Marguerite De La Motte

Marguerite De La Motte

Highest Rated: 100% The Iron Mask (1929)

Lowest Rated: 88% The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

Brunette silent film leading lady Marguerite De La Motte was trained as a ballet dancer (early publicity reports claim that she was instructed by Anna Pavlova). In films from 1918, Marguerite climbed to fame as the protégé of star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. She was the heroine in such Fairbanks costumers as The Mark of Zorro (1920) and The Three Musketeers (1921), and co-starred in Doug's last "contemporary" comedy of the 1920s, The Nut (1921). After making her last appearance with Fairbanks in 1929's The Iron Mask, Marguerite had trouble adjusting to talkies, and was out of pictures by 1934, save for a brief comeback in the 1942 PRC film Reg'lar Fellers. Marguerite De La Motte was once married to movie leading man John Bowers, whose 1936 suicide-by-drowning has led many historians to believe that the stormy Bowers/De La Motte marriage was the inspiration for the classic "inside Hollywood" film A Star is Born (1937).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Reg'lar Fellers Mrs. Dugan 1941
No Score Yet A Woman's Man Actor 1934
No Score Yet Shadow Ranch Ruth 1930
100% The Iron Mask Constance 1929
No Score Yet The Final Extra Actor 1927
No Score Yet Daughters Who Pay Mary SmithISonia 1925
No Score Yet Shadows Sympathy Gibbs, 1922
No Score Yet The Nut Estrell Wynn 1921
100% The Three Musketeers Constance Bonacieux 1921
88% The Mark of Zorro Lolita 1920
No Score Yet Arizona Lena 1918


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