Seena Owen

Highest Rated: 100% Queen Kelly (1929)
Lowest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Birthday: Nov 14, 1894
Birthplace: Not Available
Dark-eyed American actress Seena Owen was praised by virtually every cameraman of the silent era as being one of the greatest natural beauties, impossible to photograph badly. She started her film career at the old Kalem Studios, then moved to D.W. Griffith's company, where she appeared as the Princess Beloved in Griffith's multipart "film fugue" Intolerance (1916). It was on the set of this picture that Ms. Owen met her future husband, actor George Walsh, with Griffith himself allegedly playing cupid with the cuddly couple. Twelve years later she played another monarch, the insane Queen Regina, in Von Stroheim's Queen Kelly; the highlight of this performance was the scene in which, dressed only in a filmy nightgown, Owen flogged Gloria Swanson throughout the marbled halls of her palace. When talkies revealed a flat and listless voice, Seena Owen quit acting to become a prolific screenwriter; while working at Paramount, she cowrote two of Dorothy Lamour's biggest hits, Aloma of the South Seas (1941) and Rainbow Island (1941).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet This Way Please Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Officer 13 Trixi Du Bray 1933
100% Queen Kelly Queen Regina V 1929
No Score Yet The Face in the Fog Grand Duchess 1922
No Score Yet Victory Alma 1919
No Score Yet Branding Broadway Mary Lee 1918
97% Intolerance Princess Love 1916
No Score Yet The Lamb Mary 1915


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