1847 - 1899 - A Lady in a photograph.

by road-traveled | created - 14 Jul 2016 | updated - 18 Apr 2017 | Public

-A few pictures of actresses born 1847 - 1899.

-listed by birthday.

1. Nana Bryant

Actress | Harvey

Nana Bryant was born on November 23, 1888 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Nana Irene Bryant. She was an actress, known for Harvey (1950), Theodora Goes Wild (1936) and Brewster's Millions (1945). She was married to Cliff Thompson and Phineas T. MacLean (Ted). She died on December 24, 1955 in Los ...

1888 - 1955, (67).

127 credits, 1935-1955.

2. Iris Ashton

Actress | Hearts of Youth

Iris Ashton was born on April 7, 1899 in El Paso, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for Hearts of Youth (1921), False Ambition (1918) and You Can't Believe Everything (1918). She was married to William Albert Badger. She died on August 2, 1985 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1899 - 1985, (86).

3. Constance Collier

Actress | Rope

In a career that covered six decades, Constance Collier evolved into one of Broadway and London's finest tragediennes during the first half of the 1900s. While the regal, dark-featured beauty who bore classic Romanesque features enjoyed a transcontinental career like a number of her contemporaries,...

1878 - 1955, (77).

4. Bleuette Bernon

Actress | Le royaume des fées

Bleuette Bernon was born on June 6, 1878 in Paris, France as Léontine Ernestine Gauché. She is an actress, known for Le royaume des fées (1903), Cendrillon (1899) and Barbe-bleue (1901).

1878 -.


5. Lois Weber

Director | Suspense

Lois Weber, who had been a street-corner evangelist before entering motion pictures in 1905, became the first American woman movie director of note, and a major one at that. Herbert Blaché, the husband of Frenchwoman Alice Guy, the first woman to direct a motion picture (and arguably, the first ...

1879 - 1939. (60).

6. Margaret Illington

Actress | The Inner Shrine

Margaret Illington was born on July 23, 1881 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA as Maude Light. She was an actress, known for The Inner Shrine (1917), Sacrifice (1917) and Animated Weekly, No. 38 (1912). She was married to Edward Bowes and Daniel Frohman. She died on March 11, 1934 in Miami Beach, ...

1881 - 1934, (52).

7. Marie Doro

Actress | The White Pearl

Classical stage and movie actress Marie Doro was a direct descendant of American political leader Patrick Henry. She was born Marie Katherine Steward in Pennsylvania in 1882. She began as a chorus girl in musical comedy under the management of impresario Charles Frohman, who took her to Broadway. ...

1882 - 1956, (74).

8. Betty Harte

Actress | A Tale of the Sea

Betty Harte was born on May 13, 1882 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA as Daisy Mae Light. She was an actress and writer, known for A Tale of the Sea (1910), Justinian and Theodora (1910) and The White Medicine Man (1911). She died on January 3, 1965 in Sunland, California, USA.

1882 - 1965, (82).

121 credits, 1908-1916.

9. Ethel Grey Terry

Actress | The Penalty

A graduate of the Notre Dame academy at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ethel began her career as a classical dancer working under the direction of Belasco and the Shuberts. She began her career on the stage at two years of age, later being going to New York to pursue a career on the stage. On Broadway she...

1882 - 1931, (48).

10. Mary Alden

Actress | The Earth Woman

Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...

1883 - 1946. (63).

11. Edna Goodrich

Actress | The House of Lies

Edna Goodrich was born on December 22, 1883 in Logansport, Indiana, USA as Bessie Edna Stephens. She was an actress, known for The House of Lies (1916), Her Second Husband (1917) and Daughter of Maryland (1917). She was married to Nat C. Goodwin. She died on May 26, 1971 in New York City, New York,...

1883 - 1971. (87).

12. Geraldine Farrar

Actress | Carmen

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member ...

1883 - 1967, (85).

13. Sylvie

Actress | La vieille dame indigne

Sylvie was born on January 3, 1883 in Paris, France as Louise Pauline Mainguené. She was an actress, known for De opstandige oude dame (1965), Thérèse Raquin (1953) and Roger la Honte (1922). She died on January 5, 1970 in Compiègne, Oise, France.

1883 - 1970, (87).


14. Maude Fealy

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions ...

1883 - 1971, (88).

