Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer

Highest Rated: 94% The Women (1939)

Lowest Rated: 40% Idiot's Delight (1939)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1902

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

A child model and bit player in New York-based films whose appearance in "The Stealers" (1920) caught the attention of producer Irving Thalberg. Thalberg signed Shearer to a long-term contract with MGM in 1923 and she quickly became a popular star in such films as "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924), "His Secretary" (1925) and "The Student Prince" (1927), typically as a gentle but vivacious ingenue. Thalberg married his star in 1927, after which she had her pick of films, parts and directors. A striking and often lovely brunette actress with a great profile, Shearer compensated for a slight lack of conventional beauty with great poise, elegance and charm. She played a wide range of roles in a glittering array of films; among her most notable efforts were "The Divorcee" (1930), for which she won an Oscar, "A Free Soul" (1931), "Private Lives" (1931; an especially fine and rare comic performance at this stage in her career), "Smilin' Through" (1932; one of her loveliest performances, and most romantic films) and "Romeo and Juliet" (1936).

Highest rated movies

The Women
Private Lives
Romeo and Juliet
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
The Divorcee
The Hollywood Revue
Idiot's Delight

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 36% Her Cardboard Lover Consuelo Croyden (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 58% We Were Dancing Victoria Anastasia "Vicki" Wilomirska (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Escape Countess Ruby von Treck (Character) - 1940
94% 88% The Women Mary (Character) - 1939
40% 46% Idiot's Delight Irene Fellara (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 77% Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette (Character) - 1938
78% 67% Romeo and Juliet Juliet (Character) - 1936
78% 69% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Elizabeth Barrett (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 41% Riptide Mary (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 32% Strange Interlude Nina Leeds Evans (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 74% Smilin' Through Kathleen/Moonyeen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 45% Strangers May Kiss Lisbeth Corbin (Character) - 1931
80% 59% Private Lives Amanda "Mandy" Chase Prynne (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 57% A Free Soul Jan Ashe (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Us Be Gay Kitty Brown (Character) - 1930
75% 63% The Divorcee Jerry Martin (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 42% Their Own Desire Lally (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Mary Dugan Mary Elizabeth Dugan (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Fay Cheyney (Character) - 1929
43% 22% The Hollywood Revue Herself/Juliet (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Latest From Paris Ann Dolan (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lady of Chance Angel Face Crandall (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Midnight Mary Miller (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 63% The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Kathi (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Demi-Bride Criquette (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Circus Mary (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waning Sex Nina Duane (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstage Dolly Haven (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretty Ladies Frances White (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excuse Me Marjorie Newton (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Secretary Ruth Lawrence (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 73% Lady of the Night Molly and Florence (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Slave of Fashion Katherine Emerson (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 88% He Who Gets Slapped Consuelo (Character) - 1924