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Movie actress, director, innovator, still photographer. Filmmaker for Adolf Hitler. Triumph of the Will, a Propaganda film. Totally hot babe. Claims she never fucked Hitler, but probably would have if he had approached her.
When Leni toured the U.S. in 1938, she was boycotted all over the place. Her few friends included Nazi sympathizer Henry Ford, and Hollywood studio head Walt Disney.
|22 Aug 1902
||Helene (Leni) Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl born to Bertha Sherlach and Alfred Riefenstahl, Prinz-Eugen-Straße, Berlin.
||Triumph des Willens.
||Tag der Freiheit.
|20 Apr 1938
||Olympia premiers at the UFA Palast am Zoo Cinema on Adolf Hitler's 49th birthday.
||Travels to America to promote Olympia. Meets with Walt Disney.
||Marries Peter Jakob.
|3 Jun 1945
||Released from American custody.
||Article "Nazi Pin-up Girl: Hitler's No. 1 Movie Actress" by Budd B. Schulberg appears in Saturday Evening Post.
||Released from French custody.
||Photography book, The Last of the Nuba.
||The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.
||Publishes A Memoir.
||Riefenstahl's helicopter crashes in the Sudan.
|8 Sep 2003
||Leni Riefenstahl dies from heart failure at her home in Pöcking, 10:50 pm.
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