Florence Lawrence “The First Movie Star”

Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian born silent film actress. Lawrence is often referred to as “The First Movie Star.” When she was popular, Lawrence was known as “The Biograph Girl,” “The Imp Girl,” and “The Girl of a Thousand Faces.” During her acting career Lawrence appeared in close to 300 films for various motion picture companies.

Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938)

Florence Lawrence
(January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938)

Florence Lawrence was a Canadian born silent film actress often referred to as "The First Movie Star."

Florence Lawrence was a Canadian born silent film actress often referred to as “The First Movie Star.”

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence

Florence Lawrence (far right) with Owen Moore, Victory Bateman, and Gladden James in a publicity still from the silent film After All (1912).

Florence Lawrence (far right) with Owen Moore, Victory Bateman, and Gladden James in a publicity still from the silent film After All (1912).

 

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