1800-1910, Actresses with 150-200 movie credits

by road-traveled | created - 12 Jul 2016 | updated - 15 Dec 2016 | Public

-Actresses born before 1910, with a few exceptions.

1. Ruth Clifford

Actress | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her ...

USA

1900 - 1998. (98).

171 credits, 1916-2000.

2. Rafaela Aparicio

Actress | El mar y el tiempo

Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With The Sea and the Weather ...

Spain

1906 - 1996. (90).

192 credits, 1935-1995.

3. Beverly Bayne

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

Beverly Bayne was born on November 11, 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Pearl Von Name. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1916), The Age of Innocence (1924) and The Girl at the Curtain (1914). She was married to Charles Thomas Hvass Sr. and Francis X. Bushman. She died on August...

USA

163 credits, 1912 - 1951.

1894 - 1982. (87).

4. Ethel Clayton

Actress | The Man Hunt

Silent-screen actress Ethel Clayton was a convent-educated girl from Champaign, IL, who sought work as a stage actress after finishing her education. She secured small parts here and there, but hit the big time when she went to work for the Frawley Organization, which had several touring stock ...

USA

1882 - 1966. (83).

199 credits, 1909-1947.

5. Brigitte Mira

Actress | Angst essen Seele auf

Brigitte Mira was born on April 20, 1910 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). She was married to Frank Guerente, Paul Cornelius, Horst Fabian, Reinhold Tabatt and Peter Schütte....

Germany.

197 credits, 1948 - 2011.

1910 - 2005. (94).

6. Kumeko Urabe

Actress | Ikiru

Kumeko Urabe was born on October 5, 1902 in Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan. She was an actress, known for Ikiru (1952), Inazuma (1952) and Oka wa hanazakari (1952). She died on October 26, 1989.

Japan

1902 - 1989. (87).

195 credits, 1921-1988.

7. Kinuyo Tanaka

Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi

Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...

Japan

1910 - 1977. (66).

189 credits, 1924-1976. Actress, Director.

8. Gene Gauntier

Actress | A Hitherto Unrelated Incident of the Girl Spy

Gene Gauntier was born on May 17, 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Genevieve Liggett. She was an actress and writer, known for A Hitherto Unrelated Incident of the Girl Spy (1911), The Scarlet Letter (1908) and Evangeline (1908). She was married to J.J. Clark. She died on December 18, 1966 in ...

USA. Mexico.

188 credits, 1906-1920.

1885 - 1970, 81.

9. Conchita Gentil Arcos

Actress | Las nenas del 7

Spanish-born supporting actress of the '30s-50s, usually playing somebody's aunt, neighbor, or servant. A bit friendlier-looking than her sister, María Gentil Arcos, although she did play a killer in The Crying Woman (1933).

Spain. Mexico.

1897 - 1982. (85).

187 credits, 1932-1964.

10. Chrissie White

Actress | Comin' Thro' the Rye

Light-haired teenage actress from the early days of the British cinema, with which, for many years, she was the sole surviving link. The peak of her popularity came with Alma Taylor in the 'Tilly the Tomboy' series. She grew into a delicately pretty star, but disappointed her admirers by retiring ...

UK

1895 - 1989. (94).

187 credits, 1908-1933.

11. Lupe Carriles

Actress | Asesinato en los estudios

Lupe Carriles was born on December 27, 1909 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico as Guadalupe Carriles. She was an actress, known for Asesinato en los estudios (1946), Casa de muñecas (1954) and The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956). She died on February 6, 1964 in Mexico D.F., Mexico.

Mexico.

1913 - 1964. (50).

186 credits, 1946-1964.

12. Savitri

Actress | Narthanasala

Savitri was born on December 6, 1937 in Chirravuru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. She was an actress and director, known for Narthanasala (1963), Deepavali (1960) and Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952). She was married to Gemini Ganesan. She died on December 26, 1981 in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

India

1937 - 1981. (44).

