Born Dec. 27, 1901, in Berlin, Dietrich was a popular German cabaret performer in the 1920s when she caught the eye of director Josef von Sternberg, who cast her in his 1930 film The Blue Angel. This led to a contract with Paramount and a role in Morocco, earning her an Oscar nomination and overnight stardom.
Other important films for Dietrich include Shanghai Express (1932), Destry Rides Again (with James Stewart), Fritz Lang's Rancho Notorious (1952) and Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958). She died May 6, 1992, at age 90.
Based on an Agatha Christie play, this Oscar-nominated mystery directed and co-written by Billy Wilder concerns an esteemed and aging lawyer. On the eve of retiring, he takes on the defense of an alleged murderer accused of killing a wealthy widow.
- Stage Fright
- Judgment at Nuremberg
- Around the World in 80 Days
- Touch of Evil
- Destry Rides Again
- The Spoilers
- The Blue Angel (German Version)
- The Scarlet Empress
- The Garden of Allah
- Seven Sinners / The Shepherd of the Hills
- Pittsburgh / The Conqueror
- Black Fox
- The Blue Angel (English Version)
- Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection