Home » Entertainers » Actresses » Bara, Theda

Bara, Theda

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

US silent film actress

1885 – Born on the 29th of July in the Avondale section of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1899-1903 – Attended Walnut Hills High School and lived at Hutchins Avenue.

1908 – Worked in theatre productions mainly but did explore other projects, moving to New York City.

         – She made her Broadway debut in The Devil.

1914 – Her film debut was a bit part in The Stain.

1915-1919 – She was promoted so heavily that when the studios dropped off their support.

1921 – Married British-born American film director Charles Brabin.

1926 – She retired from film all together.

         – Played the role as CleopatraBara was the first sex symbol of that era.

1955 – She died of stomach cancer in 7th of April in Los Angeles, California.

1994 – Honored with her image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Theda Bara has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.