Modern actresses are always admired. You look at them and think: “Well, how beautiful they are!” And it seems that there have never been more beautiful women. However, in fact, in the last century, there were also many women who were famous for their outstanding looks.
We love beauty, so we decided to show you the actresses of the past, whose fame about their beauty and talent resounded all over the world.
Maud Adams (1872-1953)
Maud Adams was born in 1872 and first appeared on stage at the age of 5. Appearing on Broadway at the age of 16, the girl became a famous and very popular actress: she received fabulous money for her works.
Viola Allen (1867-1948)
American actress Viola Allen, appeared on stage at the age of 15, playing the main role in the play. With her acting, she attracted the attention of a famous actor, which gave a great impetus to her career. Viola Allen was very much loved by the audience and played on stage for 36 years.
Ellen Andre (1856-1933)
This girl was born in 1856 and was a fairly successful actress on the stage. And nevertheless, her artistic career brought her less fame than the work of a model, with whom famous impressionists painted pictures: Manet, Degas, Renoir.
Gladys Brockwell (1894-1929)
Thanks to her mother, an actress Gladys appeared on the stage very early, so by the time many are just starting their theater careers, she was already playing the main roles. The girl was considered one of the best actresses of the time and excelled even in the new sound cinema. She was married twice, but her marriages did not last long. At 35, Gladys was tragically killed in a car accident.
Emma Gramatika (1874-1965)
The actress, taught by Eleanor Duse herself, could not help but become successful: by the age of 25, Emma was considered one of the best. Having created her own theater troupe, Emma Gramatika toured all over Europe. She played equally flawlessly both in classical productions and in the works of her contemporaries.
Lola Montes (1821-1861)
Irish Lola Montes was not only an excellent actress but also a very beautiful woman with a very adventurous character. At the age of 25, she became the favorite of the 60-year-old Bavarian king, who, despite the discontent of the people and the government, gave her Bavarian citizenship and the count’s title “for numerous good deeds for poor Bavaria”.
Lola Montes paid a lot of attention to facial and body care – she even wrote a book on beauty. In those days, girls often ate chalk and clay to give their face a noble pallor. Lola Montes in her book condemns such methods and suggests ways of care that are closer to modern ones.
Lilly Langtree (1853-1929)
Once at a reception where Lilly was invited, the artist noticed her and asked to pose for his painting. The portrait was sold to the prince and the model became famous. On the advice of her friend Oscar Wilde, the girl tried herself in the theater. She did it, and she spent more than 35 years on stage. Lilly Langtree had many wealthy patrons, including Prince Albert Edward of Wales.
Vesta Tilly (1864-1952)
“London Idol” – that’s what they called Vesta Tilly. Despite the more than attractive appearance, Vesta played mostly men. The audience adored her, the fans followed her on the heels, and she was the highest-paid actress in England for quiet a while.
Maud Fili (1883-1971)
Her career began at the age of 3, and already at 17, Maud made her Broadway debut, becoming a real star by the age of 24. Beauty Maud was not only a successful actress but also a good playwright. In addition, Maud Fili taught extensively, giving lectures in schools and organizations.
In 1903, Maud won a cash prize for her photograph, which took part in the competition for the most beautiful women in the world. The actress refused to accept the money. She stated that photography has nothing to do with her beauty, and the award should go to the photographer.