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