Louise Brooks

1906 - 1985

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Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985) was an American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. She is regarded today as an icon of the flapper culture, in part due to the bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career. At the age of 15, Brooks began her career as a dancer and toured with the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts where she performed opposite Ted Shawn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louise Brooks has received more than 2,709,585 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Louise Brooks is the 890th most popular actor (up from 1,142nd in 2019), the 1,594th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,039th in 2019) and the 428th most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.7M

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  • 59.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Louise Brooks by language

Over the past year Louise Brooks has had the most page views in the with 328,736 views, followed by German (52,425), and French (30,545). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (201.97%), Simple English (86.44%), and Irish (85.26%)


Among actors, Louise Brooks ranks 890 out of 13,578Before her are Ewan McGregor, Brad Dourif, Amy Adams, Michael Nyqvist, Barbara Bach, and Glenn Ford. After her are Miki Manojlović, Jeffrey DeMunn, Tatsuya Nakadai, Norman Reedus, Halit Ergenç, and Jill Ireland.

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Among people born in 1906, Louise Brooks ranks 76Before her are Carol Reed, Gusztáv Sebes, Missak Manouchian, Walter Rauff, Jacques Becker, and George Wald. After her are Primo Carnera, Muzafer Sherif, Markos Vafeiadis, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Edmond Debeaumarché, and Brigitte Helm. Among people deceased in 1985, Louise Brooks ranks 42Before her are Donald O. Hebb, André Kertész, The Singing Nun, Tancredo Neves, Tage Erlander, and Lina Heydrich. After her are Ernst Öpik, Tjalling Koopmans, Méret Oppenheim, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Kim Yong-sik, and Kirill Moskalenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louise Brooks ranks 1,594 out of 20,380Before her are Ma Barker (1873), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Sojourner Truth (1797), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Barbara Bach (1947), and Marilyn Manson (1969). After her are Jeffrey DeMunn (1947), Conrad Hilton (1887), Julia Child (1912), Norman Reedus (1969), Michael Moore (1954), and James Ivory (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Louise Brooks ranks 428Before her are Peter Dinklage (1969), Don Ameche (1908), Mark Harmon (1951), Jessica Chastain (1977), Brad Dourif (1950), and Barbara Bach (1947). After her are Jeffrey DeMunn (1947), Norman Reedus (1969), Karen Grassle (1942), Barbara Hershey (1948), Cliff Robertson (1923), and Edward James Olmos (1947).

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