Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich in "Shanghai Express".In Marlene Dietrich von Sternberg found and costumed his ultimate muse and tragic obsession. Her costume for “Shanghai Express” perfects the bird of prey metaphor. Costumes by Travis Banton.
Marlene Dietrich looking very natty indeed. She was a frequent cross dresser, but she was such a famous actress the public accepted it as just her avant garde nature. She was probably bisexual, Ive read she had many affairs with both men and women