Renate Blume was born in Bad Wildunger, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Germany on May 3, 1944. Renate grew up in East Germany in Dresden and initially wanted to become a doctor, however, studied she ended up at the State Drama School in Berlin-Schöneberg. While still a student in 1964 she appeared alongside Eberhard Esche in a major role in the internationally successful DEFA film “Der geteilte Himmel”, based on the book by Christa Wolf. After graduating in 1965 she became a member of the Dresden State Theatre until 1970. From 1970 she was a member of the Actors Ensemble of television of the GDR and starred in numerous television movies, feature films and television series, including “Barfuß ins Bett” (1988).
In 1990 she worked as a drama teacher. From 1992 she renewed her commitment to the acting and appeared in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Oybin and other places, in cinema and TV films and TV series. In 2001, she was together with Alexander Reed, her son, on the stage of Störtebeker Festival in Ralswiek. Since 2003, she has appeared in several roles at the Berliner Kriminal Theater. In 2005, Renate Blume joined the ensemble of the ZDF television series ‘Fünf Sterne’. In 2011 she played together with Wolfgang Winkler as Alfred Ill "The Lady" in Dürrenmatt's "The Visit of the Old Lady".
From 1969 to 1974 Renate Blume was married to director Frank Beyer. From 1974 to 1976 she lived with the actor Gojko Mitic. From 1981 until his death in 1986, she was married to the East German/American actor and singer Dean Reed. Her son from her marriage to Beyer, Alexander, was adopted by Reed.
BLUME, Renate (aka Renate Blume-Reed) [5/3/1944, Bad Wildunger, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Germany - ] - stage, TV, voice actress, married to director Frank Beyer [1932-2006] (1969-1974), director, actor, singer Dean Reed [1938-1986] (1981-1986), mother of actor Alexander Reed [1969- ].
Apaches – 1973
Ulzana – 1973 (Leona)
Kit & Co. – 1974 (Joy Gastell)
Bloody Heart - 1986 (Jane Gonzales) [as Renate Bloom-Reed] [Never completed do to Dean