Marie Magdalene Dietrich, best known as Marlene Dietrich (Berlín 27 December, 1901 – Paris 6 May, 1992) she’s considered as one of the myths of the seventh Art, Actress and Singer, and she’s also the 9th best female star of all time by American Film Institute.
Since her childhood, she played violin, danced ballet and few years later, Marlene started to dance in Cabaret.
Josef von Sternberg built around Marlene the myth of diva. She was in part tied to the image that gave her fame and live her entire live keeping that refinement of her enigmatic appearance.
She had the title of “The Perfect Legs” and Marlene was the only one who could to overshadow to Greta Garbo. Her dazzling glamour and undeniable presence, reinforced by a cold attitude and unapproachable woman, Marlene was made one of the true divas in the cinema’s history.
She was an icon for the biggest fashion designers. She popularized, among other garments, wearing pants, which, along with their public image and the insinuations of bisexuality in some of her films, often helped to create strong rumors, never confirmed by her.
Marlene was famous because of her neat appearance, her complex and studied figure, her good taste to get dressed and her “Femme Fatale” look. Marlene was the icon of elegance and glamour.
Her career finished in 1974 after she broke her leg on stage.