Luise Rainer, born in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1910, was the first actor to win two consecutive Academy Awards (1936 and 1937) and the meteoric star of eight MGM movies of the 1930s. Once heralded as  'the new Garbo' her brief Hollywood career was over within four years and her historic rise and fall is the stuff of Hollywood legend.
Luise Rainer died at her home in London on 30th December 2014, aged 104.
Her extraordinary life and career are celebrated on this site, with rare photographs, interviews, an analysis of her film, television and stage work and much more, including:
   - magazine articles and interviews from the 1930s to the present
   - photos from Luise's films, press images and more
   - a chronological listing of important events in Luise's life
   - complete listings and an analysis of Luise's film, television and stage career
   - a unique Google map of significant places in Luise's life, including stage appearances, homes and other locations
   - all the latest news and events
This site is a work-in-progress and I will continue to update with new findings and new articles from my collection. Feedback, corrections and additional info are welcome - please email me.


Please note that is not operated or endorsed by Luise and she cannot be contacted via this site.
No part of this website can be reproduced without prior permission.