Happy Birthday Marlene Dietrich  (27th December 1901 - 6th May 1992)

“I am at heart, a gentleman” - Marlene Dietrich

“If she had nothing more than her voice she could break your heart with it. But she has that beautiful body and the timeless lovliness of her face. It makes no difference how she breaks your heart if she is there to mend it.” - Ernest Hemingway

“She remains what she has been for many years - an absolutely strange delight, whose gift lies outside her achievement as an actress, is not tied to a specific time and does not depend on the taste of the moment, not even on common sense.” - Cecil Beaton

“Whoever knows her and has been able to experience her has experienced perfection itself.” - Jean Cocteau

“The most intriguing woman I’ve ever known.” - John Wayne