Not a lot is known about her.
Everyone knows about her friend, the foreign born permanent A list movie actress was at one point the highest paid actress in the world.
She only received one Oscar nomination though.
She was married to the same man for over fifty years.
What about the woman who was by her side for decades?
That woman was the “wife” of the husband of our actress.
Our actress was interested in her husband, but also others. So, she found a mistress for her husband.
The thing is though, the mistress always had to be in the shadows.
She was nearly always hidden.
She lived a secret life for decades and it slowly drove her mad.
When the actress and her husband could no longer deal with it, they had the woman committed to an asylum where she lived for a couple of decades and underwent all manner of horrible treatments, drugs and electroshock therapy.
When she did finally die, the actress and her husband made up a birthdate for the woman that was not real, but marked the day when our actress changed studios.
Husband: Rudolf Sieber – Rudi
Mistress: Tamara Matul
Marlene Dietrich, her daughter Maria Sieber (left) and the companion of her husband Tamara Matul in Austria, 1935 pic.twitter.com/fHopZBAd
— Q&U (@cinemathebride) January 27, 2013
On this day in 1923, Marlene Dietrich married Rudolf Sieber. pic.twitter.com/R4vO4tujX6
— ClassicActorsOfHollywood (@CAOH110291) May 17, 2021
Marlene Dietrich leaving London for the USA (with Douglas Fairbanks jr, Rudolf Sieber and Tamara Matul), January 27, 1937 pic.twitter.com/ijw7uNiVCl
— Tanja (@T__twitt) August 3, 2019
Marlene Dietrich with her husband’s mistress, Tamara Matul, exiting from the fashion house of Edward Molyneux in Paris, September 1937 pic.twitter.com/AV0YUWh0Jf
— Ian Hartley ★ (@IanHartley_) July 3, 2017
Marlene Dietrich and Tamara Matul leaving Molyneux, 1930s
Edward Henry Molyneux (pronounced “Molinucks”; 5 September 1891 in Hampstead, London – 23 March 1974 in Monte Carlo) was a leading British fashion designer whose salon in Paris was in operation from 1919 until 1950. pic.twitter.com/7Ul6UN6CHy
— Tanja (@T__twitt) August 11, 2019
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