Ruth Chatterton

Ruth Chatterton

Highest Rated: 90% Dodsworth (1936)

Lowest Rated: 83% Female (1933)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1892

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Respected stage actress who made her screen debut in "Sins of the Fathers" (1928) and, at the relatively advanced age of 35, became a popular star of "women's films" of the early 1930s. An intense, often richly theatrical actress with a fine speaking voice, Chatterton enjoyed rewarding parts in such films as "Sarah and Son" (1930) and "Female" (1933). She played determined or high-powered women, often sexually quite liberated and aggressive, who undergo considerable emotional torment, and brought considerable class and dignity even to routine melodramatic romances. Her success in the first sound version of "Madame X" (1929) also insured that many of her later starring vehicles, such as "Frisco Jenny" (1933), would be variations of that film's glamorously suffering wife-and-mother role.

Highest rated movies





90% 86% Dodsworth Fran Dodsworth (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 25% Girls' Dormitory Professor Anna Mathe (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journal of a Crime Francoise (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 52% Frisco Jenny Frisco Jenny Sandoval (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lilly Turner Lilly `'Queenie'` Turner Dixon (Character) - 1933
83% 53% Female Alison Drake (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crash Linda Gault (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% The Rich Are Always With Us Caroline Grannard (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfaithful Lady Fay Kilkerry (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Lie Poll (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Love Brooke Evans/Naomi Kellogg (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 20% Paramount on Parade Floozie (The Montmartre Girl) (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anybody's Woman Pansy Gray (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady of Scandal Elsie Hilary (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 33% Sarah and Son Sarah Storm (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charming Sinners Kathryn Miles (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 29% Madame X Jacqueline Floriot (Character) - 1929