December 27, 1901
May 6, 1992
Germany - U.S.
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
36-26-33 in | 91-66-84 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany, on December 27, 1901, was an German-American actress.
Young Marlene Dietrich first started her career as a chorus girl in a vaudeville and revues entertainments.
She began her professional acting career on Berlin stage and in German silent films.
She made her big screen debut in German silent comedy film The Little Napoleon (1933) in role as Kathrin.
Her breakthrough performance came as Lola-Lola in German tragicomedic movie The Blue Angel (1930).
She appeared on Broadway twice (1967 and 1968), for which she won a Special Tony Award in 1968.
She recorded her version of "Lili Marlene" in 1945.
She released her debut studio album "Overseas" in 1951.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Amy Jolly in Pre-Code romantic drama film Morocco (1930).
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) courtroom drama in role as Christine Vole
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) courtroom drama opposite Burt Lancaster and Spencer Tracy
Destry Rides Again (1939) western with James Stewart
The Scarlet Empress (1934) historical drama in role as Princess Sophie Friederike
Shanghai Express (1932) pre-Code drama with Clive Brook
Stage Fright (1950) thriller in role as Charlotte Inwood
A Foreign Affair (1948) drama romance in role as Erika von Schlütow
She was paid $250,000 for concert format television special "An Evening with Marlene Dietrich", first broadcast in 1973.
Attended the Auguste-Viktoria Girls' School (1907-1917).
Studied the violin.
Had one sibling, Elisabeth.
First German actress to be Oscar nominated.
She was one of highest paid actress in the United States, also from the early 1950s until the mid-1970s she was a highly paid cabaret artist.
Lived in apartment 12E at 993 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
She released 3 studio albums:
Die neue Marlene (1965)
Marlene singt Berlin, Berlin (1965)
She released 4 live albums:
Live at the Café de Paris (1954)
Dietrich in Rio (1959)
Wiedersehen mit Marlene (1960)
Dietrich in London (1965)
Became an American citizen on March 6, 1937.
Dietrich died on May 6, 1992, Paris, France, at age of 90.
She was married to Rudolf Sieber (1923-1976), they had a daughter, Maria Riva.
She dated Bob Ritchie (1976-1982), Orson Welles (1958-1959), Burt Bacharach (1958-1963), Yul Brynner (1950-1951), Édith Piaf (1947-1963), Frank Sinatra (1944-1946), Jean Gabin (1941-1946), John Wayne (1940-1943), Erich Maria Remarque (1937-1940), Ernest Hemingway (1934-1960), Mercedes de Acosta (1932-1933), Gary Cooper (1930-1931), John Gilbert (1934-1936), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1930-1938), Josef von Sternberg (1929-1935) and Claire Waldoff (1926-1930).