Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) who had a 60-year career as an actress, made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television. She was a favorite of legendary directors such as Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra among others. When Stanwyck was sixteen she went to work as a dancer in the 1922 and 1923 seasons of the Ziegfeld Follies.
Barbara Stanwyck – Ziegfeld Girl (photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1924)
Gloria Swanson was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon. Swanson was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category and had an acting career in theatre, film, and television that spanned sixty years.
- Gloria Swanson when she was a Ziegfeld Girl – Circa early 1920’s (photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston)
Billie Dove, the beautiful silent film actress nicknamed
“The American Beauty”, got her start as a Ziegfeld girl.
- Billie Dove got her first taste of fame as a Ziegfeld Girl c.1919-1920