Marlene Dietrich

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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

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Marlene Dietrich #Change #Women

Photo of Marlene Dietrich Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
Marlene Dietrich #Courage

Photo of Marlene Dietrich Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
Marlene Dietrich #Death

Photo of Marlene Dietrich When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Marlene Dietrich #Death

Photo of Marlene Dietrich Grumbling is the death of love.
Marlene Dietrich #Forgiveness

Photo of Marlene Dietrich Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich #Friendship

Photo of Marlene Dietrich It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich #Great #Money

Photo of Marlene Dietrich There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Marlene Dietrich #Home

Photo of Marlene Dietrich 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

Photo of Marlene Dietrich I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich #Movies

Photo of Marlene Dietrich I never enjoyed working in a film.
Marlene Dietrich #Love

Photo of Marlene Dietrich 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

Photo of Marlene Dietrich 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.