Maria Riva

1924 - Today

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Maria Elisabeth Riva (née Sieber; born December 13, 1924) is a German-born American actress. She worked on television at CBS in the 1950s, becoming one of the first stars of early kinescope-era television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Riva has received more than 1,558,549 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Maria Riva is the 1,461st most popular actor (down from 1,290th in 2019), the 2,092nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,850th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular German Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Maria Riva ranks 1,461 out of 13,578Before her are James Whitmore, Paul Bettany, Geraldine Page, Dominique Pinon, Jerry Orbach, and Jamie Foxx. After her are Elsa Lanchester, Frank Grillo, Jeff Daniels, Aaron Eckhart, Jared Harris, and Lee Min-ho.

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Among people born in 1924, Maria Riva ranks 119Before her are Khamtai Siphandon, Zbigniew Herbert, Alexander Haig, Bud Powell, Raymond Barre, and Geraldine Page. After her are Tatiana Nikolayeva, Gene Deitch, Alice Babs, Yehuda Amichai, Roland Petit, and Dawda Jawara.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maria Riva ranks 2,092 out of 7,253Before her are Johann Friedrich von Brandt (1802), Franz Aepinus (1724), Bernd Rosemeyer (1909), John Jacob Astor (1763), Mario Gómez (1985), and Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg (1619). After her are Erich Juskowiak (1926), Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg (1865), Wolfgang of Regensburg (924), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), Hans Poelzig (1869), and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau (1837).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Maria Riva ranks 43Before her are Kurt Gerron (1897), Ernst Busch (1900), Barbara Sukowa (1950), Marianne Koch (1931), Ulrich Mühe (1953), and Loriot (1923). After her are Rachel Félix (1821), William Dieterle (1893), Werner Krauss (1884), Marianne Sägebrecht (1945), Sebastian Koch (1962), and Martin Lawrence (1965).

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