15. Christine Mayo

Actress | Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

Christine Mayo was born on December 25, 1883 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917), A Successful Adventure (1918) and Fair and Warmer (1919). She died on January 9, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA.

1883 - 1961, (77).

16. Billie Burke

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...

1884 - 1970, (85).

17. Mimi Aguglia

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Mimi Aguglia was born in Palermo, Sicily, on a theater stage in 1884, when her mother, Giuseppina Aguglia, a famous Sicilian actress, was playing Desdimona in William Shakespeare's "Othello". The newborn was named Giroloma in honor of her grandfather, but everyone called her by her nick name: Mimi....

1884 - 1970, (85).

Italy. USA.

18. Grace Valentine

Actress | The Unchastened Woman

Grace Valentine was born on February 14, 1884 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Grace Sharrenberger. She was an actress, known for The Unchastened Woman (1918), The Phantom in the House (1929) and The Scarlet Runner (1916). She was married to Wayne Nunn. She died on November 12, 1964 in New York City, ...

1884 - 1964, (80).

19. Lyda Borelli

Actress | Malombra

Lyda Borelli was born on March 22, 1884 in Rivarolo Ligure, Genoa, Liguria, Italy. She was an actress, known for Malombra (1917), Madame Tallien (1916) and Rapsodia satanica (1917). She was married to Vittorio Cini di Monselice. She died on June 1, 1959 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1884 - 1959, (75).

20. Theda Bara

Actress | A Fool There Was

Theda Bara was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Theodosia Goodman, on July 29, 1885. She was the daughter of a local tailor and his wife. As a teenager Theda was interested in the theatrical arts and once she finished high school, she dyed her blond hair black and went in pursuit of her dream. By 1908 ...

1885 - 1955. (69).

21. Margarita Fischer

Actress | The Legend of Black Rock

Margarita Fischer was born on February 12, 1886 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, USA as Margarita Ficher. She was an actress and writer, known for The Legend of Black Rock (1914), A Midsummer's Love Tangle (1914) and Sally Scraggs: Housemaid (1913). She was married to Harry A. Pollard. She died on March ...

1886 - 1975. (89).

22. Stacia Napierkowska

Actress | L'Atlantide

Stacia Napierkowska was born on December 16, 1886 in Paris, France as Renée Claire Angèle Élisabeth Napierkowski. She was an actress and director, known for L'Atlantide (1921), Les vampires (1915) and Sémiramis (1910). She died on May 11, 1945 in Paris.

1886 - 1945, (58).


93 credits, 1908-1926.

23. Vera Gordon

Actress | Sweet Daddies

American character actor of Russian heritage in silent films and early talkies. She emigrated with her family to the U.S. when she was seven years old. She became involved in the theatre even as a child and participated for several years in the Jewish theatre in New York. At the age of 34 she was ...

1886 - 1948. (61).

Russia. USA.

24. Kathleen Clifford

Actress | Richard the Lion-Hearted

Kathleen Clifford was born on February 16, 1887 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923), When the Clouds Roll by (1919) and Who Is Number One? (1917). She was married to Miomir Peter Illitch (banker). She died on December 28, 1962 in ...

1887 - 1962, (75).

25. Patsy De Forest

Actress | Lost on Dress Parade

Patsy De Forest was born on May 1, 1888 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Helen May Lanagan. She was an actress, known for Lost on Dress Parade (1918), An Alabaster Box (1917) and Her Secret (1917). She died in August 1966.

1888 - 1966, (78).

84 credits, 1914-1920.

26. Louise Glaum

Actress | Sweetheart of the Doomed

Louise Glaum was born on September 10, 1888 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Sweetheart of the Doomed (1917), Sex (1920) and Honor Thy Name (1916). She was married to Zachary M. Harris and Harry J. Edwards. She died on November 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, ...

1888 - 1970, (82).

27. Gladys Cooper

Actress | My Fair Lady

Gladys Cooper was the daughter of journalist William Frederick Cooper and his wife Mabel Barnett. As a child she was very striking and was used as a photographic model beginning at six years old. She wanted to become an actress and started on that road in 1905 after being discovered by Seymour ...

1888 - 1971, (82).


73 credits, 1913-1972.

28. Evelyn Greeley

Actress | Bulldog Drummond

Evelyn Greeley's life before becoming a film star is somewhat mysterious, but she appears to have been born in Austria as Evelyn Huber in 1888. She later attended the University School for Girls in Chicago and the Frances Shimer Academy (now known as Shimer College), which offered high-level ...

