Theda Bara

The first vamp in cinema. Before Elvira, there was Theda Bara. ❤️
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Theda Bara, photographed by Walter Frederick Seely for the Witzel Studio

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Theda Bara, The Eternal Sapho, 1916 (Lobby Card)

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classicmoviehub: “ Born Today, July in 1885 Silent Star and ‘Vamp’ Theda Bara… I have the face of a vampire, but the heart of a feminist.“ Over 40 films in her film career including A Fool There Was 1915 (as ‘The Vampire’), Cleopatra.

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Theda Bara poses with Belva, her Russian Greyhound, in New York City in The dog died a year later.

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East Lynne, Theda Bara, 1916 Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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- (July 1885 – April was an American silent film and stage actress. She never made a sound film. Known for femme fatal roles.

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born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 1885 – April was an American silent film and stage actress.

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Theodosia Burr Goodman figured out long before Madonna, Gaga or even Norma Jean that transforming yourself into a character (or caricature) was the best way to succeed.

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Madame Du Barry - Theda Bara wearing an intricate costume with lace skirt, satin corset and ermine bell sleeves. The silent film, directed by J. Gordon Edwards in is now considered to be lost.

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