Marlene Dietrich Net Worth

Marlene Dietrich was a German actress and singer who had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death. That’s the same as roughly $20 million in today’s dollars after adjusting for inflation. Marlene Dietrich began her career on the stage and in silent Weimar German films. She went on to become one of the most famous stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, with her credits including “Destry Rides Again,” “Stage Fright,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” and, most notably, six films by director Josef von Sternberg, including “Shanghai Express” and “The Scarlet Empress.” Dietrich spent the later decades of her career touring the globe as a live-show performer.

Marlene Dietrich Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More

Marlene Dietrich's net worth, salary and other interesting facts:

Marlene Dietrich Wealth Info
Net Worth$20 Million
Date of BirthDecember 27, 1901 - May 6, 1992 (age 90 years)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Singer, Violinist


Dietrich got her professional career start as a chorus girl with Guido Thielscher’s Girl-Kabarett vaudeville shows, and also performed in Rudolf Nelson revues. In 1923, she made her feature film debut with a bit part in “The Little Napoleon.” The same year, Dietrich was in “Tragedy of Love.” Throughout the 20s, she was prolific both on stage and in film. Her stage credits included “Pandora’s Box,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” and “Misalliance,” plus musicals and revues such as “Es Liegt in der Luft” and “Zwei Krawatten.” In the latter half of the 20s, Dietrich had major parts in such films as “Café Elektric” and “The Ship of Lost Souls.”

Personal Life

While Dietrich had a highly manicured professional image, much of her personal life was concealed from the public. However, she was known to be bisexual, and to proudly flout conventional gender roles. Notably, Dietrich had a plethora of affairs of varying lengths, including with actors Gary Cooper, John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., James Stewart, and Jean Gabin. In Paris, she had an affair with cabaret hostess Suzanne Baulé. Dietrich’s other relationships – with everyone from Yul Brynner to John F. Kennedy – are legend.

Inspirational Quotes by Marlene Dietrich

When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.

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They want you to bring out your intestines.

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In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

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Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

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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.

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