185 credits, 1950-1985.

13. Jeanne Fusier-Gir

Actress | Boulot aviateur

Jeanne Fusier-Gir was born on April 27, 1885 in Paris, France as Jeanne Fusier. She was an actress, known for Boulot aviateur (1937), The Crucible (1957) and Bichon (1948). She was married to Charles Gir. She died on April 24, 1973 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France.

France

1885 - 1973. (87).

180 credits, 1909 - 1967.

14. Man-Lei Wong

Actress | Lei yu

Man-Lei Wong was born in 1913 in Hong Kong. She is known for her work on Thunderstorm (1957), Han ye (1955) and Jiang hu tie han (1948). She died on April 8, 1998 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

1913 - 1998, (85).

175 credits, 1932-1988.

15. Elsa Wagner

Actress | Figaros Hochzeit

Elsa Wagner was born on January 24, 1881 in Reval, Russian Empire as Elisabeth Karoline Auguste Wagner. She was an actress, known for The Marriage of Figaro (1949), Die Buddenbrooks (1923) and Der Spieler (1938). She was married to Herr Rühl. She died on August 17, 1975 in West Berlin, West Germany.

Estonia. West Germany.

1881 - 1975, (94).

173 credits, 1916-1973.

16. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

France

172 credits, 1931 - 2010+.

1917 -.

17. Durga Khote

Actress | Mughal-E-Azam

Durga Khote was born on January 13, 1905 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. She was an actress, known for Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Bidaai (1974) and Pratibha (1937). She died on September 22, 1991 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

India

1905 - 1991. (86).

171 credits, 1931-1983.

18. Sara García

Actress | La tercera palabra

The legendary "granny of Mexican cinema" began her movie career when she was a 22-year-old teacher in a nun's school for girls. One day, young Sara's attention was attracted to a small building in downtown Mexico City. Inside it was Azteca Films, one of the very first mexican film production ...

Mexico

1895 - 1985. (85).

169 credits, 1917-1988.

19. Argentina Brunetti

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 31, 1907, Argentina Brunetti began her show business career at the age of three with a walk-on role in the opera "Cavelaria Rusticana", and followed her famous mother Mimi Aguglia's footsteps in the theater, performing supporting roles on stages throughout...

Argentina. Italy.

165 credits, 1946 - 2002.

1907 - 2005. (98).

20. Else Reval

Actress | Er und sein Diener

Else Reval was born on June 14, 1893 in Berlin, Germany as Else Langer. She was an actress, known for Er und sein Diener (1931), Musikparade (1956) and Marriage in Name Only (1930). She died on January 25, 1978 in West Berlin, West Germany.

Germany. West Germany.

1893 - 1978. (84).

164 credits, 1919 - 1966.

21. Shashikala

Actress | Ayee Milan Ki Bela

Shashikala was born on August 4, 1932 in Solapur, Bombay Presidency, British India as Shashikala Jawalkar. She is an actress, known for Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Gumrah (1963).

India

160 credits, 1936-2005.

22. Inge Meysel

Actress | Gertrud Stranitzki

Inge Meysel was born on May 30, 1910 in Berlin, Germany as Ingeborg Charlotte Hansen. She was an actress, known for Gertrud Stranitzki (1966), Die Unverbesserlichen (1965) and Ida Rogalski (1969). She was married to John Olden and Helmuth Rudolph. She died on July 10, 2004 in Bullenhausen, Lower ...

Germany.

159 credits, 1932 - 2004.

1910 - 2004. (94).

23. Yuriko Hanabusa

Actress | Wakaki hi no yorokobi

Yuriko Hanabusa was born on March 7, 1900 in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. She was an actress, known for Wakaki hi no yorokobi (1943), Wakai hito (1937) and Haru yo izuko (1940). She died on February 7, 1970.

Japan

1900 - 1970. (69).

