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July 5, 2021

40 Beautiful Photos of Romanian Actress Tala Birell in the 1930s

Born 1907 as Natalie Bierle in Bucharest, Romanian actress Tala Birell made her debut in a hit in a Berlin production of Madame Pompadour. She had stage and screen experience in Vienna, and doubled for Marlene Dietrich in German films.

Birell came to England in 1930 to appear in E. A. Dupont’s Menschen im K√§fig, the German language version of Cape Forlorn, and later went to America to play in the German version of The Boudoir Diplomat. Star of stage in Europe, she became popular in American films, including a small role in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

In 1940, Birell appeared onstage in My Dear Children at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. She also appeared on Broadway in Order Please (1934). One of her final on-camera appearances was on the popular 1953 US anthology drama television series Orient Express in the episode titled The Red Sash.

Tala Birell died in 1958 at the age of 50. These vintage photos captured her portrait as a young and beautiful actress in the 1930s.


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