Marlene Dietrich (I) (1901–1992)


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Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer. In 1923, she married and... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Paris, France

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Judgment at Nuremberg Mrs. Bertholt
(1961)
(1958)
Morocco Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
(1930)

Filmography

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 1978 Just a Gigolo
Baroness von Semering
 1964 Paris When It Sizzles
Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Mrs. Bertholt
 1958 Touch of Evil
Tanya
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution
Christine
 1956 The Montecarlo Story
Maria de Crevecoeur
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Barbary Coast Saloon Owner
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Altar Keane
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Monica Teasdale
 1950 Stage Fright
Charlotte Inwood
 1949 Jigsaw
Nightclub Patron (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 A Foreign Affair
Erika Von Schluetow
 1947 Golden Earrings
Lydia
 1946 The Room Upstairs
Blanche Ferrand - une grainetière intrigante
 1944 Kismet
Jamilla
 1944 Follow the Boys
Marlene Dietrich
 1942 Pittsburgh
Josie Winters
 1942 The Spoilers
Cherry Malotte
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Elizabeth 'Liza' Madden
 1941 Manpower
Fay Duval
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Claire Ledeux
 1940 Seven Sinners
Bijou
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Frenchy
 1937 Angel
Lady Maria Barker
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Alexandra
 1936 I Loved a Soldier
Anna Sedlak
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Domini Enfilden
 1936 Desire
Madeleine de Beaupre
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman
Concha Perez
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
 1933 The Song of Songs
Lily Czepanek
 1932 Blonde Venus
Helen Faraday, aka Helen Jones
 1932 Shanghai Express
Shanghai Lily
 1931 Dishonored
Marie Kolverer / X27
 1930 Morocco
Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
 1930 The Blue Angel
Lola Lola
 1930 Nights of Love
Evelyne
 1929 The Ship of Lost Men
Ethel Marley
 1929 Three Loves
Stascha
 1929 I Kiss Your Hand Madame
Laurence Gerard / Lucille (U.S. prints)
 1928 The Art of Love
Chichotte de Gastoné
 1927 Café Elektric
Erni Göttlinger - ein flatterhaftes Mädchen
 1927 The Big Bluff
Yvette
 1927 Heads Up, Charley
Edmée Marchand
 1927 The Imaginary Baron
Sophie, ihre Tochter
 1926 A Modern Du Barry
Kokotte
 1926 Madame Doesn't Want Children
Dancer (uncredited)
 1926 Manon Lescaut
Micheline
 1925 Dance Fever
Dance extra
 1924 Leap Into Life
Mädchen am Strand
 1923 The Countess of Paris
Lucie
 1923 The Tragedy of Love
Lucy
 1923 Man by the Roadside
Krämerstochter
 1923 The Little Napoleon
Kathrin
 1919 Im Schatten des Glücks (unconfirmed)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(4/1/53) She was ringmistress at a cerebral palsy benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Gypsy Rose Lee also appeared riding an elephant. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 33 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 38 Articles | 52 Pictorials | 86 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Marlena Dietrichová | Maria Magdalene Sieber

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Spouse:

Rudolf Sieber  (his death)  (1 child)

Children:

Maria Riva

Parents:

Louis Erich Otto Dietrich | Wilhelmina Elisabeth Josephine Dietrich
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In Europe, it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman - we make love with anyone we find attractive. See more »

Trivia:

Became pregnant in 1938 as a result of an affair with James Stewart during the filming of Destry Rides Again (1939) but she underwent an abortion. Stewart did not even know she was pregnant. See more »

Trademark:

Wearing tuxedoes, men's hats, and men's tailored suits See more »

Nickname:

Lili Marlene

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