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Theda Bara - Silent Film Actress

Updated Mar 25, 2024
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Theda Bara - Silent Film Actress
The hugely popular silent film actress Theda Bara, born Theodosia Burr Goodman, lived from July 29th 1885 - April 7th, 1955. Theda appeared in more than 40 films from 1914 - 1926 and is best known for her femme fatale roles which earned her the nickname "The Vamp". Theda was one of the earliest sex symbols in the film industry.

Photo was taken by James Abbe in 1920. James Abbe was an American photographer who traveled Europe taking professional photos of various popular topics. James lived from July 17th 1883 through November 11th, 1972.
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Theda Bara
Theda Bara was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the more popular actresses of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp", later fueling the rising popularity in "vamp" roles based in exoticism and sexual domination. Born: July 29, 1885, Cincinnati, OH Died: April 7, 1955, Los Angeles, CA Height: 5′ 6″ Place of burial: Forest Lawn, CA Parents: Pauline Louise de Coppett, Bernard Goodman Siblings: Lori Bara, Marque Goodman
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