My Favourite Actresses from 1925 to 1929by dziwnytenswiat | created - 11 Sep 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Only my favourite actresses in films in my list Top 50 from 1925-1929:
1. Greta Garbo
Actress | Ninotchka
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ...
Actress | Metropolis
After her role in Metropolis (1927) she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was An Ideal Spouse (1935) (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.
Actress | Takový je zivot
Vera Baranovskaya was born in 1885 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Vera Vsevolodovna Baranovskaya. She was an actress, known for Takový je zivot (1930), Mother (1926) and Leichtsinnige Jugend (1931). She died on December 7, 1935 in Paris, France.
4. Fay Wray
Actress | King Kong
Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...
5. Mary Philbin
Actress | The Man Who Laughs
Mary Philbin's life should be a lesson to domineering parents. Mary was born on July 16, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois, to John Philbin and his first wife and namesake, Mary. The child was regarded as a little beauty from an early age and her mother was exceedingly proud of her and loved to show her ...
6. Vilma Bánky
Actress | The Eagle
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, ...
Actress | Not So Dumb
Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly ...
Actress | Die Büchse der Pandora
Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White's Scandals ...
Actress | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Renée Jeanne or Maria Falconetti, born in Pantin (not in Sermano, Corsica, as many film dictionaries wrongly attest) on July 21, 1892 and died in Buenos Aires on December 12, 1946, is a French actress of theater and cinema. Joining the troupe of the Odeon theater in 1916, she made her debut in "...
10. Georgia Hale
Actress | The Gold Rush
Georgia Theodora Hale was born on June 27, 1900 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her parents were George Washington Hale and Laura Imbrie, and her two older sisters were Eugenia and Helen. Soon, her family moved to Illinois. In 1922, she won a beauty contest in Chicago and despite strong disapproval from ...
11. Marion Mack
Actress | The General
Many recognise Marion Mack as the beautiful but brainless heroine Annabelle Lee, of Buster Keaton's classic 'The General'. However, few realise that Marion was also a talented screenwriter who, with her husband, formed a successful production team. Born Joey Marion McReery, she began her career as ...
12. Eleanor Boardman
Actress | Souls for Sale
Philadelphia-born Eleanor Boardman had always wanted to be an actress, and as soon as she graduated high school she headed for New York to conquer Broadway. When Broadway proved not quite ready to be conquered yet, she took whatever jobs she could find, including one as an artist's model. In that ...
13. Camilla Horn
Actress | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
The daughter of a railroad official, Camilla Horn was educated in Germany and Switzerland. She initially trained as a dressmaker and received her first job experience in a fashion salon in Erfurt. This was merely a stepping stone for a performing career which began with dance lessons in Berlin and ...
14. Loretta Young
Actress | The Farmer's Daughter
Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamour and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her ...
15. Cissy Fitzgerald
Actress | Patricia Gets Her Man
Cissy Fitzgerald was born on June 20, 1873 in Blean, Kent, England as Marie Kathleen Kipping. She was an actress, known for Patricia Gets Her Man (1937), The Painted Angel (1929) and Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928). She was married to Osmund Mark Tucker. She died on May 10, 1941 in Ovingdean, Sussex, ...
16. Gwen Lee
Actress | Laugh, Clown, Laugh
She was one of the archetypal flappers of the Jazz Age. Blonde, blue-eyed and impeccably coiffured, we recall Gwen Lee as tall, blonde flibbertigibbets and gold-digging vamps in films of the late 1920's and early 30's. Gwen was born in Nebraska and attended school in Omaha. Having suitably ...
17. Maly Delschaft
Actress | Der letzte Mann
Maly Delschaft was born on December 4, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany as Amalie Köster-Delschaft. She was an actress, known for The Last Laugh (1924), Die drei Portiermädel (1925) and The White Horse Inn (1926). She died on August 20, 1995 in Berlin, Germany.
18. 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...
19. Lya De Putti
Actress | Manon Lescaut
The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America ...
20. Marceline Day
Actress | Broadway to Cheyenne
The younger sister of actress Alice Day, Marceline Day achieved stardom in the mid-'20s, appearing opposite such stars as John Barrymore and Lon Chaney. Adept at comedy, she also starred with such top comics as Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon. Her career faltered in the early '30s, however, and she...
21. Gina Manès
Actress | Thérèse Raquin
Gina Manès was born on April 7, 1893 in Paris, France as Blanche Moulin. She was an actress, known for Thou Shalt Not (1928), Le diable en bouteille (1935) and The Red Night (1923). She died on September 6, 1989 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France.
22. Marlene Dietrich
Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution
Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...
23. Janet Gaynor
Actress | A Star Is Born
Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe ...
24. 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 ...
