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Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992)

The German-born American actress and singer gained international recognition with Josef von Sternberg's Blue Angel, in 1930. After being part of the 1920s Berliner scene, she went to Hollywood where she became one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. During World War II, a fervent anti-Nazi, she collaborated with the American army, entertaining soldiers throughout the world. From the 1950s, she almost exclusively worked as a cabaret-artist until the 1970s. The incarnation of glamour, Marlene Dietrich played with contrasts, combining masculinity and femininity, red lips and tailored trousers: a free, boyish 'Femme Fatale' who used to demandingly challenge Hitchcock who wanted to hire her on a movie: "No Dior no Dietrich."

Tags / Marlene Dietrich - 1930s - Glamour - Muses - The One - German Actress - Cabaret
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair directed by Billy Wilder, 1948
Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair directed by Billy Wilder, 1948
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair directed by Billy Wilder, 1948. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair directed by Billy Wilder, 1948. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich for Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1937
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich for Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1937
Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich  for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich  for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich for Destry Rides Again directed by George Marshall, 1939
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Destry Rides Again directed by George Marshall, 1939
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich for Destry Rides Again directed by George Marshall, 1939
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Destry Rides Again directed by George Marshall, 1939
Filipino leader Manuel L. Quezon poses with Marlene Dietrich on the set of The Devil is a Woman directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1935
Filipino leader Manuel L. Quezon poses with Marlene Dietrich on the set of The Devil is a Woman directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Dishonored directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1931
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Dishonored directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1931
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Golden earrings directed by Mitchell Leisen, 1947
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Golden earrings directed by Mitchell Leisen, 1947
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Kismet directed by William Dieterle, 1944. Photo by Laszlo Willinger
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Kismet directed by William Dieterle, 1944. Photo by Laszlo Willinger
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Knight without Armor directed by Jacques feyder, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Knight without Armor directed by Jacques feyder, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in No Highway in the Sky directed by Henry Koster, 1951
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in No Highway in the Sky directed by Henry Koster, 1951
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in No Highway in the Sky directed by Henry Koster, 1951
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in No Highway in the Sky directed by Henry Koster, 1951
Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934
Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne  in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940. Photo by Laszlo Willinger
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners directed by Tay Gafrnett, 1940. Photo by Laszlo Willinger
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Don English
Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932
Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1959
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1959
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in New York by Cecil Beaton, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in New York by Cecil Beaton, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in New York by Cecil Beaton, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in New York by Cecil Beaton, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton, 1935
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell,  1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell, 1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell,  1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell, 1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell,  1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell, 1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell,  1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by George Hurrell, 1938
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee,  1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee,  1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee,  1931
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1931
Marlene Dietrich  in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1934. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich  in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1931
Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1931
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich  in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich  in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich  in Shanghai  Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1932. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich  in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Adolphe Menjou and Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Adolphe Menjou and Marlene Dietrich in Morocco directed by Josef Von Sternberg, 1930
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Scotty Welbourne, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Scotty Welbourne, 1937
Portrait of  Marlene Dietrich by Horst P.Horst, 1947
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Horst P.Horst, 1947
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Milton H.Greene, 1952
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Milton H.Greene, 1952
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and daughter, Maria Riva by Horst P.Horst, Vogue, 1947
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and daughter, Maria Riva by Horst P.Horst, Vogue, 1947
Horst P.Horst, Marlene Dietrich, 1942
Horst P.Horst, Marlene Dietrich, 1942
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Scotty Welbourne, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich by Scotty Welbourne, 1937
Marlene Dietrich  in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper for Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper in Desire directed by Franck Borzage, 1936
Marlene Dietrich  in Knight without Armor directed by Jacques Feyder, 1937
Marlene Dietrich in Knight without Armor directed by Jacques Feyder, 1937
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and George Raft in Manpower directed by Fay Duvall, 1941
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich and George Raft in Manpower directed by Fay Duvall, 1941
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
Portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1930's
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