Leni Riefenstahl

Leni Riefenstahl Portrait by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2009 (Textportrait). Biography-Portrait, Text Wikipedia: Helene Bertha Amalie “Leni” Riefenstahl (German pronunciation: [ˈʁiːfənʃtaːl]; 22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Continue reading

Günter Grass 1927

Günter Grass - Textportrait Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
Günter Grass – Biography-Portrait by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer (2012).

Text: Günter Wilhelm Grass (born 16 October 1927) is a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely regarded as Germany’s most famous living writer. Grass was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). Continue reading

Ai Weiwei, *1957

Ai Weiwei, Photo Text Portrait: 28 August 1957. Textportrait Ai Weiwei by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, April 18. Biography Text (April 18, 2011 by Wikipedia.org). Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.[1][2] Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuronas the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.[3] In addition to showing his art he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups. He was particularly focused at exposing an alleged corruption scandal in the construction of Sichuan schools that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Continue reading

Hanna Schygulla, *December 25, 1943

Hanna Schygulla, Text Portrait, Ralph Ueltzhoeffer (*1943)

Hanna Schygulla, Photo Text Portrait: *December 25, 1943. Textportrait Hanna Schygulla by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2008, May 20. Biography Text (Photo: March 7 by Wikipedia.org – Hanna Schygulla). German actress and chanson singer. Acting eventually became her focus, and she became particularly known for her film work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder […]

Angelina Jolie, *June 4, 1975

Angelina Jolie, Text Portrait, Ralph Ueltzhoeffer (*1967)

Angelina Jolie, Photo Text Portrait: *June 4, 1975. Textportrait Angelina Jolie by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2008, September 23. Biography Text (Photo: Febuary 21 by Wikipedia.org – Angelina Jolie). American actress, a former fashion model, Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Jolie achieved international fame for her portrait of videogame heroine Lara Croft in 2001 […]

Audrey Hepburn, *May 4, 1929 – 1993

Audrey Hepburn, Text Portrait, Ralph Ueltzhoeffer (*1929)

Audrey Hepburn, Photo Text Portrait: *May 4, 1929 – 1993. Textportrait Audrey Hepburn by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2009, May 24. Biography Text (Photo: June 12 by Wikipedia.org). Audrey Hepburn studied ballet there and then moved to London in 1948, where she studied drama and worked as a photographer’s model. Over the next several years, she was one of the most successful film actresses in the world, and performed with some of Hollywood’s most notable leading men, including Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper and Fred Astaire […]

Elizabeth Taylor, *February 27, 1932

Elizabeth Taylor, Text Portrait, Ralph Ueltzhoeffer (*1932)

Elizabeth Taylor, Photo Text Portrait: *February 27, 1932. Textportrait Elizabeth Taylor by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2009, August 5. Biography Text (Photo: May 2 by Wikipedia.org – Elizabeth Taylor). Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity. Her father was an art dealer and her mother a former actress whose stage name was Sara Sothern […]