NAME: Theda Bara
BORN: July 29, 1885
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Avondale, Ohio
DIED: April 7, 1955
(Los Angeles, California)
Bara is one of the more mysterious silent film stars. Very little is known about her personal life, and only three (and a half) of her films have survived.
She attended college but dropped out in 1905 in order to pursue an acting career.
She appeared in over forty films between 1914 and 1926. Director Frank Powell cast her as the "Vamp" in A Fool There Was (1915), making her an instant star.