Anny Ondra, Hitchcock Blonde
In case you think that we haven't gone far enough back in the Wayback Machine recently, we present actress Anny Ondra for your viewing pleasure. I have only seen Anny Ondra in one film, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929), but I was really impressed. Blackmail is said to be both Hitchcock's and England's first talkie, although I'm certain there are scores of film scholars out there who will debate this. Anyway, she was a Polish-Czech-Austrian-German-French singer, film and stage actress and a Hitchcock blonde. Anny Ondra started in the silent era in 1920, married Max Schmeling (the German boxer who lost the World Heavyweight title to Joe Louis), and appeared in films as late as 1951. What is it about German actresses anyway? Alas. . .