Cosma Shiva Hagen (born 17 May 1981, Los Angeles, California) is a German actress and the daughter of New Wave/punk singer Nina Hagen and the late musician Ferdinand Karmelk. Her grandmother is actress Eva-Maria Hagen, and her step-grandfather is the East German dissident writer Wolf Biermann. Eva-Maria Hagen was allowed to emigrate to West Germany during the 1970s. Cosma Shiva’s unusual name was picked by her mother, who claimed she saw an UFO while pregnant. “Cosma” is a reference to Cosmos, and “Shiva” is a reference to the Hindu God Shiva.