Pearl White Biography
Birthday: March 4, 1889 (Pisces)
Born In: Green Ridge
Pearl White was an American stage and silent film actress who is best remembered for her daring stunts in different films. She is commonly known as the ‘Peerless Fearless Girl’ and ‘Heroine of a Thousand Stunts’. She began her career on the stage when she was a six year old child and went on to act in silent films as well as several serials. She is most reminisced for her part in ‘The Perils of Pauline’; in this series she performed her own stunts until she was obliged to use a stunt double because of frequent injuries. Since she was brought up on a farm, she grew up to be reasonably sporty, and this helped her immensely in performing her own stunts, much to the amazement and admiration of both her directors and audiences. At one point of time, she was the most famous female star in silent films. She holds a prominent place in American film history and played a crucial role in the development of cinema and women's contribution in it. In the later stage of her career, she attempted more melodramatic roles but the films failed at the box office. She retired to France, where she died 15 years later at the age of 49.