Leni Riefenstahl

German film director, photographer, actress, and Nazi propagandist

Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (22 August 19028 September 2003) was a German film director, photographer and actress known for her seminal role in producing Nazi propaganda.

Leni Riefenstahl


  • This film was pivotal in my life, not so much because it was my first successful effort as a producer and director, but because Hitler was so fascinated by this film that he insisted I make a documentary about the Party rally in Nuremberg. The result was Triumph of the Will.
    • On The Blue Light: Partly quoted in: Leni Riefenstahl (1992) The sieve of time: the memoirs of Leni Riefenstahl. p. 210

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