Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

Highest Rated: 100% Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Lowest Rated: 73% Rolled Stockings (1927)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1906

Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, USA

With exotic good looks and a bobbed hairstyle she originated, actress Louise Brooks made a number of films during the silent era and the advent of sound, only to drop off the public radar after adamantly refusing to bow down to studio pressures. Brooks started her showbiz career as a dancer for Denishawn and the Ziegfeld Follies, the latter of which led to a brief romance with silent star Charlie Chaplin, before making her film debut in 1925. She graduated to leading roles with "It's the Old Army Game" (1926), "A Girl in Every Port" (1927) and "Beggars Life" (1928), but was unable to achieve stardom. After leaving Hollywood in 1928, Brooks settled in Germany where she made her three best pictures, "Pandora's Box" (1929), "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929), and "Prix de Beauté" (1930). The first introduced audiences to her most iconic character, Lulu, a woman who brings destruction to herself and those who love her. "Pandora's Box" garnered Brooks international stardom that ultimately proved short-lived. She returned to Hollywood in 1931 and landed several movies, but again struggled. Brooks made her last movie, "Overland Stage Raiders" (1938), before going back East. With the help of film curator James Card, Brooks found a second life as a writer and eventually published a number of witty essays, culminating in her memoirs Lulu in Hollywood (1982) and a rediscovery of her importance to the silent era of cinema.

Highest rated movies

Diary of a Lost Girl
Pandora's Box
Beauty Prize
Rolled Stockings




No Score Yet 29% Overland Stage Raiders Beth Hoyt (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Saddles Boots Boone (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Gift to Women Florine (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise Thelma Temple (Character) - 1931
80% 74% Beauty Prize Lucienne Garnier (Character) - 1930
93% 86% Pandora's Box Lulu (Character) $44.8K 1929
100% 88% Diary of a Lost Girl Thymiane (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 33% The Canary Murder Case "The Canary" - Margaret O'Dell (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 82% Beggars of Life Nancy (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 57% A Girl in Every Port Marie (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now We're in the Air Griselle / Grisette (Character) - 1927
73% No Score Yet Rolled Stockings Carol Fleming (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Janie Walsh (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 100% It's the Old Army Game Mildred Marshall (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Off Clara (Character) - 1926