Ethereally blonde stage dancer Camilla Horn made her first screen appearance as the ill-fated Gretchen in F.W. Murnau's lavish UFA (Universum Film AG) production of Faust. In 1928 she came to Hollywood under the sponsorship of her then-lover, a powerful United Artists executive. She co-starred with John Barrymore in Tempest (1927) and Eternal Love (1929) before returning to Europe at the outbreak of the talkie era. From 1930 until her retirement in 1953, she remained a screen favorite in German, British, and Italian films. Late in life, Camilla Horn was invited to make her screen comeback, winning the Bavarian Film Award for her work in Schloss Konigswald (1987).