Ziegfeld Girls: Gloria Swanson


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) 

Ziegfeld Girls: Billie Dove – The American Beauty


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