155 credits, 1920-1970.

24. Szu-Ying Chien

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Szu-Ying Chien was born on February 22, 1910 in China. She was an actress and costume designer, known for In the Mood for Love (2000), Huangjiang nüxia (1930) and To Kill a Mastermind (1979). She was married to Ji Hong. She died on October 15, 2007 in Hong Kong.

China. Hong Kong.

155 credits, 1930 - 2003.

1910 - 2007. (97).

25. María Luisa Ponte

Actress | La colmena

María Luisa Ponte was born on June 21, 1918 in Medina de Rioseco, Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain as María Luisa Ponte Mancini. She was an actress, known for La colmena (1982), The Executioner (1963) and El nido (1980). She was married to Luis López Rueda. She died on May 2, 1996 in Aranjuez, ...

Spain

1918 - 1996. (77).

154 credits, 1951-1995.

26. Francesca Bertini

Actress | Assunta Spina

Francesca Bertini was undoubtedly one of the first divas of cinema, a lady not only on screen but also in real life. She made her film debut in La dea del mare (1907) and after that producers fought for her services. In 1921 she married European nobleman and banker Alfred Cartier. She tried her ...

Italy.

154 credits, 1915 - 1982.

1892 - 1985, (93).

27. Gigetta Morano

Actress | La bisbetica domata

Gigetta Morano was born on August 2, 1887 in Verona, Italy as Luigia Morano. She was an actress, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1913), The Betrothed (1913) and Salambo (1911). She died on October 11, 1986 in Turin, Italy.

Italy

147 credits, 1909 - 1963.

1887 - 1986. (99).

28. Heung Kam Lee

Actress | Gung Ju Ga Do

Heung Kam Lee was born in 1930 in Macao, China. She is known for her work on Can't Buy Me Love (2010), Ni xi de ji (1976) and Pin fok chun kei (1984).

China

131+ credits, 1956 - 2012.

1930 -.

29. Jeong-hie Yun

Actress | Shi

Jeong-hie Yun is an actress, known for Poetry (2010), Nunggot (1992) and The Woman Captain (1969).

South Korea

189 credits, 1967-2010.

30. Rose Plumer

Actress | The Secret Code

Rose Plumer was born on January 19, 1876 in Fresno, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Secret Code (1942), The Brand of Hate (1934) and Bullets and Saddles (1943). She was married to Lincoln Plumer. She died on March 3, 1955 in Hollywood, California.

USA

1876-1955. (79).

193 credits, 1924-1955.

31. Billie Rhodes

Actress | Miss Nobody

San Francisco-born comedienne of early silent cinema. Born Levita Axelrod in San Francisco, she was (according to Picture Show of July 19, 1919) of English parentage and named 'Billie' because a son had been expected. She trod the boards of vaudeville by the age of eleven and appeared in melodrama ...

USA

192 credits, 1913 - 1925.

1894 - 1988. (93).

32. Victoria Forde

Actress | Young Wild West's Mexican Mix-Up

Victoria Forde was born in New York City on April 21, 1896. The city in which she came into the world was the entertainment capital of the world at that time. Broadway and the fledgling film industry were located there. Victoria gravitated toward that entertainment field. She was just 16 years old ...

USA

192 credits, 1910-1919.

1896 - 1964, (68).

33. Vera Lewis

Actress | Betty in Search of a Thrill

Vera Lewis was born on June 10, 1873 in New York City, New York, USA as Vera Mackey. She was an actress, known for Betty in Search of a Thrill (1915), Four Daughters (1938) and Lombardi, Ltd. (1919). She was married to Ralph Lewis. She died on February 8, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

USA

1873 - 1956. (82).

185 Credits, 1914-1947.

34. Edith Storey

Actress | The Christian

According to an article in The Paterson (New Jersey) Morning Call of 15 April 1921, she had just returned "...to the screen after a long absence, during which she was busy making history in Europe as a driver of one of the American hospital corps ambulances." Other accounts say she did this in New ...

