It's Marlene Dietrich's 116th birthday: “She was a wild original!”
Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 9 winner Sasha Velour and Marlene Dietrich are helping you search the internet today.
The Google Doodle on the website is a popular internet space wherein they allow artists to create themes that reflect a special day or event.
Today happens to be Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich’s 116th birthday and Sasha Velour drew her in a commemorative Doodle to celebrate.
Velour wrote in a Twitter post:
“I was so honored to create the artwork for today’s Google Doodle to honor Marlene Dietrich’s 116th Birthday. She’s a true icon.”
In an interview with the popular search engine, Velour explains why the Hollywood legend is still so inspiring.
“She was a wild original!” Sasha said. “Despite the pressures of the time, she followed her own course, especially in terms of politics and gender."
She adds, “As a drag queen, that’s particularly inspiring to me. Plus, she just had this power to her…in every role she’s mysterious and strong, brilliant. That’s what I aspire to be when I step on the stage.”
Velour so loves the silver screen legend that she impersonated her in the popular "Snatch Game" event on Drag Race to rave reviews.