Marlene Dietrich, in the full name of Mary Magdalena Dietrich, was born on 27th December in the year 1901 in Schöneberg, the district of Berlin. She is a German and an American actress, a talented beauty model, and a singing angel with a charming voice. She is taken as an epitome for being the perfect cinematic female imagery in Hollywood. She was a shocking type of belle with both evil and innocence in her body and face. There are so many books written for Marlene but now page could reveal about her life secrets since it is unknown about her solitary life for many. Marlene Dietrich was not only a talented singer and a stylish female actress but also, she was the most sophisticated person of the era and was a true trendsetter. Marlene rested in peace on May 6th, 1992, when she was 90 years old and had suffered a violation of the heart and kidneys. She passed away in her apartments in Paris. In 2008, a memorial plaque was installed inside the house of Marlene where she was born in Schöneberg.
A Memoir of Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich, born in 1901, (even few resources says 1904) is the daughter of an order bearer ‘Luis Erich Otto Dietrich’ (father) in the Far East, who took over as a police lieutenant after the wars. Her mother was ‘Josefina Felsing’, who came from a social class of rich jeweler and a watchmaker family. In the rooms of her house, Marlene Dietrich is simply called upon as Lena.
She eventually hates her name for some reason and came with her own name as Marlene. Marlene is not only one child and she also had a younger sister named Liesel or Elizabeth who was always present beside her. Unfortunately, the couple filed for a divorce when Marlene was at the age of 6 and it is also present that her father had died mysteriously when he fell down from a horse in a war. Her mother later had a simple second marriage with Edward von Losh, an aristocrat officer.
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In the year 1918, Marlene studied at the Berlin High school and also she learned violin alongside her professor Dessau. In the years of 1919 to 1921, she studied music in famous Weimar with her Professor Robert Reitz. In Berlin, Marlene entered into the acting school of Max Reinhardt. She had eventually shown an interest in acting and she started to play small roles in Berlin theatres and her first movie role was in the same year. It was ‘Napoleon’s Younger Brother.’
Marlene was married to Rudolf Sieber (first meeting during her movie ‘the triumph of love’) in the year 1924 and her marriage lasted for just 5 years. But they still remained married till the death of her husband in 1976 due to cancer. She later (in the year 1924) had a daughter named Maria Riva (Maria Sieber). Marlene again resumed to her cinematic roles and music industry from 1925. Marlene Dietrich’s story of her life is always present in a scarce form since she had her life being revolved around some mysterious events.
Movie Life of Marlene Dietrich
After her graduation from schooling, Marlene started to do her movie roles in films like ‘such are the men’ and ‘the tragedy of love’. 1928 was the year when her first music album was released called ‘it is in the air’. She was given only small roles and after her acting in the movie ‘blue angel’, she was highly appreciated and noted by the people at that time. She later moved to America as an actress and after receiving her citizenship she started to do roles in movies like ‘bloody empress’ and ‘Morocco’. She later became very popular and her dedication and the way she expressed herself in movies were truly applauded by the audiences and she gave her best roles later in movies like ‘so the lady wants’ and the popular ‘seven sinners’.
With Hitler’s advent during the wartime, the states offered her a lot of promises as income and asked her to shoot movies in her homeland. Eventually, Marlene Dietrich refused these offerings as she was already a supporter of the enemy force Germany. She later her did so many works in various garrisons and hospitals through her concerts and she later moved from America to Las Vegas where she started her music career as a singer. In between the busy schedules of Marlene Dietrich’s filming years, she also raised her 4 grandchildren (Michael, Peter, David and her youngest son) very well.
Her career ends when she had a femoral neck injury which was so serious that she was ended bedridden for years. Only the most prestigious and significant personalities were allowed to meet her individually in her house for the visits rarely. Her last years were solitary and her last movie starring was in ‘Beautiful Zhigalo, poor Zhigalo’. Marlene then passed away in 1922 at her apartments in Paris. This woman was the greatest blow for both the Hollywood industry and also in her singing fields.