Marlene dietrich was the German girl who moved to America and took Hollywood by storm. she was signed by Paramount Pictures who wanted their own Great Garbo and she worked for the competition MGM. Rumours have been flying about these two larger than life actresses. That they were the bitterest of working rivals and that they were lovers. Marlene Dietrich apparently had a thing for both the men and the ladies, and her flair for masculine dress only heightened her allure.