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Luise Rainer

(1910-2014), Actress and painter; centenarian

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, actress Luise Rainer trained with Max Reinhardt. She appeared in Austro-German films before travelling to Hollywood in the mid 1930s where she was dubbed as the new Garbo. Rainer won two successive Academy Awards for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). She moved to London with her second husband and had her first one-man exhibition of paintings at Patrick Seale Gallery in 1978.

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Luise Rainer, by Angus McBean - NPG P1307

Luise Rainer

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG P1307

Luise Rainer, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x75900

Luise Rainer

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1939
NPG x75900

Luise Rainer, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88567

Luise Rainer

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 21 March 1999
NPG x88567

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Luise Rainer

by Fritz Henle
bromide press print, 1930s
NPG x198318

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