Theda Bara

1885 - 1955

Theda Bara

Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARR-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), later fueling the rising popularity in "vamp" roles that encapsulated exoticism and sexual domination. Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theda Bara has received more than 824,818 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 842nd most popular actor.

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  • 35

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  • 4.38

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  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Theda Bara ranks 833 out of 8,832Before her are Jean-Claude Pascal, Owen Wilson, José Ferrer, Alfred Molina, Rachel McAdams, and Hildegard Knef. After her are Keira Knightley, Hugh Griffith, Janet Gaynor, John Carradine, Stephen Chow, and Daniela Bianchi.

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Among people born in 1885, Theda Bara ranks 59Before her are Velimir Khlebnikov, John Edensor Littlewood, Sisavang Vong, Bess Truman, Jules Romains, and Alois Hudal. After her are Sacha Guitry, Agustín Barrios, Harlow Shapley, Jules Pascin, Friedrich Kellner, and André Lhote. Among people deceased in 1955, Theda Bara ranks 40Before her are Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Yves Tanguy, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Léon Werth, and Max Pechstein. After her are John Mott, Garegin Nzhdeh, Otto Braun, Nicolas de Staël, Henri Delaunay, and Manuel Ávila Camacho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 1,631 out of 12,171Before her are Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Christina Onassis (1950), Dexter Gordon (1923), Debbie Harry (1945), Dean Koontz (1945), and Walt Whitman Rostow (1916). After her are Janet Gaynor (1906), John Carradine (1906), Joseph Losey (1909), Henry J. Heinz (1844), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), and Henry Molaison (1926).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 404Before her are Rene Russo (1954), David Caruso (1956), Alan Alda (1936), Donald Glover (1983), Owen Wilson (1968), and José Ferrer (1912). After her are Janet Gaynor (1906), John Carradine (1906), Dwight Schultz (1947), Sissy Spacek (1949), Jim Parsons (1973), and Norman Reedus (1969).