USA

1892 - 1967. (67).

183 credits, 1908-1921.

35. Margarita Fischer

Actress | Molly of the Follies

Margarita Fischer was born on February 12, 1886 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, USA as Margarita Ficher. She was an actress and writer, known for Molly of the Follies (1919), A Midsummer's Love Tangle (1914) and Sally Scraggs: Housemaid (1913). She was married to Harry A. Pollard. She died on March 11, ...

USA

182 credits, 1910-1927.

1886 - 1975, (89).

36. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

Sarah Padden was born on October 16, 1881 in England as Sarah Ann Padden. She was an actress, known for A Woman's Face (1941), The Mad Monster (1942) and The Master Key (1945). She was married to George Clarence Sackett. She died on December 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

USA

1881 - 1967. (86).

181 credits, 1926-1959.

37. Helen Dunbar

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

Helen Dunbar was born on October 10, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katheryn Burke Lackey. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1916), Siege (1925) and The Great Moment (1921). She died on August 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

USA

1863 - 1933. (69).

179 credits, 1912-1926.

38. Lillian Walker

Actress | Hearts and the Highway

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lillian Walker was a 22-year-old showgirl appearing in "The Follies of 1910" on Broadway, when Vitagraph Studios head J. Stuart Blackton saw a picture of her and snapped her up for a role in The Inherited Taint (1911). She developed into one of Vitagraph's top stars, ...

USA. Trinidad.

1887 - 1988. (88).

177 credits, 1909-1934

39. Jane Keckley

Actress | In Old Montana

Jane Keckley was born on September 10, 1876 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for In Old Montana (1939), A Virginia Courtship (1921) and Sweet Lavender (1920). She was married to Roy Watson. She died on August 14, 1963 in South Pasadena, California, USA.

USA

1876 - 1963. (86).

173 credits, 1911-1942.

40. Lois Wilson

Actress | Ransom

A schoolteacher who became a stage actress (briefly), Lois Wilson entered films in 1916 at Paramount (her sisters, Diana Kane and Connie Lewis, also worked as actresses). Wilson played leading roles well into the sound era, and after she retired from the screen she worked sporadically in television...

USA

1894 - 1988. (93).

172 credits, 1915-1980.

41. Ellinor Vanderveer

Actress | Into Her Kingdom

Ellinor Vanderveer was born on August 5, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Into Her Kingdom (1926), Washee Ironee (1934) and Maude Muller (1928). She died on May 27, 1976 in Loma Linda, California, USA.

USA

1887 - 1976. (88).

172 credits, 1924-1953.

42. Betty Blythe

Actress | She

Brunette, buxom matinee idol Betty Blythe capitalised on the 'roaring 20's' infatuation with exotic screen sirens to achieve a brief period of stardom. She was notoriously one of the first actresses to ever appear nude (or in various stages of undress) on screen. It wasn't that Betty couldn't act, ...

USA

167 credits, 1916-1964.

1893 - 1992. (78).

43. Gertrude McCoy

Actress | Nelson

Gertrude McCoy was born on June 30, 1890 in Sugar Valley, Georgia, USA as Gertrude Lyon. She was an actress and writer, known for Nelson (1926), A Royal Divorce (1923) and The Blue Bird (1918). She was married to Duncan McRae. She died on July 17, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia.

USA

165 credits, 1911-1926.

1890 - 1967, (77).

44. Mary MacLaren

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Mary MacLaren was born on January 19, 1896 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Mary MacDonald. She is known for her work on The Three Musketeers (1921), Creaking Stairs (1919) and The Plow Woman (1917). She was married to Robert S. Coleman and Colonel George Herbert Young. She died on November 9, ...

USA

164 credits, 1916-1949.

1896 - 1985, (89).

