Maria Magdalene Dietrich was born in Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany, on Dec 27, 1901.
She began her carreeer as violinist but in, she got the role of “Lola-Lola” in UFA‘s production, The Blue Angel (1930). The film was the first German sound film, was directed by Josef von Sternberg and is noted for introducing Marlene’s signature song “Falling in Love Again“.
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco
(1930) she received her only Oscar
nomination. Her other films included Shanghai Express (1932), Destry Rides Again (1939), Foreign Affair (1948), and Witness for the Prosecution (1957). At the peak of her career in the 1930s, Marlene Dietrich was the screen’s highest-paid actress.
After World War II she appeared internationally in concerts, in cabarets, and on television.
Her show business career largely ended on Sep. 29, 1975, when she broke her leg during a stage performance in Australia.