1888 - 1975, (86).

Austria. USA.

29. Mary Fuller

Actress | The House of the Seven Gables

Mary Fuller's entrance into motion pictures was quite accidental. She was with a theatrical troupe that was on its way to tour the South in 1908 when, during a short stopover in New York City, the company broke up. Stranded, Mary made her way to the Vitagraph film studio looking for a job and, with...

1888 - 1973, (85).

30. Marguerite Marsh

Actress | Runaway June

Marguerite Marsh was born on April 18, 1888 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA as Marguerite Loveridge Marsh. She was an actress, known for Runaway June (1915), The Master Mystery (1918) and Boomerang Bill (1922). She was married to Donald Loveridge. She died on December 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, ...

1888 - 1925. (37).

31. Isabel Rea

Actress | Gwendolin

Isabel Rea was born in February 1889 in Coxsackie, New York, USA as Isabella Rea. She is an actress, known for Gwendolin (1914), Behind the Mask (1915) and Fire and Sword (1914).

1889 -

78 credits, 1910-1917.

32. Alice Joyce

Actress | The Third Degree

Having worked as a telephone operator at age 13 and a fashion model afterwards, Alice Joyce joined the Kalem film company at 20, making her debut in The Deacon's Daughter (1910), and achieved popularity as a charming, proper leading lady in many shorts. After Vitagraph bought out Kalem, Joyce began ...

1890 - 1955. (65).

33. Bessie Eyton

Actress | The Girl of Gold

Born Bessie Harrison in Santa Barbara in 1890. Her father Edgar Thomas Harrison was a musician. Bessie starred in at least 200 melodrama, action westerns and crime films. In the 1910 she was visiting the Selig Film studios with a party of friends, when a director saw and liked her red hair because ...


1890 - 1965. (74).

34. Marjorie Main

Actress | The Egg and I

Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in A House Divided (1931). She repeated her stage role in Dead End (1937) as Baby ...

1890 - 1975, (85).

35. Clara Kimball Young

Actress | The Common Law

Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...

1890 - 1960, (70).

179 credits, 1909-1955.

36. Florence Lawrence

Actress | Not Like Other Girls

Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were ...

1890-1938. (48).

37. Rhea Mitchell

Actress | The Brink

Mitchell began her career in 1909 playing stock in Portland. Working in films, she appeared a number of times with Western star William S. Hart playing a leading role in those films. She then appeared in "Diamond from the Sky" in 1916" which proved to be a disaster for everyone concerned and with ...

1890 - 1957, (53).

38. Henny Porten

Actress | Hintertreppe

Henny Porten was born January 7, 1890, in Magdeburg, Germany. She had one of the longest careers of any German actress and was highly sought after because of her wonderful thespian skills. Henny's career would stretch over six decades, from 1906 to 1955. Her first film was in Apachentanz (1906), ...

1890 - 1960, (70).

39. Mrs. Sidney Drew

Actress | The Charming Mrs. Chase

Lucille McVey was a writer at Vitagraph when she met Sidney Drew shortly after his wife's death. They married almost immediately although he was more than twice her age. She scripted and he directed a number of domestic comedies, said to be more subtle and wholesome than those previously filmed. ...

1890 - 1925, (35).

234 credits, 1915-1920. Director, producer, writer, actress.

40. Lois Meredith

Actress | The Conspiracy

The daughter of a respectable psychologist, she was inspired to become an actress following a trip to Broadway in 1910 to see "The Girl With The Whooping Cough" starring Valeska Suratt. After receiving some education at the Professional Children's School she became active as a stage actress during ...

1890 - 1967, (76).

22 credits, 1914-1937.

41. Jeanne Eagels

Actress | The Letter

Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She ...

1890 - 1929, (39).

42. Beatriz Michelena

Actress | Salvation Nell

Beatriz Michelena was born on February 22, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Salvation Nell (1915), Salomy Jane (1914) and Just Squaw (1919). She was married to George E. Middleton. She died on October 10, 1942 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1890 - 1942, (52).

43. Helen Arnold

Actress | The Call of Her People

Helen Arnold was born on August 17, 1890 in Defiance, Ohio, USA as Helen Prettyman. She is an actress, known for The Call of Her People (1917), Two Men and a Woman (1917) and The Witching Hour (1916).

