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Estelle Taylor (I) (1894–1958)


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 most beautiful women. In 1925 she married 1920s ... See full bio »

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Known For

Don Juan
Don Juan Lucrezia Borgia
(1926)
Street Scene
Street Scene Mrs. Anna Maurrant
(1931)
A Fool There Was
A Fool There Was Gilda Fontaine
(1922)
The Revenge of Tarzan
The Revenge of Tarzan Countess de Coude
(1920)

Filmography

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 1945 The Southerner
Lizzie
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm Roundup (Short)
 1935 Frisco Kid
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage
Ruth Springer
 1932 The Western Limited
Doris
 1931 The Unholy Garden
Eliza Mowbray
 1931 Street Scene
Mrs. Anna Maurrant
 1931 Cimarron
Dixie Lee
 1930 Liliom
Mme. Muscat
 1929 Where East Is East
Mme. de Sylva
 1929 Pusher-in-the-Face (Short)
 1928 Show People
Estelle Taylor (uncredited)
 1928 The Singapore Mutiny
Daisy
 1928 Lady Raffles
Lady Raffles
 1928 Honor Bound
Evelyn Mortimer
 1928 The Whip Woman
Sari
 1927 New York
Angie Miller
 1926 Don Juan
Lucrezia Borgia
 1925 Wandering Footsteps
Helen Maynard
 1925 Manhattan Madness
The Girl
 1924 Playthings of Desire
Gloria Dawn
 1924 The Alaskan
Mary Standish
 1924 Passion's Pathway
Dpora Kenyon
 1924 Tiger Love
Marcheta
 1924 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
Mary, Queen of Scots
 1924 Phantom Justice
'Goldie' Harper
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Miriam - The Sister of Moses
 1923 Desire
Madalyn Harlan
 1923 Forgive and Forget
Mrs. Cameron
 1923 Mary of the Movies
Estelle Taylor (uncredited)
 1923 Bavu
Princess Annia
 1922 A California Romance
Donna Dolores
 1922 Thorns and Orange Blossoms
Rosita Mendez
 1922 Only a Shop Girl
Mame Mulvey
 1922 The Lights of New York
Mrs. George Burton
 1922 Monte Cristo
Mercedes, Countess de Morcerf
 1922 A Fool There Was
Gilda Fontaine
 1921 Footfalls
Peggy Hawthorne
 1920 The Tower of Jewels
Adele Warren
 1920 Blind Wives
Anne / Annie / Annette
 1920 While New York Sleeps
A Wife / The Vamp / The Girl
 1920 The Revenge of Tarzan
Countess de Coude
 1920 The Adventurer
Maritana
 1919 The Golden Shower
Helen
 1919 A Broadway Saint
The Parisian
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Slim") in "The Big Fight" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Milton Herbert Gropper and Max Marcin. Directed by David Belasco. Majestic Theatre: 18 Sep 1928-Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Starring Jack Dempsey (as "Jack Dillon"). Cast: Alan Allyn, Edna Bennett, Joe Bernstein, Frank Callahan, Henry ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 16 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 1930] Even to this day I'm clothes conscious on the set. When I decided to do The Ten Commandments (1923) I had a net suit made that was skin tight and completely covered me. You couldn't see through it but it didn't pick up in the camera, so cleverly was it made. I always thought Mr. DeMille was a good sport to humor me in that. See more »

Trivia:

In her divorce proceedings from Jack Dempsey, she received a settlement of $40,000 in cash, their $150,000 home, including all paintings and furniture, along with three cars. Dempsey remarked, "I resented her more than I disliked her. In fact, I would have taken her back if she had snapped her fingers. But she was glad to be free and away from me". See more »

Trademark:

Her dark beauty

Nickname:

The Delaware Delilah

Star Sign:

Taurus

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