Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

  • Born on
    • December 27th, 1901
  • Died on
    • May 6th, 1992
Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalized on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a US citizen in 1937; during World War II, she was a high-profile front-line entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s through the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.

Starring Marlene Dietrich on Plex


Acting (34 Credits)

2010Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Countess Alexandra Vladinoff (archive footage)
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1978Just a Gigolo as Baroness von Semering
1965The Love Goddesses as (archive footage)
1961Judgment at Nuremberg as Mrs. Bertholt
1958Touch of Evil as Tanya
1957Witness for the Prosecution as Christine Vole
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Saloon Hostess
1952Rancho Notorious as Altar Keane
1951No Highway in the Sky as Monica Teasdale
1950Stage Fright as Charlotte Inwood
1949Jigsaw as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1948A Foreign Affair as Erika Von Schluetow
1947Golden Earrings as Lydia
1944Kismet as Jamilla
1942The Lady Is Willing as Elizabeth Madden
1942Pittsburgh as Josie 'Hunky' Winters
1942The Spoilers as Cherry Malotte
1941The Flame of New Orleans as Countess Claire Ledoux, aka Lili
1941Manpower as Fay Duval
1940Seven Sinners as Bijou Blanche
1939Destry Rides Again as Frenchy
1937Knight Without Armor as Countess Alexandra Vladinoff
1937Angel as Maria 'Angel' Barker, aka Mrs. Brown
1936The Garden of Allah as Domini Enfilden
1936Desire as Madeleine de Beaupré
1935The Devil Is a Woman as Concha Perez
1934The Scarlet Empress as Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
1933The Song of Songs as Lily Czepanek
1932Shanghai Express as Shanghai Lily
1932Blonde Venus as Helen Faraday, aka Helen Jones
1931Dishonored as Magda / X27
1930Morocco as Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
1930The Blue Angel as Lola Lola

Herself (3 Credits)

1984Marlene as Herself (Voice)
1965Triumph Over Violence as Self (archive footage)
1964Paris When It Sizzles as Herself (uncredited)


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