Nora-Isabelle Balling, also known as Nora Anders (born July 31, 1964, Koblenz, Germany) is a German fashion model, and was the first wife of the singer and former Modern Talking member, Thomas Anders, between 1984 and 1999.
After Balling graduated from high school, she studied in a Bonn cosmetology school, and got a qualification in cosmetics and makeup the following year.
Balling was previously the bride of one of Thomas Anders's friends. When young, she inherited a considerable amount of money from her parents. Anders started his music career in 1980 and published songs such as Du weinst um ihn. Balling started a relationship with Anders in 1983 and appeared in the music video of Heißkalter Engel the same year.
In August 1984, Anders proposed to Balling. However, her mother died shortly afterwards, on November 5 and the couple were also involved in a road accident on November 12. Both remained uninjured.
Later that year, in September 1984, Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders founded Modern Talking, which produced many hit songs like "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" and "Brother Louie".
Despite these setbacks and distractions, Balling and Anders were married on December 28, 1984 in a registry office, The following summer, they had a church wedding ceremony on July 27, 1985 in the Catholic Church Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Koblenz. On this occasion, Nora Balling gave Anders the well-known Nora necklace, which Anders wore in most of his Modern Talking videos. Balling became Anders' personal manager, make up artist, and image maker
Balling divorced Anders in February 1999.