He was born in Berlin on this day, December 27, in 1901; her life was long and intense and she has gone down in history as a film myth, one of the most important actresses of the seventh art. He studied acting in his native Germany and, when he began working with Josef von Sternberg, his mentor and essential figure in his becoming a myth, he did not speak English.
His first great success was a European film -El Ángel Azul- in 1930, when he went to Hollywood where he developed a career of glamor and success, settling in the country, confessing his absolute rejection of Nazism, confessed convictions that led him to obtain American nationality.
She was a diva, the quintessential femme fatale in film and, to a large extent, in her life; It was Lili Marlene and the woman with the perfect legs, the epitome of glamor; he was also a star of theater and cabaret.
Little is known about his personal life because he always handled it with great discretion, something that served him even more to feed the myth, there was talk of his influence on politicians of his time and of Jean Gabin as the great love of his life, yes We know that she married Rudolf Sieber, assistant director, with whom she had a daughter, mother and daughter did not have a good relationship but they say that Dietrich did have contact with her grandson.
In 1974 he broke his leg on stage and that marked the end of his professional and public life. He settled in Paris and stayed away from the spotlight until the year 92 when, at the age of 90, he ended his life. Marlene Dietrich, the myth, the diva who confessed to love dating because many expressed in a beautiful way thoughts that she herself had, left us a few worth remembering and today, the day of her anniversary, is a great day to do it.
Your Famous Quotes and Phrases
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“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men”
I dress for the picture. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
2 / 12
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
It’s the friends you can call at 4am that matter.
3 / 12
“Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.”
My dear, the legs are not that beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
4 / 12
“If there is a supreme being, he’s crazy.”
If there is a supreme being, he is mad.
5 / 12
“Glamour is what I sell, it’s my stock in trade.”
Glamor is what I sell, it is my asset.
6 / 12
“The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.”
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong can make the weak strong.
7 / 12
“Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.”
Without tenderness, a man lacks interest.
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“Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.”
Think twice before loading a friend with a secret.
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“In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.”
In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.
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“Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.”
Superstitions are habits more than beliefs.
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“Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.”
Courage and grace is a formidable mix. The only place you can see it is in a bullring.
12 / 12
“Grumbling is the death of love.”
The complaint is the death of love.