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Maria Riva

Maria Riva was born on December 13, 1924 in Berlin, Germany as Maria Elisabeth Sieber. She is an actress, known for Scrooged (1988), The Scarlet Empress (1934) and Suspense (1949). She has been married to William Riva since July 4, 1947. They have four children. She was previously married to Dean Goodman. See full bio »
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 1988 Scrooged
Mrs. Rhinelander
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Operation Cicero (1956) ... Anna
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Linda (1953)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Desperate Game (1955)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- To Wake at Midnight (1955) ... Marie
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Madge Jackson
- End of the Line (1955) ... Madge Jackson
 1951-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Miss Mitnick / Marquesa Leonora Alletti / Cecil
- Passage of Arms (1955)
- The Eduction of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (1954) ... Miss Mitnick
- The Cliff (1954) ... Marquesa Leonora Alletti
- To a Moment of Triumph (1953) ... Cecil
 1951-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
Anna Hoffmann / Liza / Cecilia
- Kiss Me Again, Stranger (1953) ... Anna Hoffmann
- Death Drum (1952) ... Liza
- Go Home Dead Man (1951) ... Cecilia
 1951-1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Hurricane Coming (1954)
 1954 The Story of Ruth (TV Movie)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- Brandenburg Gate (1953) ... Lisa
 1952-1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Train to Trouble (1953)
- The Last Hour (1952)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Return Match (1953)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- The Bottle Party (1953)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Betrayal (1952)
 1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Michael and Mary (1952)
 1952 I Lift Up My Lamp (TV Movie)
 1952 Crime Photographer (TV Series)
- The Last Mobster (1952)
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series)
- Hello, Mr. Lutz (1952)
- Sleep and Tell (1951)
- Operation Murder (1951)
 1951-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Alma / Hilda
- Ceylon Treasure (1952) ... Alma
- Cafe Ami (1951) ... Hilda
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- The Rabbit (1951)
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Young Girl Sewing (uncredited)
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Sophia as a Child (as Maria)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of "Marlene Dietrich", a book about her mother (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maria Goodman | Maria Manton | Maria

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Personal Quote:

On being Marlene Dietrich's daughter: "As a child I thought my name was 'Maria The-Daughter-Of'."


Played Marlene Dietrich's character as a child in The Scarlet Empress (1934). See more »

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