Cleopatra (1917) American silent, starring Theda Bara. The majority of the film is now considered lost. Source:http://retrogasm.tumblr.com/post/36359180230/theda-bara Article: the most wicked face of theda bara. Hilarious must read on her career. http://thehairpin.com/2013/01/scandals-of-classic-hollywood-the-most-wicked-face-of-theda-bara
Norma Shearer was a Canadian actress who moved to Hollywood. Shearer is widely celebrated by some as one of cinema's feminist pioneers: "the first American film actress to make it chic and acceptable to be single and not a virgin on screen". In March 2008, two of her most famous pre-code films, The Divorcee and A Free Soul, were released on DVD.
soyouthinkyoucansee: Above, a stunning image of American actress Anna Mae Walthall, who acted in about half a dozen pre-Hays Code, pre-sound movies from 1916 to 1926, as well as a number of short reels. She’s seen here circa 1920.