potente consistently captivates audiences with her diverse and engaging performances. Born in Germany, Potente made her award-winning film debut in Nach Funf im Urwald, which she soon followed up with her breakthrough performance as the heroine in Tom Tykwer’s cult classic, Run Lola Run.
After starring in several successful movies in her native country, Potente was cast as Matt Damon’s love interest in The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy as well as Johnny Depp’s girlfriend in Blow. She has also appeared in guest starring roles on TV’s House and The Shield among others. Potente is also a gifted writer with two collections of short stories published in her native Germany. She originally attended the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon transferred to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.