LYA DE PUTTI (1899-1931)
She was a Hungarian film actress from the silent film era, known for her portrayal of female characters. She began her career acting in the environment of Hungarian vaudeville. Soon he traveled to Berlin where, after performing in ballet, he made his film debut in 1918. In 1924 he became first dancer at the Wintergarten Theater in Berlin.
LIL DAGOVER (1887-1980)
She was a German theater, film and television actress whose career spanned nearly six decades. During her brief marriage to Fritz Daghofer, she met notorious German film directors, including Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang. Lang and Dagover would work together in the movie Harakiri an exotic drama that would be their first film success
MARY MILES MINTER (1902-1984)
She was an American film actress of the silent film era.
RENEE ADOREE (1898-1933)
One of the actresses with the most scenic presence but also one of the most fleeting, her stay in Hollywood lasted only from 1920 to 1930. At the arrival of the sound cinema she was one of the few actresses who entered successfully, only death would end the race of this little great actress
MIRIAM COOPER (1891-1976)
Silent film actress known primarily for her performance in the movie "The Birth of a Nation" her career parks a total of 70 films made from 1912 to 1923. Married to one of the most prosperous producers of the time was how her career flourished , retiring in 1923 and deciding not to return to the cinema
MARIA FALCONETTI (1892-1946)
She was a French film and theater actress, known for her role as Joan of Arc in The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), by director Carl Theodor Dreyer. Although some sources claim that Maria was born in Sermano (Corsica), it is currently known that she was born in Pantin (Île-de-France).
She was a German actress and filmmaker, famous for her propaganda productions during Nazi Germany.
ANNA MAY WOY (1905-1961)
First actress of Chinese-American cinema .: It was the first Asian actress to achieve it, since until then it was Caucasian actresses who, conveniently made up, played leading roles of Asians.
ASTA NIELSEN (1881-1972)
First Danish film actress, Her period of reign spans from 1910-1920. The publicity that developed around her made it become a social phenomenon that American producers later adopted for their stars. Most of his career he developed in Germany from where he retired when World War II began, He retired from cinema in 1932 with his only sound film
MAE MURRAY (1889-1965)
Actress and dancer of the silent film era, she achieved great fame by acting with the great actors of her time being 1920 when she became brighter as an actress. "The Merry Widow" was the most prominent role, the arrival of the sound cinema and its many scandals caused her career to plummet, trying to return on many occasions something she never got. I reach his old age in extreme poverty.
ALLA NAZIMOVA (1879-7945)
Actress and film and theater producer, beginning to emerge in 1916 soon after she earned more than Mary Pickford who was the highest paid in the cinema at that time. Nazimova had great influence in Hollywood from 1915 to 1925 where he promoted the careers of actresses that began in the cinema, even got to have romances with any of them. She is the first lesbian woman in the ancient world of Hollywood
BESSIE LOVE (1898-1986)
She was an American film actress who achieved fame mainly due to her work in silent films and the beginnings of sound. Small and attractive, she used to play innocent, healthy and unconventional youth. In addition to her work as an actress, she wrote the 1919 film A Yankee Princess.1
MABEL NORMAND (1895-1930)
It was the most prominent comic of the era of silent films; beginning his career in early 1909 as models and actress; after reaching great popularity in 1913 as a comic actress. In 1918 he opened his own film studio and thereby becoming addicted to alcohol and narcotics; At the end of her career she was involved in two homicides that marked the decline of her career. Death of 34 tuberculosis victim
JOSEPHINE BAKER (1906-1975)
Dancer, singer and actress who stood out mainly in Paris where she appeared in a crowd of times dancing in a locker room where only a few bananas hung from her body, acting in very few Films. I act many times for French troops in World War II. I adopt a child from each nation who called him "the rainbow tribe." She was the first American woman to receive honors at her funeral
TALLULAH BANKHEAD (1902-1968)
She was an American actress of film, television and who developed most of her career in the theater. In London she achieved her purpose and achieved great celebrity. This caused that, in 1927, the company Paramount Pictures hired her. His first two films were Woman's Law by Dallas M. Fitzgerald 1927 and His House in Order by Randle Ayrton 1928.
