Tala Birell

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Tala Birell
Tala Birell CINEGRAF magazine.jpg
Tala Birell on cover of Cinegraf (1937)
Born Natalie Bierl
September 10, 1907
Bucharest, Romania
Died February 17, 1958, aged 50
Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1926–1955

Tala Birell (September 10, 1907 – February 17, 1958) was an Romanian stage and film actress.


She had stage and screen experience in Vienna. Birell doubled for Marlene Dietrich in German films. She came to England to appear in the German version of Cape Forlorn, and later went to America to play in the German version of Boudoir Diplomats. Star of stage in Europe, she became popular in American films, including a small role in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

In 1940 she appeared onstage in My Dear Children at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. One of her final on-camera appearances was on the popular 1953 U.S. anthology drama television series Orient Express in the episode titled The Red Sash.[1]

She is buried in the Bavarian village Marquartstein in a family tomb.



  1. ^ "Classic Images Magazine". Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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