silent movie actresses

Alla Nazimova in Salomé (1922) directed by Charles Bryant and Alla Nazimova, based on Oscar Wilde’s play. The film’s sets and costumes, including the iconic wig, were designed by Natacha Rambova, who was married to film star Rudolph Valentino. / src: imdb

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Clara Bow, the “It” girl. 1927

(Clara with William Austin, Clara with Antonio Moreno, Clara with Elinor Glyn, and Clara on her own).

~ photos from Modern Screen, Screenland and (top)J.Willis Sayre Collection