Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich (/mɑːrˈleɪnə ˈdiːtrɪk/, German: [maʁˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç] (listen); 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German and American actress and singer whose career spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s.
In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich performed on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in Josef von Sternberg‘s The Blue Angel (1930) brought her international acclaim and a contract with Paramount Pictures.
Wearing a beret and carrying gloves, Marlene Dietrich, prominent Paramount screen star, jauntily strolls along Hollywood Street attired in a grey man’s suit, with turtle-neck sweater. Stylists… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
She starred in many Hollywood films, including six iconic roles directed by Sternberg: Morocco (1930) (her only Academy Award nomination), Dishonored (1931), Shanghai Express and Blonde Venus (both 1932), The Scarlet Empress (1934) and The Devil Is a Woman (1935), Desire (1936) and Destry Rides Again (1939).
She successfully traded on her glamorous persona and exotic looks, and became one of the era’s highest-paid actresses.
Throughout World War II she was a high-profile entertainer in the United States. Although she delivered notable performances in several post-war films, including Billy Wilder‘s A Foreign Affair (1948), Alfred Hitchcock‘s Stage Fright (1950), Billy Wilder‘s Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Orson Welles‘s Touch of Evil (1958) and Stanley Kramer‘s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), she spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a marquee live-show performer.
Dietrich was known for her humanitarian efforts during World War II, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship. For her work on improving morale on the front lines during the war, she received several honors from the United States, France, Belgium and Israel.
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Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel
Portrait of Marlene DIETRICH as she appeared on the poster of the German Josef von STERNBERG’s film, BLUE ANGEL. It was her 13th film. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
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Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich, kicking off what would become one of the most legendary partnerships in film history. Suffused with frank sexuality and worldly irony, these deliriously entertaining masterpieces are landmarks of cinematic artifice.
Marlene Dietrich , the German film actress. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images