Luise Rainer (born 12 January 1910) is a retired German-born Austrian and American film actress. She was the first actor to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. She was discovered by American studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scouts while acting on stage in Austria and Germany and after appearing in Austrian films. She is currently the oldest living Academy Award winner and is among the few surviving leading ladies from the 1930s. Luise currently resides in the United Kingdom
The secret of a long life is to never trust a doctor.
"The Oscar is not a curse. The real curse is that once you have an Oscar they think you can do anything."
"No one in Europe had never heard of it. I didn't know what it was, it didn't mean anything to me." (in reference to winning an Academy Award in the 1937) (2003)
|Full Name at Birth||Luise Rainer|
|Other Names||The Viennese Teardrop|
|Date of Birth||January 12, 1910|
|Birthplace||Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Height||5' 4" (163 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Claim to Fame||The Great Ziegfeld|
|Other Family Members||Francesca Knittel-Bowyer (daughter)|
|Friends||Katherine Ann Porter, Charlie Chaplin, Erich Von Stroheim, Erich Maria Remarque, Paulette Goddard, Oona Chaplin|