Michaela Schaffrath became famous in Germany as a pornographic actress under the stage name Gina Wild.
She was born as a daughter of a mason and a housewife in Eschweiler, West Germany. After school she worked as a nurse for disabled children for 10 years. In 1999 the porn director Harry S. Morgan spotted an amateur porn movie with Schaffrath and her husband Axel. Morgan hired Schaffrath as a professional porn actress and produced eight movies with Schaffrath in the star role under the name Gina Wild.
In 2000 Schaffrath decided to stop producing porn movies, trying to become a mainstream actress. Since then she had minor roles in several German movies.