Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885–April 7, 1955) was an American silent film & stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname The Vamp. Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire. She retired from acting in 1926 having never appeared in a sound film.
kittypackards: “ Theda Bara, portrait still for the Broadway play The Blue Flame. 1920 ”