Florence Lawrence

1886 - 1938

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence (born Florence Annie Bridgwood; January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as the "first movie star", and was thought to be the first film actor to be named publicly until evidence published in 2019 indicated that the first named film star was French actor Max Linder. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as the "Biograph Girl" for work as one of the leading ladies in silent films from the Biograph Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florence Lawrence has received more than 255,804 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,167th most popular actor.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Florence Lawrence ranks 2,151 out of 8,832Before her are Tapio Rautavaara, Rufus Sewell, Alexandra Daddario, Margaret Sullavan, Rose McGowan, and Selma Blair. After her are Belinda Lee, Joanna Cassidy, Girish Karnad, Marianne Sägebrecht, Ray Winstone, and Carol Potter.

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Among people born in 1886, Florence Lawrence ranks 124Before her are Max Vasmer, Mir Osman Ali Khan, Lucien Gaudin, Maithili Sharan Gupt, Othmar Schoeck, and Toivo Mikael Kivimäki. After her are Roberto María Ortiz, Dimitri Uznadze, Kurt Hahn, Robert Julius Trumpler, Hella Wuolijoki, and Grigory Neujmin. Among people deceased in 1938, Florence Lawrence ranks 115Before her are Gösta Ekman, Jānis Rudzutaks, Kaarlo Castrén, Ramón Franco, Boris Pilnyak, and Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis. After her are Theodor Fischer, Juho Vennola, Aleksandar Malinov, Rudolf Stammler, Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, and Manuel García-Prieto, 1st Marquess of Alhucemas.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Florence Lawrence ranks 167 out of 840Before her are Jordan Peterson (1962), Stana Katic (1978), Alanis Morissette (1974), Tommy Chong (1938), August Schellenberg (1936), and Bret Hart (1957). After her are Ann Rutherford (1917), Mark Robson (1913), Ellen Page (1987), John Ireland (1914), Cory Monteith (1982), and Hume Cronyn (1911).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Florence Lawrence ranks 51Before her are Raymond Massey (1896), Cobie Smulders (1982), Marc Singer (1948), Stana Katic (1978), Tommy Chong (1938), and August Schellenberg (1936). After her are Ann Rutherford (1917), Ellen Page (1987), John Ireland (1914), Cory Monteith (1982), Hume Cronyn (1911), and Raymond Burr (1917).