Carla and Stella in Verbotene Liebe
Verbotene Liebe is a german series revolving around young people, friends and families living in Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. The turn of the 21st century brought with it the rising popularity of gay storylines. The show also attracted international popularity with characters Carla von Lahnstein and Stella Mann as a lesbian couple. They are regularly featured on AfterEllen.com, and their relationship is chronicled in detail in gay media interest blogs. Before her relationship with Stella, miss von Lahnstein was involved in romances with Hanna Novak and Susanne Brandner. Carla and Stella are portrayed by Anne Wis and Claudia Hiersche.