Steffi Duna
Date of Birth
Feb 08, 1913
Birth Place:
Budapest, Hungary

Biography

Invariably cast as a hot-blooded Latin or tropical temptress, Steffi Duna was actually born in Budapest. By the time she was 13, Steffi was already well known in the rarefied world of the European ballet. In films from 1931, Duna was prominently featured in the pioneering Technicolor projects La Cucaracha (1935) and The Dancing Pirate (1936). She also appeared in the mammoth Anthony Adverse (1936) as the title character's cast-off mistress. In 1935, she performed an unforgettable song and dance in La Cucaracha, a Technicolor short. In 1940, she married actor Dennis O'Keefe and retired from films. They remained married until his death in 1968. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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