Leni Riefenstahl (1902–2003)


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Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With Fanck as her mentor, Riefenstahl began directing ... See full bio »

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(1932)
(1938)
Lowlands Martha, eine spanische Betteltänzerin
(1954)

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 1954 Lowlands
Martha, eine spanische Betteltänzerin
 1933 S.O.S. Iceberg
Ellen Lawrence
 1933 S.O.S. Eisberg
Hella, seine Frau
 1932 The Blue Light
Junta
 1931 White Ecstasy
Leni
 1930 Storm Over Mont Blanc
Hella Armstrong
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu
Maria Maioni
 1928 Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg
Maria Vetsera
 1927 Der große Sprung
Gita
 1926 The Holy Mountain
Diotima
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Other Works:

Wrote "The People of Kau" (1997). See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Really, if I start a work I forget food. I forget that I am a woman. I forget my dress, I only see my work. I forget because I am fascinated by my work. See more »

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Riefenstahl's filming merits are discussed between characters in the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds. See more »

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Leo

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