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Esther Ralston

Esther Ralston

Highest Rated: 100% Old Ironsides (1926)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Case of Lena Smith (1929)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1902

Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Likable blonde silent screen actress, dubbed "the American Venus" by Florenz Ziegfeld after she starred as an aspiring Miss America contestant in a 1926 film of that name. Practically raised onstage by a family of vaudevillians, Ralston began in bit parts in films as a teenager, and worked primarily with Paramount and MGM during the 1920s. Ralston's films often found her playing wholesome, glamorous yet playful roles and include a charming version of "Peter Pan" (1925) in which she played Mrs. Darling in support of star Betty Bronson, the lively comedy "Beggar on Horseback" (1925), "Half a Bride" (1928), in which she played opposite Gary Cooper, and "The Case of Lena Smith" (1929) directed by the formidable Joseph von Sternberg.

Highest rated movies

100% Old Ironsides
100% The Marriage Circle
90% Ten Modern Commandments
88% Beggar on Horseback
80% What Do Men Want?
60% The Case of Lena Smith

Photos

BLIND GODDESS, Esther Ralston, 1926 OLD IRONSIDES, from left: Esther Ralston, Charles Farrell, 1926 TO THE LAST MAN, (aka LAW OF VENGEANCE), Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, 1933 TO THE LAST MAN, (aka LAW OF VENGEANCE), Noah Beery, Esther Ralston, 1933 TO THE LAST MAN, (aka LAW OF VENGEANCE), Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Noah Beery, 1933 TO THE LAST MAN, from left: Esther Ralston, Randolph Scott, 1933 AFTER THE BALL, Esther Ralston, Marie Burke, 1932 TO THE LAST MAN, from left: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, 1933 TO THE LAST MAN, (aka LAW OF VENGEANCE), Esther Ralston, 1933 THE MARINES ARE COMING, William Haines, Esther Ralston, Conrad Nagel, 1934 CHILDREN OF DIVORCE, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, 1927 LONELY WIVES, Edward Everett Horton, Maude Eburne, Esther Ralston, 1931 ROME EXPRESS, in the light from left: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Donald Calthrop, 1932 TO THE LAST MAN (aka LAW OF VENGEANCE), from left: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, 1933 SAN FRANCISCO DOCKS, Esther Ralston, Barry Fitzgerald, 1941 THE CASE OF LENA SMITH, Esther Ralston, 1929 THE CASE OF LENA SMITH, Esther Ralston, 1929 THE CASE OF LENA SMITH, Esther Ralston, Leone Lane, 1929 SADIE McKEE, Esther Ralston, in a black lace negligee with fur trim by Adrian, 1934 SADIE McKEE, Joan Crawford, Esther Ralston, 1934

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Frances Claire March (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 43% Tin Pan Alley Nora Bayes (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slander House Ruth De Milo (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient Viola Avery (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're in the Legion Now Louise Rillette (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl From Mandalay Mary Trevor (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Miss Winkler (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Streamline Express Elaine Vincent (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Dorothy Manning (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced Landing Ruby Anatole (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 72% Sadie McKee Dolly Merrick (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 14% Law of Vengeance Ellen Colby (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Beauty Leila Lambert (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rome Express Asta Marvelle (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% Lonely Wives Madeline Smith (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigal Antonia Farraday (Character) - 1931
60% No Score Yet The Case of Lena Smith Lena Smith (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Divorce Jean Waddington (Character) - 1927
90% No Score Yet Ten Modern Commandments Kitty O'Day (Character) - 1927
100% 67% Old Ironsides Unknown (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goose Hangs High Unknown (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Devil Unknown (Character) - 1925
88% No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Cynthia Mason (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Kiss for Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet $50,000 Reward Carolyn Jordan (Character) - 1924
100% 84% The Marriage Circle Miss Hofer (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet 64% Oliver Twist Rose Maylie (Character) - 1922
80% No Score Yet What Do Men Want? Unknown (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Huckleberry Finn Mary Jane Wilks (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Husbands Only Unknown (Character) - 1918

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952