Betty Compson

Born: March 19, 1897

Died: April 18, 1974

Betty was an American actress and film producer. Most famous in silent films and early talkies, she is best known in her performances in ‘The Docks of New York’ and ‘The Barker’. She later earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.


“I never lose my temper, because I hate scenes and I hate wasting time. Moreover I can’t bear to hurt anyone’s feelings.”

“As for cheerfulness, it’s the greatest tonic in the world. It makes one breathe well and deeply and helps one’s complexion, and a good complexion helps one’s appearance. The appearance is an asset in making friends, and having friends helps success. And while success doesn’t always bring happiness, it certainly goes a long way.”

– Maude Fealy


Geneviève “Ginette” Lantelme

Born: May 20, 1883

Died: July 24, 1911

A French stage actress, socialite, fashion icon, and courtesan. Considered by her contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women of the Belle Epoque.

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