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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. The studios promoted a fictitious persona for Bara 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 1,301,523 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Theda Bara is the 1,025th most popular actor (down from 908th in 2019), the 1,846th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,697th in 2019) and the 504th most popular American Actor.

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  • 57.95

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  • 38

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  • 4.17

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  • 4.03

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Among actors, Theda Bara ranks 1,025 out of 9,996Before her are Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Bach, Tomas Milian, Jesper Christensen, Lena Olin, and Diane Kruger. After her are Edward James Olmos, Paul Scofield, Rachel McAdams, Claude Gensac, Vic Morrow, and Run Run Shaw.

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Among people born in 1885, Theda Bara ranks 61Before her are Alois Hudal, Sacha Guitry, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Seishirō Itagaki, Jules Pascin, and Bess Truman. After her are Dorando Pietri, Viktor Schauberger, Sisavang Vong, Agustín Barrios, Harlow Shapley, and Khải Định. Among people deceased in 1955, Theda Bara ranks 43Before her are Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Alexandros Papagos, Léon Werth, Pierre Levegh, and Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein. After her are Max Pechstein, Nicolas de Staël, Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, Henri Delaunay, Erich Brandenberger, and Eugène Joseph Delporte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 1,846 out of 18,182Before her are Tom Wolfe (1930), Barbara Bach (1947), Steve Vai (1960), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Henry Hathaway (1898), and Rick Riordan (1964). After her are Leo McCarey (1898), Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), Eartha Kitt (1927), Bill Withers (1938), and Edward James Olmos (1947).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 504Before her are Eddie Constantine (1913), Frances Conroy (1953), Kirsten Dunst (1982), Lily Tomlin (1939), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), and Barbara Bach (1947). After her are Edward James Olmos (1947), Vic Morrow (1929), Michael Biehn (1956), Helen Hayes (1900), Kelly Preston (1962), and Yaphet Kotto (1939).

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