STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 811 this week

Leni Riefenstahl (1902–2003)


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 »

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 06 Oct 2010
 
a list of 40 people
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 42 people
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 33 people
created 06 May 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Leni Riefenstahl's work have you seen?

User Polls

4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (11 credits)
 1954 Lowlands
Martha, eine spanische Betteltänzerin
 1933 S.O.S. Iceberg
Ellen Lawrence
 1933 S.O.S. Eisberg
Hella, seine Frau
 1931 White Ecstasy
Leni
 1929 White Hell of Pitz Palu
Maria Maioni
 1927 Der große Sprung
Gita
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Editor (6 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote "The Vanishing Africa" (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I, as so many other colleagues, would have worked for the sake of money, I could have become a millionaire. But money was of no importance to me. I worked on a film for years until I thought it artistically perfected. I was my own boss, nobody could tell me what to do. Had I ever had the impression that my freedom as a creative artist would be limited, I would have gone abroad. See more »

Trivia:

In early 2000, the 97 year old Riefensthal spent several weeks recovering in hospital after suffering broken ribs and lung injuries after being involved in a helicopter crash whilst filming in Sudan. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Leni Riefenstahl interviewed on Canadian TV in 1965 yrussell
The work she did in Africa? gross_fangirl_sobbing
Riefenstahl a Pilot? You tell me. toetapdame
See Leni talk lots in 'Wonderful Horrible life of L..R.' movie-viking
Leni at the End of Time majestic_wolf1
Discuss Leni Riefenstahl on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page