Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Actresses, including Mae West, Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Sarah Bernhardt and Hattie McDaniel.
Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
10 June 1895, American
Actress
Mae WestMae West
17 August 1893, American
Actress

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
08 April 1892, Canadian, American
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Gloria SwansonGloria Swanson
27 March 1899, American
 

Kathrine NarducciKathrine Narducci
22 November 1965, American
Actress

Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt
22 October 1844, French
Actress
Irene DunneIrene Dunne
20 December 1898, American
Actress

Shirley BoothShirley Booth
30 August 1898, American
Actress

Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
15 August 1879, American
Actress
Marie DresslerMarie Dressler
09 November 1868, Canadian, American
Actress

Alla NazimovaAlla Nazimova
03 June 1879, American, Russian
Actress
Ruth ChattertonRuth Chatterton
24 December 1892, American
Actress

Anna HeldAnna Held
08 March 1872, French
Actress, Singer

Bessie Love Bessie Love
10 September 1898, American
Actress

Pearl WhitePearl White
04 March 1889, American
Actress

Jeanne Eagels Jeanne Eagels
26 June 1890, American
Actress
Grace MooreGrace Moore
05 December 1898, American
Opera Singer & Actress

Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne
06 December 1887, British, American
Actress

Betty CompsonBetty Compson
19 March 1897, American
Actress

Corrine GriffithCorinne Griffith
21 November 1894, American
Actress
Elisabeth Bergner Elisabeth Bergner
22 August 1897, British
Actress

Connie SmithConnie Smith
29 April 1875, British, American
Actress
Billie BurkeBillie Burke
07 August 1884, American
Actress

Nell CarterNell Carter
01 March 1887, British
Actress

Josephine EarpJosephine Earp
1861 AD, American
actor
Judith AndersonJudith Anderson
10 February 1897, Australian
stage actor, film actor

Lillie LangtryLillie Langtry
13 October 1853, American
Actress
Emmy GöringEmmy Göring
24 March 1893, German
Stage actor, Film actor

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
10 September 1896, American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
18 October 1898, Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

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Molly MaloneMolly Malone
07 December 1888, American
Actress
Mabel NormandMabel Normand
09 November 1892, American
Actress

Lola MontezLola Montez
17 February 1821, Irish, British
Stage dancer

Alice Guy-BlachéAlice Guy-Blaché
01 July 1873, French
Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
06 August 1882, American
Actress
Gracie FieldsGracie Fields
09 January 1898, British
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Maude AdamsMaude Adams
11 November 1872, American
Actress

Sophie TuckerSophie Tucker
13 January 1884, Ukrainian, American, Russian
Actress

Maud GonneMaud Gonne
21 December 1866, Irish, British
Actress

Ellen TerryEllen Terry
27 February 1847, British
Actress
Loie FullerLoie Fuller
15 January 1862, American
Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist,

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence
04 July 1898, British, American
Actress

Edna PurvianceEdna Purviance
21 October 1895, American
Actress

Margaret DumontMargaret Dumont
20 October 1882, American
Actress

Dorothy GishDorothy Gish
11 March 1898, American
Actress
Dorothea JordanDorothea Jordan
22 November 1761, Irish, British
Actress

Colleen MooreColleen Moore
19 August 1899, American
Actress
Molly PiconMolly Picon
28 February 1898, American
Actress

Alice BradyAlice Brady
02 November 1892, American
Actress

Sybil ThorndikeSybil Thorndike
24 October 1882, British
Actress
Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835, French, American
Actress

Martita HuntMartita Hunt
30 January 1899, British
Actor, Stage actor
Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
28 February 1882, American
Opera singer

Texas GuinanTexas Guinan
12 January 1884, American
Actress

Marilyn MillerMarilyn Miller
01 September 1898, American
Actress

Lily PonsLily Pons
12 April 1898, French
American-French operatic soprano

Eleonora DuseEleonora Duse
03 October 1858
Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor
Katharine CornellKatharine Cornell
16 February 1893, German, American
Actress

Beatrice LillieBeatrice Lillie
29 May 1894, Canadian, British, American
Actress

Anita BerberAnita Berber
10 June 1899, German
Actor, Stage actor, Model

Tina ModottiTina Modotti
17 August 1896, Italian
Photographer
Cicely CourtneidgeCicely Courtneidge
01 April 1893, Australian, British
Actress

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
20 December 1865, American
Actor, Architect, Socialite
Olga BaclanovaOlga Baclanova
19 August 1900, Russian
actor

Elinor GlynElinor Glyn
17 October 1864, British
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter

Lois WeberLois Weber
13 June 1879, American
Actress
Vesta TilleyVesta Tilley
13 May 1864, British
Musical Artist

Susan GlaspellSusan Glaspell
01 July 1876, American
Playwright
Lil DagoverLil Dagover
30 September 1887, German, Indonesian
Film Actress

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882, British, American
Poet

ArlettyArletty
15 May 1898, French
Actress
Sara AllgoodSara Allgood
29 November 1879, Irish, American
Actress

Olga KnipperOlga Knipper
21 September 1868, Russian
Actress
PolairePolaire
14 May 1874, French
Actor, Singer, Stage actor

Laurette TaylorLaurette Taylor
01 April 1883, American
Actress

Antoinette PerryAntoinette Perry
27 June 1888, American
Actress

Fanny KembleFanny Kemble
27 November 1809, British
Actress
Helena ModjeskaHelena Modjeska
12 October 1840, Polish, American
Actress
Gertrude BergGertrude Berg
03 October 1899, American
Actress

Charlotte CushmanCharlotte Cushman
23 July 1816, American
Actress

Maud AllanMaud Allan
27 August 1873, Canadian
Pianist

Laura KeeneLaura Keene
20 July 1826, British
Actress
Lotta CrabtreeLotta Crabtree
07 November 1847, American
Actress

Cornelia Otis SkinnerCornelia Otis Skinner
30 May 1899, American
Author

Mary GardenMary Garden
20 February 1874, American
Singer, Opera singer, Actor

Nora BayesNora Bayes
03 October 1880, American
Singer

Michael StrangeMichael Strange
01 October 1890, American
Poet
Irene RichIrene Rich
13 October 1891, American
Actress

Louisa Lane DrewLouisa Lane Drew
10 January 1820, American
Actress
Yvette GuilbertYvette Guilbert
20 January 1865, French
Singer

Marguerite ClarkMarguerite Clark
22 February 1883, American
Actress
MusidoraMusidora
23 February 1889, French
Actress
May IrwinMay Irwin
27 June 1862, Canadian
Actress