Lilli Palmer was a German actress and writer. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreis three times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award.
Palmer,took her surname from an English actress she admired,
In France, she appeared in an operetta at the Moulin Rouge, and then to London, where she began her film career. While performing in cabarets, she attracted the attention of British talent scouts and was offered a contract by the Gaumont Film Company. She made her screen debut in Crime Unlimited (1935) and appeared in numerous British films for the next decade.
She married actor Rex Harrison on 25 January 1943, and followed him to Hollywood in 1945