45. Dorothy Adams

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Dorothy Adams was born on January 8, 1900 in Hannah, North Dakota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Killing (1956) and The Ten Commandments (1956). She was married to Byron Foulger. She died on March 16, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

USA

1900 - 1988. (88).

163 credits, 1931-1976.

46. Blanche Payson

Actress | The Bachelor's Baby

Blanche Payson was born on September 20, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Mary Elizabeth Bush. She was an actress, known for The Bachelor's Baby (1927), All Over Town (1937) and Figures Don't Lie (1927). She was married to Eugene Alonzo Payson. She died on July 4, 1964 in Granada Hills, ...

USA.

1881 - 1964. (82).

163 credits, 1916-1946.

47. Fay Tincher

Actress | Don Quixote

Often compared in looks and ability to Mabel Normand, lively, dark-haired comedienne Fay Tincher began as a vaudeville and musical comedy actress. Though she had operatic aspirations at the outset, Fay settled on an acting career. She first appeared on the Chicago stage while still finishing her ...

USA

1884 - 1983. (99).

162 credits, 1913-1928.

48. Helen Dickson

Actress | Honolulu Lu

Helen Dickson was born on July 20, 1885 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Honolulu Lu (1941), It's a Great Life (1954) and Mr. Wright Goes Wrong (1946). She was married to Lawrence A. Williams. She died on November 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

USA

160 credits, 1932-1965.

1885 - 1983, (98).

49. Virginia Brissac

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Virginia Brissac was born on June 11, 1883 in San Jose, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Scarlet Clue (1945) and Executive Suite (1954). She was married to John Griffith Wray and Eugene D. Mockbee. She died on July 26, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ...

USA

159 credits, 1913-1955.

1883 - 1979. (96).

50. Ann Little

Actress | The Blue Fox

Unlike many serial heroines, Ann Little actually was a daughter of the West. Born in a small town near the foot of northern California's Mt. Shasta, she was raised on a ranch in the shadow of the great mountain. After graduating high school, she joined a traveling stock company, winding up in a ...

USA.

1891 - 1984. (93).

158 credits, 1911-1925.

51. Lucille Ward

Actress | The Island of Intrigue

A stage player before the days of movies, a pioneer in the industry that has made Hollywood famous, Miss Lucille Ward, a native of Dayton, Ohio Her stage career began in New York in 1907 and like many other players she was called upon in her younger years to play older parts. Thus, through her ...

USA

1880 - 1952. (72).

158 credits, 1913-1944.

52. Anita Loos

Writer | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

While she is now best known for her book "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Anita Loos was one of Hollywood's foremost early screenwriters. She began writing screen scenarios for the 'Biograph Company' at an early age (though not 12, as she later claimed), and the first to be produced, The New York Hat (...

USA

1888 - 1981. (93).

157 credits, 1918-2008. Writer, producer, actress.

53. Anne Schaefer

Actress | Saturday's Children

Anne Schaefer was born on July 10, 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Saturday's Children (1929), The Price of a Good Time (1917) and The Little Princess (1917). She was married to F. Medek. She died on May 3, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

USA.

1870 - 1957. (86).

153 credits, 1909-1938.

54. Martha Mattox

Actress | The Cat and the Canary

Martha Mattox was born on June 19, 1879 in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), Huckleberry Finn (1920) and Christine of the Big Tops (1926). She died on May 2, 1933 in Sidney, New York, USA.

USA.

1879 - 1979. (53).

150 credits, 1913-1933.

55. Anna Dodge

Actress | The Kentucky Derby

Anna Dodge was born on October 18, 1867 in River Falls, Wisconsin, USA as Anna Vickers. She was an actress, known for The Kentucky Derby (1922), The White Medicine Man (1911) and The Rosary (1915). She was married to George Hernandez and Thomas Campbell Dodge. She died on May 4, 1945 in Los Angeles...

USA.

1867 - 1945. (77).

150 credits, 1911-1933.



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