1890 -.

credits, 1916-1918.

44. Belle Bennett

Actress | Flesh and Spirit

Belle Bennett was born on April 22, 1891 in Milaca, Minnesota, USA as Ara Belle Bennett. She was an actress, known for Flesh and Spirit (1922), The Iron Mask (1929) and Courage (1930). She was married to Fred Windemere, Jack Geller and Howard Ralph Macy. She died on November 4, 1932 in Los Angeles,...

1891 - 1932, (41).

45. Vedah Bertram

Actress | A Ranch Widower's Daughters

Vedah Bertram born Adele Buck in Massachusetts into a prominent Boston family, her father Jerome Buck, a wealthy newspaper publisher. Film cowboy star G.M. Anderson saw her photograph in a Boston society column, he decided to contact her and asked her to be his co-star in his Broncho Billy western ...

1891 - 1912, (20).

20 credits, all in 1912.

46. Fanny Brice

Actress | Be Yourself!

Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was ...

1891 - 1951, (59).

47. Mabel Normand

Actress | Mickey

Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "...

1892 - 1930,

48. Ruth Roland

Actress | The Avenging Arrow

Ruth Roland was, along with Pearl White, the queen of the early movie serials. She came from a show-business family, her father being a San Francisco theater manager and her mother a professional singer. Ruth made her acting debut at age 3-1/2, and soon became a professional actress and singer. Her...

1892 - 1937. (45).

49. Nell Shipman

Actress | Something New

Canadian-born actress, writer, producer and animal trainer Nell Shipman was best known for writing and acting in several James Oliver Curwood stories and for her portrayals of strong, adventurous women, with many of her productions being filmed in Canada. Her son, Barry Shipman, became a prolific ...

1892 - 1970, (77).

Canada. USA.

50. Jackie Saunders

Actress | Puppets of Fate

Jacqueline (Jackie) Saunders was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1892. She was a young 22 years old when she first appeared in the silent movie, THE WILL O' THE WISP. She stayed fairly busy throughout her career. She was an actress who wasn't as noticed as some others. She was ...

1892 - 1954. (61).

51. Greta Schröder

Actress | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Greta Schröder was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known.


1892 - 1980. (87).


52. Violet Mersereau

Actress | Together

Violet Mersereau was born on October 2, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Together (1918), The Shepherd King (1923) and Nero (1922). She died on November 12, 1975 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

1892 - 1975, (83).

53. Olga Baclanova

Actress | Freaks

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice...

1893 - 1974. (81).

Russia. Switzerland.

54. Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Actress | International House

Peggy Hopkins Joyce was born on May 26, 1893 in Berkley, Virginia, USA as Marguerite Upton. She was an actress, known for International House (1933), The Skyrocket (1926) and Dimples (1916). She was married to Andrew Meyer, Anthony Easton, Gustave Morner, J. Stanley Joyce, Sherburne Philbrick ...

1893 - 1957, (64).

55. Enid Bennett

Actress | Fuss and Feathers

Australian-born Enid Bennett (her sisters, Catherine Bennett and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses) started her career on stage in Sydney. She became a well-regarded stage actress there, and eventually made her way to New York to conquer Broadway. Broadway, however, wasn't particularly ...

1893-1969. (75).

56. Zasu Pitts

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Classic comedienne Zasu Pitts, of the timid, forlorn blue eyes and trademark woebegone vocal pattern and fidgety hands, was born to Rulandus and Nellie (Shay) Pitts, the third of four children on January 3, 1894. Her aged New York-native father, who lost a leg back in the Civil War era, had settled...

1894 - 1963. (69).

57. Seena Owen

Actress | Shipwrecked

Seena Owen was born in Spokane, WA, on Nov. 14, 1894. Her first film was A Yankee from the West (1915) under the name of Signe Auen, when she was 21. The following year she appeared (as "Attarea") in D.W. Griffith's epic Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). In 1919 she played ...

1894 - 1988, (71).

58. Winifred Kingston

Actress | The Squaw Man

Winifred Kingston was born on November 11, 1894 in England. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Virginian (1914) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917). She was married to Runyon Carmen R. and Dustin Farnum. She died on February 3, 1967 in La Jolla, California, USA.

1894 - 1967, (72).

