Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) is regarded
as the first German actress to become successful in Hollywood.
Throughout her long career, she constantly re-invented herself,
starting as a cabaret singer, chorus girl and film actress
in 1920s Berlin. She became a Hollywood movie star in the 1930s,
a World War II frontline entertainer, and finally an
international stage show performer from the 1950s to the 1970s,
eventually becoming one of the entertainment icons of the 20th