Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (/mɑːrˈleɪnəˈdiːtrɪk/, German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich maintained popularity throughout her unusually long show business career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930), directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame resulting in a contract with Paramount Pictures. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932) and Desire (1936). Dietrich successfully traded on her glamorous persona and "exotic" (to Americans) looks, cementing her super-stardom and becoming one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout W... More
Marlene Dietrich Quotes
Marlene Dietrich #Change #Women
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
Marlene Dietrich #Courage
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
Marlene Dietrich #Death
When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Marlene Dietrich #Death
Grumbling is the death of love.
Marlene Dietrich #Forgiveness
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich #Friendship
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich #Great #Money
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Marlene Dietrich #Home
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
Marlene Dietrich #Men
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich #Movies
I never enjoyed working in a film.
Marlene Dietrich #Love
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich #Respect #Women
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.