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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  Der Führer baut seine Hauptstadt (Documentary) (producer)
 1954 Lowlands (producer)
 1944 Arno Breker - Harte Zeit, starke Kunst (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Schwimmen und Springen (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Josef Thorak, Werkstatt und Werk (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Bergbauern (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Der Sprung (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Hochalm (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 L'Art Equestre Éternel (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Laufen (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Osterskitour in Tirol (Short) (executive producer)
 1940 Höchstes Glück der Erde auf dem Rücken der Pferde (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Der Wurf im Sport - Betrachtungen für Freunde des Sports (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Kraft und Schwung - Die Grundelemente des Turnens (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (Documentary) (producer)
 1938 Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (Documentary) (producer)
 1937 Wilde Wasser (Short) (producer)
 1936 Unsterbliches Marathon Olympia 1936 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Tag der Freiheit - Unsere Wehrmacht (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Triumph of the Will (Documentary) (producer)
 1932 The Blue Light (producer)
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Other Works:

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

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4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I was never Hitler's mistress - although I was dazzled by him. These are nothing but lies. It is senseless to call me the queen of the Nazis. I have never spoken a word about politics. It is all lies and forgeries. If I had really been a Nazi I would have killed myself, like Eva Braun. I have never said that Hitler was handsome and intelligent. I am not an idiot. I have never seen mass executions... See more »

Trivia:

Shortly before she died, Riefenstahl voiced her final words on the subject of her connection to Adolf Hitler in a BBC interview: "I was one of millions who thought Hitler had all the answers. We saw only the good things; we didn't know bad things were to come". See more »

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