25. Ruth Weyher
Actress | Das alte Gesetz
Ruth Weyher was born on May 28, 1901 in Neumark in Westpreußen, East Prussia, Germany. She was an actress and producer, known for This Ancient Law (1923), Wood Love (1925) and Was ist los mit Nanette? (1929). She died on January 27, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
26. Rosa Valetti
Actress | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Rosa Valetti was born the daughter of industrialist Felix Vallentin, and was the sister of Hermann Vallentin. She first appeared on the Berlin stage and later also in Paris, Bruxelles and Vienna. During the first WW she worked for Ludwig Roth, her first husband, at the Residenz-Theater in Berlin. ...
27. Gilda Gray
Actress | Piccadilly
The creator of 'the Shimmy' was a voluptuous blonde dancer with mischievous eyes, born Marianna Michalska in Kracow, Poland. Her parents died tragically and she was eventually adopted from an orphanage. Her foster-parents took her to the U.S. in 1909, where she commenced her career singing in her ...
28. Anna May Wong
Actress | Piccadilly
Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California, to laundryman Wong Sam Sing and his wife, Lee Gon Toy. A third-generation American, she managed to have a substantial acting career during a deeply racist time when the ...
29. Ruth Dwyer
Actress | Crack o' Dawn
Ruth Dwyer was born on January 25, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Crack o' Dawn (1925), The Reckless Age (1924) and The Lurking Peril (1919). She was married to William Jackie. She died on March 2, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. Ann Christy
Actress | Speedy
Tiny, blue-eyed Ann Christy started in films with a bit part in Long Pants (1927) with Harry Langdon. She was then signed by one of the three major producers of silent comedy, Al Christie, to appear in a series of short comedies filmed at Paramount. It was there that she was spotted by Harold Lloyd...
31. Irene Rich
Actress | Everybody's Hobby
Born Irene Luther on October 13, 1891, silent-screen femme Irene Rich came from a once well-to-do family in Buffalo, New York. Her father had a reversal of fortune while she was quite young and the family subsequently had to move to California. Following her education, Irene pursued a career as a ...
32. 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...
33. Marie Dressler
Actress | Min and Bill
Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...
34. Barbara Kent
Actress | Lonesome
A pretty, diminutive (4'11") actress of the silent and early sound era, Barbara Cloutman (later Kent) was born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 1907. Upon graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, Kent won the Miss Hollywood Pageant, and set her sights on a career in the movies. She ...
35. Evelyn Brent
Actress | The Silver Horde
Petite, sultry leading lady of the 1920's and 30's, who was born and schooled in Tampa, Florida, until the age of ten when she lost her mother. She moved to New York with her dad and started modelling while still in her teens. Her original intention was to go into the teaching profession. Instead, ...
36. 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 ...
37. Marie Glory
Actress | Monte Cristo
Marie Glory was born on March 3, 1905 in Mortagne-au-Perche, Orne, France as Raymonde Louise Marcelle Toully. She was an actress, known for Monte Cristo (1929), An Ideal Woman (1934) and ...And God Created Woman (1956). She died on January 24, 2009 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
38. Yelena Kuzmina
Actress | Chelovek No. 217
Yelena Kuzmina was born on February 17, 1909 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Yelena Alexandrovna Kuzmina. She is known for her work on Girl No. 217 (1945), By the Bluest of Seas (1936) and Russkiy vopros (1948). She died on October 15, 1979 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
39. Olive Borden
Actress | Half Marriage
Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent era, Borden was a 'Mack Sennet' bathing beauty at 15 and reached the peak of her career in 1926 when she made 11 films for Fox Studios and was earning $1,500 a week. Refusing to take a salary cut, Borden abruptly left Fox in 1928 and made...
40. Gerda Maurus
Actress | Frau im Mond
Gertrud Pfiel was born in present day Croatia, the daughter of an engineer and inventor. A strikingly beautiful blonde with high cheekbones and expressive blue eyes, she grew up in Vienna where she was trained as a singer and dancer, embarking on a theatrical career by the age of fifteen. Until ...
41. Lien Deyers
Actress | Le capitaine Fracasse
Dutch actress Lien Deyers was discovered by the great German director Fritz Lang, who gave her a part in his film Spies (1928). After that she became a big star in Germany and appeared in many successful films in the 1930s. She married director Alfred Zeisler. When the Nazis came to power, she and ...
42. Louise Dresser
Actress | The Scarlet Empress
This knowing, plump-framed, strong-willed actress went on to play the gamut of emotions, from downtrodden, drunken ex-stars to self-controlled dowager empresses, in both silent pictures and early talkies. Grandly supporting the huge stars of her day (including Rudolph Valentino and Will Rogers), ...