A former dancer and model, silent-screen actress Caryl Lincoln entered films in 1926 as a bit player in two-reel comedies for Al Christie and Hal Roach. She reached stardom opposite a dog (Rin-Tin-Tin-imitator Ranger) in Wolf Fangs (1927) and Tracked (1928) and was the "Girl from Liverpool" in the popular A Girl in Every Port (1928) opposite Victor McLaglen. (Louise Brooks was the "Girl in France.") Lincoln received fine notices as Tom Mix's romantic interest in the Fox Western Hello Cheyenne, with Variety's reviewer applauding her for getting away "from the dumbness of the usual plains heroine." As a result of the Mix Western, she was voted a 1929 WAMPAS Baby Star by the Hollywood publicists, but unlike fellow WAMPAS baby Jean Arthur, she failed to escape the dreaded Poverty Row. Playing increasingly less important roles in cheap potboilers, Lincoln turned to working as an extra in the 1930s. In 1934, she married Barbara Stanwyck's brother, actor Byron Stevens, a union that lasted until Stevens' death in 1964.