A popular attraction of the Ziegfeld Follies in the early 1920s, American-born Juliette Compton headed to England to perform in Cochran's Revues. While a British resident, Compton appeared in such films as Nell Gwynn. Returning to the U.S. in 1929, she launched her film career, playing a series of British grande dames (with a few waterfront floozies thrown in to break the monotony). Typical of her screen roles were the Duchess of Devonshire in Berkeley Square (1933) and Lady Spencer in That Hamilton Woman. Juliette Compton closed out her film career with 1947's The Unfaithful.