Marlene Dietrich

by ethnic on September 10, 2009

Birth Name: Marie Magdalene Dietrich

Date of Birth: 27 December, 1901

Birth Place: Schöneberg, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire

Date of Death: 6 May, 1992

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: German

Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer. She was born in Schöneberg, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire, and became a U.S. citizen in 1939. Marlene was the daughter of Wilhelmine/Wilhelmina Elisabeth Josephine/Josefine (Felsing/Falsing) and Louis Erich Otto Dietrich.

Marlene’s paternal grandfather was Christian Dietrich (the son of Conrad Dietrich and Marie Louise).

Marlene’s paternal grandmother was Ottilie Auguste Wilhelmine Otto (the daughter of Michael Friedrich Otto and Friedericke Wilhelmine Flügge).

Marlene’s maternal grandparents were Albert Karl Julius or Conrad Felsing and Elisabeth Herring.

Sources: Genealogy of Marlene Dietrich –

Death record of Marlene Dietrich –

Creative Commons License photo credit: Classic_Movie_Gals

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andrew October 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm
Freerk March 10, 2017 at 6:38 am

The town Schöneberg, where she was born, then was a town of about 100,000 people and since 1920 is a district of Berlin.

neiltennant July 20, 2015 at 4:34 am

IT is very likely that she had polish, russian or other slavic descent like most eastern german people

anna May 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

she was the most beautiful and finest woman in the world

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