Esther Ralston

Highest Rated: 100% Peter Pan (1924)
Lowest Rated: 100% Peter Pan (1924)
Birthday: Sep 17, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
In vaudeville with her parents from childhood, blonde, silent-movie leading lady Esther Ralston was in films from 1916. Her first important role was the heroine in the 12-chapter Universal serial The Phantom Fortune. A major star at Paramount in the 1920s, Ralston was touted as "The American Venus" after appearing (with a bare-minimum wardrobe) in a 1926 film of the same name. Ever seeking out a variety of parts, Ralston played Rose Maylie in Oliver Twist (1923), Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan (1924), and the Fairy Godmother in A Kiss for Cinderella (1925); she was at her best when exuding an air of highly defendable virtue in films like Old Ironsides (1926). Ralston prepared for talkies by training at Edward Everett Horton's California-based stock company. She continued playing worthwhile roles in features of various importance until her first retirement in 1941, and thereafter briefly acted on radio soap operas. After the breakup of her marriage, Ralston found the financial going rough and took whatever jobs she could; in the mid-'50s she toiled as a Manhattan department store saleswoman, denying that she was Esther Ralston to customers who thought they recognized her. Also in that decade, she briefly managed the career of her daughter, a nightclub singer. Esther Ralston returned before the cameras on the 1962 NBC TV daytime drama Our Five Daughters.

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No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Actor 2015
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Nora Bayes 1940
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Mrs. Sinclair 1938
No Score Yet We're in the Legion Now Louise Rillette 1937
No Score Yet Reunion Janet Fair 1936
No Score Yet Streamline Express Elaine Vincent 1935
No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient Viola Avery 1935
No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Dorothy Manning 1935
No Score Yet Sadie McKee Dolly 1934
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance Actor 1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man Ellen Colby 1933
No Score Yet Black Beauty Leila Lambert 1933
No Score Yet Rome Express Asta Marvelle 1932
No Score Yet The Prodigal Antonia 1931
No Score Yet Lonely Wives Mrs. Smith 1931
No Score Yet The Case of Lena Smith Lena Smith 1929
No Score Yet Love and Learn Nancy Blair 1928
No Score Yet Old Ironsides Esther 1926
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Cynthia Mason 1925
No Score Yet 50,000 Dollar Reward Actor 1925
No Score Yet The Goose Hangs High Dagmar Carroll 1925
No Score Yet Lucky Devil Doris Kent 1925
100% Peter Pan Mrs. Darling 1924
100% The Marriage Circle Miss Hofer 1924
No Score Yet Fifty Thousand Dollar Reward Actor 1924
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Rose Maylie 1922
100% The Kid Actor 1921

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