This weekend I watched Buster Keaton's The Cameraman and was totally floored by the beauty of his leading lady. I like silent films, I've seen several of them... I wouldn't say a lot but probably more than the average 30 year old... and I never really saw any of the women in those films as beautiful... until Marceline Day:
Both Marceline Day and Buster Keaton said so much with their eyes, with their faces... They said more in their eyes than some actors today say in all the lines in their careers. After finishing the film I looked her up online and found out she retired from the film business in 1934... she was only 26! She'd grown frustrated with a film industry that had relegated her to supporting roles in "B" movies when she'd been a female lead in the "A" movies of the silent film era. She married twice but never had any children. She died in 2000 at the age of 91.