One of the most popular actresses of the silent era and one of cinema’s early sex symbols, Theda Bara was known for wearing very revealing costumes in her films. Tho` she never appeared in a sound movie, it is her role in “A fool there was” that gained her a mention here.
The alabaster-skinned woman with dark eyes and funereal attire captivated audiences as “The Vampire” and Theda Bara`s charisma is clear to see from the 1915 stills.
Her famme fatale image was fully exploited by the studio and a myth was created to promote her. Renaming her Theda Bara (anagram of “Arab Death”) and claiming that she was born in Sahara, to a French artist and his Egyptian concubine