Alma Rubens

Highest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Lowest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Birthday: Feb 19, 1897
Birthplace: Not Available
A beautiful but deeply troubled and ultimately tragic Hollywood star of the early '20s, Alma Rubens enjoyed early success opposite Douglas Fairbanks in no less than four of that star's popular films, including the delightful but somewhat prophetic The Mystery of the Leaping Fish. This comedy poked fun at drug addiction, of all things, and addiction to heroin would prove Rubens downfall in real life. She was still beautiful and regal in the early '20s when she signed a contract with newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. Although Hearst spent most of his time overseeing the vehicles of his mistress Marion Davies, Rubens was awarded such plums as the costume epic Under the Red Robe (1923). But her heroin habit would have a devastating effect on both health and beauty, and by the middle of the decade she was spending an increasing amount of time at various mental institutions. In 1929, Rubens was surprisingly awarded the tragic role of the mulatto Julie in the first version of Show Boat, but it was a last hurrah. Weakened by her addiction, she succumbed to pneumonia at the age of 33.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Show Boat Julie 1929
No Score Yet She Goes to War Rosie 1929
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Renee de Cocheforet 1923
No Score Yet Humoresque Actor 1920
No Score Yet The Americano The Girl 1917
97% Intolerance Actor 1916
No Score Yet Reggie Mixes In Actor 1916
No Score Yet The Half-Breed Actor 1916
No Score Yet The Gansters and the Girl Actor 1914


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