59. Corinne Griffith

Actress | The Divine Lady

Corinne Griffith was a popular star of the silent movies. She started her film career at Vitagraph in 1916 and later moved to First National, where she became one of that studio's biggest stars. At the height of her popularity she was known as the "Orchid Lady of the Screen." Black Oxen (1923) was ...

1894 - 1979, (84).

60. Estelle Taylor

Actress | Street Scene

A former typist, Estelle Taylor married a banker at age 14 and, after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. She also modeled for artists and appeared in the chorus of a couple of Broadway shows. In the early 1920s she came to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film colony's ...

1894 - 1958, (63).

61. Norma Talmadge

Actress | Camille

Norma Talmadge was born on May 26, 1895, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The daughter of an unemployed alcoholic and his wife, Norma did not have the idyllic childhood that most of us yearn for. Her father left the family on Christmas Day and his wife and three daughters had to fend for themselves. Her...

1894 - 1957, (63).

62. Gladys Brockwell

Actress | Oliver Twist

The daughter of actress Billie Brockwell, Brockwell first appeared on the stage at the age of three. She made her screen debut in Philadelphia for the Lubin Company in 1913, later working with D.W. Griffith. Joining Fox Studios, Brockwell was one of the busiest actresses in town and easily made the...

1894 - 1929, (34).

117 credits, 1913-1929.

63. Marion Sunshine

Soundtrack | Hollywood Canteen

Mary Tunstal Ijames, born Kentucky, was part of a Vaudeville sister act "Tempest and Sunshine". She and her sister were in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1907. She is credited on Broadway, the Palace Theater, Silent Films, music composer and lyricist (The Peanut Vendor)and is also credited for ...

1894 - 1963, (68).

64. Lillian Hall-Davis

Actress | The Ring

Lilian Hall Davis was born June 23, 1898, in Mile End, London, England, the daughter of a London cab driver. For publicity purposes, she changed the spelling of her name to to the tonier Lillian Hall-Davis and reported her birthplace as the more fashionable Hampstead, London. She began acting in ...

1898 - 1933. (35).

65. Nita Naldi

Actress | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Nonna Dooley, the future silent screen star, began her career as a showgirl in a Shubert revue in the Winter Garden, later went on to the famed Ziegfeld Follies.

After a successful career on the stage with the Follies, Nita decided to try her hand with films in Hollywood. Her rise to fame was very ...

1894 - 1961, (66).

33 credits, 1920-1927.

66. Claire Mersereau

Actress | Right Off the Bat

Claire Mersereau was born on September 20, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Right Off the Bat (1915), The Avalanche (1915) and When It Strikes Home (1915). She died on June 26, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.


1894 - 1982. (87).

67. Anita Stewart

Actress | The Lodge in the Wilderness

Anita Stewart was born on February 7, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Anna M. Stewart. She was an actress and producer, known for The Lodge in the Wilderness (1926), A Midnight Romance (1919) and Her Kingdom of Dreams (1919). She was married to George Peabody Converse and Rudolph ...

1895 - 1961, (66).

68. Allene Ray

Actress | The House Without a Key

Allene Ray made her reputation as a star of action serials in the '20s, and she had the background for it. She was born and raised on a ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas, and could not only ride horses at an early age, but learned to tame bucking broncs, a very unusual thing to do for women in ...

1895 - 1999, (84).

69. Lottie Pickford

Actress | Fanchon, the Cricket

Lottie Pickford was born on June 9, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charlotte Smith. She was an actress, known for Fanchon, the Cricket (1915), White Roses (1910) and Happy Jack, a Hero (1910). She was married to John William Lock, Russel O. Gillard, Allan Forrest and Alfred Rupp. She died on ...

1895 - 1936, (41).

70. June Caprice

Actress | A Child of the Wild

June Caprice was a character actress in the silent film era. She broke into film with Fox Film Corporation, where she was directed by Harry F. Millarde in eight productions. The two began a personal relationship, married, and had a daughter, June Millarde. During the 1920s she appeared on calendars...

1895 - 1936. (40).

71. Juanita Hansen

Actress | Broadway Love

Juanita Hansen's career goes back to at least 1915, and she worked for D.W. Griffith before becoming one of Mack Sennett's "Bathing Beauties." Sennett was so struck by her beauty that he often featured her over the other girls, which caused some friction among them. That could well be the reason ...

1895 - 1961, (66).

72. Edna Purviance

Actress | A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charles Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's His Night Out. Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and...

