American actress. Her parents were Russian-born David H. Kirsch (1870-1936), and German-born Emma (Jacobson) Kirsch (1872-1929), who married 25 May 1893 in Newton, Kansas, USA. She was the oldest of six siblings (one, David, died at age 9 in 1908). Emmy married dentist Divinius (Daniel) Albert Rainboldt (1898-1985) on 27 November 1918. They had two children, John David Rainboldt (1923-1952; committed suicide by ammonia poisoning) and Joyce Lousin Rainboldt (1925-1983; later became a fashion and advertising photographer). Emmy filed for divorce from Rainboldt in March 1929; the decree was granted two months later. Emmy never remarried. She later became a real estate saleslady and broker (by 1940).|
In August 1920, Emmy-Lou Rainboldt went on the stand to testify against actor Francisco Reiguera, an employee of "a local cinema studio." On 12 April 1920, Reiguera lured Mrs. Rainboldt to his office with the promise of motion picture work, which she was still taking to aid her husband as he completed dental school. After entering a room in the Bryson Building, "the defendant locked the door and attacked her, maltreated her and tore off many of her clothes." She broke down several times during her testimony, and after retelling the sordid story on the stand, Emmy fainted just outside the courtroom. Her husband testified that Emmy had been under a doctor's care since the attack. On 1 November 1920, Reiguera was sentenced to 64 (or a maximum of 100) years in San Quentin for the attack. If this is the same Francisco Reiguera who later acted in films including MAJOR DUNDEE and Orson Welles' unfinished adaptation of DON QUIXOTE, then clearly he was eventually paroled or got out somehow.