Lilian Gish, 1920 Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to Gish was called The First Lady of American Cinema
Lillian Diana de Guiche was born with the ethereal beauty and grace to make her a star in the silent film industry. If Mary Pickford was the silent cinema's greatest personality, Lillian was its greatest actress.
Lillian Gish, one of the most celebrated actors of the silent era, stars in The Wind, by Swedish director Victor Sjöström. Gish plays Letty, a young woman plagued by the elements and some spectacularly brutish men in a remote ranch.