5'6" from Berlin, Germany
Died in 1992, at age 91
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. Hollywood films of the 1930s 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. Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.