Leni Riefenstahl (Riefenstahl)( German film actress and film director)
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Biography Leni Riefenstahl (Riefenstahl)
Riefenstahl, Leni (Riefenstahl), German actress and film director. Born August 22, 1902 in Berlin. She studied at the Berlin School of Art, took part in the ballets, along with Mary Wigman. In 1923-26 she danced in performances directed by Max Reinhardt. Shot in film. In 1931 founded his own film studio, where she performed the role of the scriptwriter, director and producer. Played a major role in the film "Blue Light", won a gold medal at the Venice Film Festival in 1932.
Riefenstahl, Hitler chose as leader to create films for the Nazi Party. That she shot a famous propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" of the Nuremberg Party Congress. April 20, 1936 in honor of the birthday of Hitler premiere of the film in the cinema "Olympia". This film was shown during the XI Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. Hitler said concerning the work of Riefenstahl: "It has created a film of our time and our purpose. This is a unique and incomparable glorification of power and beauty of our party ". In 1948, the International Olympic Committee awarded the award-winning film about Riefenstahl sport.
After the fall of the Third Reich, Riefenstahl claimed that she was out of politics and knew nothing about the intentions and plans of Hitler. She strongly rejected the accusations of the romantic glorification of Hitler: "It was in 1934. No one could know what will come of it. "