1895 - 1958. (62).

73. Wanda Hawley

Actress | Hearts and Spangles

Wanda Hawley was a popular leading lady of the silent era who specialized in sweet romantic comedies and romantic dramas. Due to Wanda's petite status, she billed herself as Wanda Petit for a brief period in her career. She rose to stardom in Cecil B. DeMille films and later starred in films for ...

1895 - 1963, (67).

74. Louise Lovely

Actress | Jewelled Nights

Louise had her stage debut when she was just 9 years old. She appeared in a production of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' as Little Eva. When she was older, she moved on to silent films. Due to her success in Australia, she moved to America and got a contract with Universal Studios. The legend states that it ...

1895 - 1980, (85).


75. Ilean Hume

Actress | The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot

Ilean Hume was born on February 26, 1896 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot (1914), The Turmoil (1916) and Hitting the High Spots (1918). She died on November 20, 1978 in Studio City, California, USA.

1896 - 1978. (82).

Canada. USA.

76. Virginia Valli

Actress | Night Life in Reno

Virginia got her start with a Milwaukee stock company and also did some film work with Essanay Studios in 1917 Chicago. Back in the theater, it would be 3 more years before she was brought out to Hollywood to act as leading lady to Bert Lytell. Virginia would continue to appear in films throughout ...

1896 - 1968, (72).

77. Barbara La Marr

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Reatha Watson (Barbara La Marr) is possibly most famous as supposedly being one of the first drug-related deaths in Hollywood, but while she had a serious drinking problem she in fact died of tuberculosis with complications of nephritis. She is notable for other reasons, among them her successes as...

1896 - 1926, (29).

78. Mary MacLaren

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Mary MacLaren was born on January 19, 1896 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Mary MacDonald. She is known for her work on The Three Musketeers (1921), Shoes (1916) and Creaking Stairs (1919). She was married to Robert S. Coleman and Colonel George Herbert Young. She died on November 9, 1985 in ...

1896 - 1985, (89).

79. Alma Rubens

Actress | The Americano

Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who ...

1897 - 1931. (33).

80. Kathryn Stanley

Actress | Hold 'er Sheriff

Kathryn Stanley was born on November 12, 1897 in Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Hold 'er Sheriff (1931), The Nightwatchman's Mistake (1929) and Hubby's Weekend Trip (1928). She died on April 17, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1897 - 1978. (80).

51 credits, 1925-1934.

81. Mary Anderson

Actress | The False Faces

Mary Anderson was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 28, 1897. She broke into films with C.O.D. (1914) in 1914 when she was just 17 years old. Unfortunately, she didn't get the roles she wanted as the competition for the parts were extremely fierce. Mary's career lasted until 1923, when she made ...

1897 - 1986, (86).

82. Helene Chadwick

Actress | The Glorious Fool

Helene Chadwick came from a very wealthy family in upstate New York (the town, Chadwick, was named after them), where her father owned a silk mill and her mother was an opera singer. On a visit to New York she was persuaded by an artist friend to pose for one of his paintings. A film producer saw ...

1897 - 1940. (42).

88 credits, 1916-1937.

83. Doris Kenyon

Actress | The Road to Singapore

The daughter of a poet, Doris Kenyon made her stage and screen debuts in 1915. She was often cast as a pleasant heroine in many silent films. She co-starred with popular silent-era actors like Rudolph Valentino and her future husband Milton Sills. Due to her stage experience she made a smooth ...

1897 - 1979. (81).

84. Natacha Rambova

Actress | When Love Grows Cold

Primarily famous as the wife of screen idol Rudolph Valentino, Natacha Rambova was also a talented dancer and an innovative set designer, bringing the Art Deco style to Hollywood for the first time. At the age of 17 she became a protégé and lover of Russian ballet Svengali Theodore Kosloff, a ...

1897 - 1966, (69).

85. Gertrude Olmstead

Actress | The Monster

Gertrude Olmstead was born in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 13, 1897. She entered the film business early, making her film debut in The Fox (1921) at 17 years of age. The next year she appeared in the hit The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). She stayed busy throughout the 1920s, appearing in a total of...

1897 - 1975. (77).

86. Vinnie Burns

Actress | The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Vinnie Burns was born on June 1, 1897 in Utah, USA. She was an actress, known for The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1914), Oliver Twist (1912) and Dick Whittington and his Cat (1913). She was married to Bertram B Tate. She died on August 3, 1969 in Babylon, Suffolk, New York, USA.

