Marlene Dietrich, German Actress and Singer, born 1901 in Schöneberg. Dietrich was one of the first and only German actresses that reached broad international fame. She became famous with movies such as Shanghai Express and Destry Rides Again and soon after became a Hollywood and style icon. Her long legs, raspy voice and extravagant fashion made her a sensation and known as one of the most glamorous and bold women in the world. On screen Dietrich was known for wearing exotic costumes featuring glamorous dresses, adapted menswear and the iconic top hat. Her personal style was equally ornate and included lots of fur and mens suits. In the 1930’s, Dietrich revolutionized womens fashion by making it acceptable for women to wear pants. After a glamorous life in fame Dietrich died in 1992 in Paris. The American Film Institute has voted her one of the 25 greatest actresses of all times.
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