Theda Bara

1885 - 1955

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Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARE-ə; born Theodosia Burr Goodman; July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the more popular actresses of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp" (short for vampire, here meaning a seductive woman), later fueling the rising popularity in "vamp" roles based in exoticism and sexual domination.Born to a Jewish family in Cincinnati, Bara was the biggest star of Fox Studios, who prompted a fictitious persona for her as an Egyptian-born woman interested in the occult. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theda Bara has received more than 1,451,173 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Theda Bara is the 853rd most popular actor (up from 1,021st in 2019), the 1,531st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,845th in 2019) and the 412th most popular American Actor.

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  • 1.5M

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  • 59.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Theda Baras by language

Over the past year Theda Bara has had the most page views in the with 188,456 views, followed by Russian (18,433), and Spanish (17,390). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (269.30%), Cornish (245.90%), and Volapük (85.26%)


Among actors, Theda Bara ranks 853 out of 13,578Before her are Grace Zabriskie, Natasha Richardson, Matthew Broderick, River Phoenix, Eva Marie Saint, and Robert Patrick. After her are Senta Berger, Denholm Elliott, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Robert Loggia, John Noble, and Sam Elliott.

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Among people born in 1885, Theda Bara ranks 55Before her are Velimir Khlebnikov, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Otto Klemperer, Sacha Guitry, Per Albin Hansson, and Franz Böhme. After her are André Lhote, Seishirō Itagaki, G. W. Pabst, Gunnar Asplund, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Jules Pascin. Among people deceased in 1955, Theda Bara ranks 40Before her are Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Cordell Hull, Alexander Wienerberger, John Mott, Alexandros Papagos, and Yves Tanguy. After her are Henri Delaunay, Emmett Till, Olga Khokhlova, Otto Braun, Nicolas de Staël, and Eugène Joseph Delporte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 1,531 out of 20,380Before her are River Phoenix (1970), Walter Mondale (1928), Frederick Douglass (1818), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Poul Anderson (1926), and Robert Patrick (1958). After her are Arthur Penn (1922), Murray Bookchin (1921), Alex Jones (1974), Pat Nixon (1912), Robert Loggia (1930), and Percy Spencer (1894).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 412Before her are Lionel Stander (1908), Grace Zabriskie (1941), Matthew Broderick (1962), River Phoenix (1970), Eva Marie Saint (1924), and Robert Patrick (1958). After her are Robert Loggia (1930), Sam Elliott (1944), Richard Jenkins (1947), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Helen Hunt (1963), and Frank Langella (1938).

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