1897 - 1979, (82).

87. Elaine Hammerstein

Actress | The Midnight Express

Elaine Hammerstein was born on June 16, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for The Midnight Express (1924), The Foolish Virgin (1924) and Broadway Gold (1923). She was married to James Walter Kays and Alan Crosland. She died on August 13, 1948 in Mexico.

1897 - 1951. (51).

USA. Mexico.

88. Helene Chadwick

Actress | The Glorious Fool

Helene Chadwick came from a very wealthy family in upstate New York (the town, Chadwick, was named after them), where her father owned a silk mill and her mother was an opera singer. On a visit to New York she was persuaded by an artist friend to pose for one of his paintings. A film producer saw ...

1897 - 1940. (42).

88 credits, 1916-1937.

89. Marie Prevost

Actress | The Racket

Marie Prevost was born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, on November 8, 1898. She broke into films when she was 18 years old in Unto Those Who Sin (1916). Finding work in films was difficult in the early days, just as it is today. Marie found herself doing odd jobs until 1917, when she...

1898-1937. (38).

90. Renée Adorée

Actress | The Big Parade

Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...

1898 - 1933. (35).

91. Constance Talmadge

Actress | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

She was blonde; star sister Norma Talmadge was brunette. She was buoyant and a comedienne; Norma was introspective and a tragedienne. Nicknamed "Dutch" by her stage mother Peg as she looked like a cherubic Little Dutch Boy, silver screen star Constance Talmadge was one of silent pictures' most ...

1898 - 1973, (75).

92. Bessie Love

Actress | The Broadway Melody

Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in ...

1898 - 1986. (87).


93. Marilyn Miller

Actress | Her Majesty, Love

"Look for the Silver Lining" became the appropriate signature song for one of Broadways's most popular musical stage stars of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller, for she embodied a vibrant, child-like optimism in her very best "happily ever after" showcases. Such happiness, however, did not extend into her ...

1898 - 1936, (37).

94. Gertrude Lawrence

Actress | Lord Camber's Ladies

Gertrude Lawrence was born on July 4, 1898 in London, England as Gertrude Alexandria Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen. She was an actress, known for Lord Camber's Ladies (1932), Rembrandt (1936) and Glazen speelgoed (1950). She was married to Richard Aldrich and Francis Gordon-Howley. She died on September 6...

1898 - 1952. (52).


95. Vilma Bánky

Actress | The Son of the Sheik

Vilma Bánky appeared in Hungarian, Austrian and French movies between 1920 and 1925, the year in which Samuel Goldwyn signed her, in Budapest, to a Hollywood contract. In Hollywood she was billed as the "The Hungarian Rhapsody". In the mid and late 1920s she was Goldwyn's biggest money maker, ...

1898 - 1991, (93).

Austria-Hungary. USA.

1898 - 1973. (74).

97. Zena Keefe

Actress | La vie de Bohème

Zena Keefe was born in San Francisco, California, on June 26, 1896. The actress who was to make a total of 28 films started her career at the age of 16 when she played a bit part in The Hieroglyphic (1912). After The Gamblers (1912) later that year, four years elapsed before she would appear ...

1898 - 1976, (78).

98. Grace Darmond

Actress | The Hope Diamond Mystery

Canadian-born Grace Darmond first caught the acting bug while appearing in a school play, and as luck would have it was spotted there by the owner of the Selig Film Co., who put her under contract. She appeared in her first film in 1913 at 16 years of age, and by her 20th birthday was a star at ...

1898 - 1963, (64).

Canada. USA.

99. Dorothy Gish

Actress | Nell Gwyn

Dorothy Gish was born into a broken family where her restless father James Lee Gish was frequently absent. Mary Robinson McConnell a.k.a. Mary Gish, her mother, had entered into acting to make money to support the family. As soon as Dorothy and her sister Lillian Gish were old enough, they became ...

1898 - 1968, (70).

100. Agnes Ayres

Actress | The Sheik

Extremely popular silent star of the 1920s. Her popularity was enhanced when she co-starred with Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik (1921) and The Son of the Sheik (1926). She made her screen debut at Essanay Studios in 1915. While she was popular in the 1920s (thanks to the patronage of her lover, ...

1898 - 1940, (42).

Recently Viewed