Gloria Swanson, 1922 photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson. Gloria May Josephine Swanson (/ˈswɑːnsən/; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard (1950). She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille.
Theda Bara, "The Vamp", as Cleopatra. 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 (short for vampire). "She was one of the most popular movie stars, ranking behind only Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford." Wikipedia