Thursday, June 5, 2008

Goddesses of the Silent Screen

Every day for a while, I will be featuring a female silent movie star. Today's is Theda Bara: The Vamp.

" Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman (July 29, 1885 – April 13, 1955), an American silent film actress. Movie executives made promotional claims that her stage name was chosen because it is an anagram for "Arab Death." In reality, "Theda" was a childhood nickname for Theodosia. "Bara" was a shortened form of her maternal grandfather's last name, Baranger. "-Wikipedia

She starred in such movies as, A Fool There Was, Cleopatra, and Madame Du Barry.

1 comment:

Moi Sanom said...

i really want to see cleopatra! but i just cant find it anywhere.
i love theda baras style and aura and was slightly obsessed with her last summer.
(which turned out in me adapting her style in my everyday life. lets just say i always liked to make "extreme" fashion statements ;))