LUPE VELEZ (1910-1944)
While his compatriot Dolores del Río was the fine, kind and polite Lupe was the opposite side of her, she was disrespectful, explosive and temperamental but that did not prevent her from triumphing in Holywood at the time of the 1920s, being the most flourishing of her career , Performed with the most renowned directors and actors of silent films. It was one of the few Latinas that triumphed in Holywood, Broadway and Mexico
FRANCESCA BERTINI (1888-1985)
The first silent film Diva; In 1915 she was the first woman to win $ 1 75 000 when she played her first starring role. She was able to interpret any character in a surprising way. Upon the arrival of the sound cinema and the end of the Second World War, all change directors were new and she had very little demand for work, for the 40s Fox offered her a job in Hollywood but she rejected them, reappearing until 1976 at the cinema
MARION DAVIES (1897-1961)
The career of this great star began at the beginning of the 20s where it flourished favorably as it had a relationship with a powerful tycoon who boosted his career in a big way, with the arrival of the sound cinema his transition was very good but at the end of the decade By the age of 30 Marion was already a forty-year-old actress and work demands began to decline causing this actress to gradually abandon her career. But she was a woman with great vision for business
JANET GAYNOR (1906-1984)
One of the most popular silent film actresses was, in 1928, Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in three films: The Seventh Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of two human beings (1927) and Ángel Calle (1928).
BRIGITTE HELM (1908-1996)
It was and without fear of being mistaken the greatest German actress of the era of silent cinema calling the cinema with the film today masterpiece "Metropolis" it could be said that through the big door there are mostly film successes. She was also one of the first actresses to reject the great Holywood showed retiring before the Second World War began very young and with a great future but she never wanted to return to the cinema.
THEDA BARA (1885-1955)
Considered the first great Vampire of American silent films. Manufactured in mid-1915, Theda's reign lasted very little since she began her career when she was 30 years old and very old for the producers of that time; the film that consecrates it was when he embodied Cleopatra 1917, at the beginning of the 20s the producers no longer hired her, being the first great Hollywood Vampire
NITA NALDI (1897-1961)
One of the silent movie stars that most caught my attention for its exotic beauty and its roles as a femme fatale. Starting his career at the beginning of the 20s and ending at the end of the time with the arrival of the sound cinema was one of the many actresses who no longer had the expected demand, reappearing in the forties on television and sporadic roles for cinema
POLA NEGRI (1897-1987)
He arrives in Holywood from Poland where he began his career as a film actress, it did not cost him much work to achieve success in the US. since at the time of the 20s there were many actresses who came from all parts of the world in search of success but she was the one who transcended her interpretations and because of the relationships with the most famous men of the time. With the arrival of the sound cinema its popularity faded completely
DOLORES DEL RIOS (1905-1983
The career of this great actress is divided into two stages; In the first. Being the first Latin woman to conquer Holywood and shine like never before in the world, she put the latines roots on high as she was considered the second most beautiful woman in silent films, Second stage: she arrives in Mexico at the beginning of the forties where she was urinating Hay is consolidated as one of the greatest actresses of the golden age of Mexican cinema.
GLORIA SWANSON (1899-1983)
One of the most powerful actresses of the silent film era that covers the mid-20s and ends in the late 30s; Highlighting mainly for its elegance and the love scandals that surrounded her at the time, when everything seemed finished for her, she made one of the most spectacular reappearances of the cinema with the movie “The Twilight of the Gods making it a legend. For this performance is in 69 of the best performances in the history of cinema. He earned 3 Oscar nominations.
CLARA BOW (1905-1965)
The biography of this great woman is the most significant model of what great tycoons of Holywood performed when creating a star that were very young women and transformed them to take them to stardom and when they no longer produced for them the great profits destroyed them this happened With she and many actresses of the time of the 20s. And Clara was no exception except when she brought with her a story of lacks and suffering
DOLORES CASTELLO (1903-1979)
She is one of the stars of the silent film era in Hollywood; She was considered the "Goddess of the Silver Screen" reached great popularity but she preferred to give greater impotence to her personal life by retiring definitively from the cinema in 1943. Without doubt one of the most beautiful faces of silent films.
MARY PICKFORD (1892-1979)
The highest representative of silent films in Hollywood called her "The Bride of America", was the highest paid actress from 1915 to 1925. Together with other colleagues I formed the actors' union to protect the actors when they reached old age. It occupies the number 24 in the list of the best actresses of all time, was the second actress deserving of Oscar in 1929 and the honorary in 1975, only made two sound films, retiring in 1933.
LILIAN GISH (1893-1993)
One of the most powerful, beautiful and talented actresses of silent films in Hollywood, her fame came with the great film "The Birth of a Nation." It occupies the 17th place of the best actresses of all time. She is the actress with the longest film career in history with 75 years. He only won an Oscar nomination in 1946 and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1971
LOUISE BROOKS (1906-1985)
For my point of view, she is the most beautiful and avant-garde woman of the silent film era, which began in the early 20s in Holywood where the interpretations she made were too strong for the Puritan minds of that time, so she decided to move to Europe where he performs these same types of interpretations that also frighten the French, he introduces for the first time in the cinema lesbian scenes are made in a movie "Pandora's box" today is a cult film.