German director of films such as Rasputin, Body of Evidence, Tyson, and Der Baader Meinhof Komplex.
His TV movie Rasputin won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
His salacious 1993 thriller Body of Evidence featured pop superstar Madonna.
He made exercise movies and worked as assistant director with Douglas Sirk.
He married a woman named Gloria.
- The meaning of the name Edel: Noble