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Cleopatra (1917) American silent, starring Theda Bara. The majority of the film is now considered lost. Source: Article: the most wicked face of theda bara. Hilarious must read on her career.

Greta Garbo in the 1931 film “Mata Hari.”...who says there wasn't any nudity in the old movies?

from ELLE

Remembering Edith Head's Old Hollywood

The golden age of Hollywood: costumes by Edith Head for Grace Kelly

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.

Clara Bow - In vintage "unmentionables" - From "Call Her Savage"

Hedy Lamarr. Did you know she was really, really smart? And a creator and holds patents? She acted to support her ideas.

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.