Leni Riefenstahl

1902 - 2003

Leni Riefenstahl

Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (German: [ˈleː.niː ˈʁiː.fn̩.ʃtaːl] (listen); 22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, actress, photographer and Nazi sympathizer.A talented swimmer and an artist, she also became interested in dancing during her childhood, taking dancing lessons and performing across Europe. After seeing a promotional poster for the 1924 film Mountain of Destiny, Riefenstahl was inspired to move into acting. Between 1925 and 1929, she starred in five successful motion pictures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leni Riefenstahl has received more than 2,495,538 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 17th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Leni Riefenstahl ranks 17 out of 1,305Before her are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, and Jean-Luc Godard. After her are Martin Scorsese, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, and Pedro Almodóvar.

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Among people born in 1902, Leni Riefenstahl ranks 5Before her are Ruhollah Khomeini, Karl Popper, Charles Lindbergh, and John Steinbeck. After her are Paul Dirac, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, and Talcott Parsons. Among people deceased in 2003, Leni Riefenstahl ranks 3Before her are Johnny Cash and Katharine Hepburn. After her are Idi Amin, Charles Bronson, Alija Izetbegović, Gregory Peck, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Nina Simone, Edward Teller, and Robert K. Merton.

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Among people born in Germany, Leni Riefenstahl ranks 110 out of 3,763Before her are Novalis (1772), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Pope Joan (null), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), and Carl Orff (1895). After her are Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Charles the Fat (839), Ernst Röhm (1887), Erik Erikson (1902), and Alfred Jodl (1890).


Among film directors born in Germany, Leni Riefenstahl ranks 1After her are Wim Wenders (1945), Michael Haneke (1942), F. W. Murnau (1888), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Werner Herzog (1942), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Roland Emmerich (1955), and Thea von Harbou (1888).

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