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Aly Semigran
Dec 27, 2014 @ 7:34 am

Happy birthday, Marlene Dietrich! The legendary screen idol and singer—who passed away on May 6, 1992, in Paris—would be celebrating her 113th birthday today.

The German-born actress—while best known best for her strong, femme fatale roles in films such as Morocco (which earned her an Oscar nomination in 1931), Shanghai Express, Destry Rides AgainThe Devil Is a Woman, and Witness for the Prosecution, among many others—was also a fashion, beauty, and feminist icon. Dietrich's sultry looks and voice lit up the screen with her own brand of unique glamour, but she also challenged traditional gender roles through her bold fashion choices.

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The iconic Dietrich was named the ninth-greatest female film star of all-time by the American Film Institute. A timeless talent and daring beauty, Dietrich forever changed the face of Hollywood.

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