Marlene Wensing is a Mark-born actress, resident and working in Dortmund. She is famous for her comedic films made with DFA (Dortmund Film AG), often playing the accident-prone character 'Saskia'.
Working within the naescent film industries of Mark and Dortmund since the age of 14 Marlene's experience led her to begin making to suggestions to the often unexperienced directors. This allowed her greater control over the film-making process than many of her contemporaries.
Her hugely popular 'Saskia' comedies have made her a leading lady and many compare her to the Dane Mads and Frenchman Pierre Hollande in pushing the and inventiveness of the short film format. Meanwhile many conservatives have called her 'a terrible rolemodel for German women'. However her popularity has given her more control over her films and her image. She has begun to get proper credit for the writing and is expected to direct her own films going forward.