Awards & Winners

Marlene Dietrich

Date of Birth 27-December-1901
Place of Birth Schöneberg
(Germany, Berlin)
Nationality United States of America, German Empire, German Reich
Also know as Marie Magdalene Dietrich, Maria Magdalena Dietrich, Maria Magdalene Sieber, marlene_dietrich, Dietrich, Marlene, Marlena Dietrichová, Lena, Lene, Lili Marlene, Marlena, Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich, Marlene, Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch
Profession Singer, Actor, Violinist
  • Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
  • The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
  • Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
  • Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
  • Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.
  • Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.
  • There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.
  • A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
  • Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.
  • To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
  • There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
  • A new kind of award has been added -- the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television.
  • Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
  • When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and garnered her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of all time.

Awards by Marlene Dietrich

Check all the awards nominated and won by Marlene Dietrich.


German Film Award - Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema
(For their continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years.)


David di Donatello Special Award
Honored for : Judgment at Nuremberg
(For her performance.)


Nominations 1958 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama Witness for the Prosecution
role: Christine Vole/Helm


Nominations 1931 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Actress Morocco
Role: Amy Jolly