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Leni Riefenstahl (Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl)

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Biography

Berlin, Germany
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 films.

Her penchant for artistic work earned her acclaim and awards for her films across Europe. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Nude Dancer - Prologue

Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker 1938

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