Reni Wassulmaier

Reni Wassulmaier
Reni as a man in GTA Vice City Stories.
Reni as a man in GTA Vice City Stories.

Reni as a man in GTA Vice City Stories.
Appearances GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Full Name Reni Wassulmaier
Aliases Freak of Nature (by the Mendez Cartel)


Gender Gender::Female
Place of Birth Germany
Nationality German
Home Vice City
Liberty City
Main Affiliations Frankie
Diego Mendez
Victor Vance
Lance Vance
Ricardo Diaz
Barry Mickelthwaite
Phil Collins
Vehicles Deluxo
Businesses InterGlobal Films
Flashback FM
Voiced by Barbara Rosenblatt

Reni Wassulmaier is a transsexual avant-garde film director from Germany (circa 1984) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and a DJ for Flashback FM circa 1998 in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In her appearances in both games, Reni is voiced by Barbara Rosenblatt.

Character history

Life until 1984

Reni was born a woman, presumably in Germany. Prior to 1984, she had her first sex change to become a man, later being converted back to a woman, then a man again. Surgical sex changes date back to Berlin, Germany as early as 1930, though Reni is much younger. In Europe, she became famous for shooting avant-garde art films which included child torture in a Berlin pizza parlor and a rhinoceros making love to a neon sign[1]. On Flashback FM, she also mentions having been a prostitute (while female).


Reni eventually moved his (at the time) entire production company to Vice City, where he produced commercials and "edgy" pop music videos[2]. Frankie served as his assistant throughout much of his appearances. His associates included Ricardo Diaz, Diego Mendez, Victor Vance (all major drug dealers, Diego having had a secret gay relationship with him), Barry Mickelthwaite (manager of Phil Collins who slept with Reni in Venice, Italy while drunk) and Spitz (a small-time director who also bought kilos of cocaine at a time)

Eventually his life was threatened by Diego and Armando Mendez, who were at war with Vic Vance. Vic protected him until he received his fourth sex change[3] (into a woman) and returned to Europe to be a porn star[4].


For most of the 80s and 90s, Reni had a promising career in adult film. In 1998, she became the DJ for Flashback FM in Liberty City, where she talked extensively about her own sexual experiences. Non-chronologically, this was her first appearance in the Grand Theft Auto universe, on which the rest of her character was built around.


  • After her fourth sex change, Reni becomes a woman again. Reni had to be born a woman, became a man, went back to being a woman, went back to being a man, before becoming a woman again in 1984.
  • Reni has a star in the Vinewood Walk of Fame in Grand Theft Auto V.

Mission appearances

GTA Vice City Stories


  1. From the official GTA Vice City Stories website:
    Jenny Mitchell: "He wowed audiences with his short films about child torture in a Berlin pizza parlor. Then she stunned intelligent European audiences with her short film about a rhinoceros making love to a neon sign."
  2. From the official GTA Vice City Stories website:
    Jenny Mitchell: "Reni Wassulmaier... is coming to Vice City to film a series of television commercials and some edgy pop music videos..."
  3. From the mission So Long Schlong:
    Victor Vance: "You're not having another sex change?"
    Reni Wassulmaier: "I only have three..."
  4. From the mission In The Air Tonight:
    Reni Wassulmaier: "I'm going to Europe to conquer the exotic adult movie business."