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Olive Borden (1906–1947)


Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent era, Borden was a 'Mack Sennet' bathing beauty at 15 and reached the peak of her career in 1926 when she made 11 films for Fox Studios and was earning $1,500 a week. Refusing to take a salary cut, Borden abruptly left Fox in 1928 and made only a few pictures for other studios before ... See full bio »

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Known For

Half Marriage Judy Paige
(1929)
Gang War Flowers
(1928)
(1926)
Sinners in Love Ann Hardy
(1928)

Filmography

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 1934 The Inventors (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 The Mild West (Short)
Baby Doll
 1933 Gobs of Fun (Short)
Lulu
 1933 Leave It to Me
Peavey
 1933 Hotel Variety
 1932 The Divorce Racket
Marie Douglas
 1932 Moonlight and Cactus (Short)
Woman
 1930 The Social Lion
Gloria Staunton
 1930 Hello Sister
Vee Newell
 1929 Wedding Rings
Eve Quinn
 1929 Dance Hall
Gracie Nolan
 1929 Half Marriage
Judy Paige
 1929 The Eternal Woman
Anita
 1929 Love in the Desert
Zarah
 1928 Sinners in Love
Ann Hardy
 1928 Stool Pigeon
Goldie
 1928 Gang War
Flowers
 1928 Virgin Lips
Norma
 1928 The Albany Night Boat
Georgie
 1927 Come to My House
Joan Century
 1927 Pajamas
Angela Wade
 1927 The Joy Girl
Jewel Courage
 1927 The Secret Studio
Rosemary Merton
 1927 The Monkey Talks
Olivette
 1926 The Country Beyond
Valencia
 1926 3 Bad Men
Lee Carleton
 1926 Fig Leaves
Eve Smith
 1926 Yellow Fingers
Saina
 1926 My Own Pal
Alice Deering
 1926 The Yankee Señor
Manuelita
 1925 The Uneasy Three (Short)
Member of Metropolitan Trio (uncredited)
 1925 The Overland Limited
Ruth Dent
 1925 The Happy Warrior
Ima
 1925 Grounds for Divorce
Model
 1925 Riders of the Kitchen Range (Short)
Extra
 1925 Good Morning, Nurse (Short)
Nurse May Ward
 1925 Tell It to a Policeman (Short)
 1925 Bad Boy (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1925 Excuse My Glove (Short) (uncredited)
 1925 Should Husbands Be Watched? (Short)
The New Maid
 1925 Dog Days (Short)
Woman with dog (uncredited)
 1925 The Dressmaker from Paris
Mannequin (uncredited)
 1924 The Rubber-Neck (Short)
Extra
 1924 Just a Good Guy (Short)
Slippery Sue
 1924 The Royal Razz (Short)
 1924 Meet the Missus (Short)
Extra
 1924 The Poor Fish (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
 1924 All Wet (Short)
Extra
 1924 The Sky Plumber (Short)
Extra
 1924 Too Many Mammas (Short)
The Boss's Girlfriend
 1924 Lost Dog (Short)
Extra
 1924 Should Landlords Live? (Short)
 1924 Outdoor Pajamas (Short) (uncredited)
 1924 South o' the North Pole (Short)
 1924 Why Men Work (Short)
 1924 Sweet Daddy (Short)
Woman In Backseat (uncredited)
 1924 Our Congressman (Short)
Extra
 1924 Don't Park There (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
 1924 Air Pockets (Short)
Morgan's Daughter
 1924 Midnight Blues (Short)
 1924 Wide Open (Short)
 1924 Neck and Neck (Short)
 1923 Ponjola
Native Girl (uncredited)
 1923 Children of Jazz
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared (as herself) in a special promotional trailer for Wedding Rings (1929).

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Olive Borden Official Site

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I don't like a story or a part I just don't do it. But when I get something I like I work like the devil. Consequently I am accomplishing far more than I ever did before and I'm not working half as hard. See more »

Trivia:

A simple funeral was held at the Sunshine Mission for Women where its founder, Pastor Essie Binkley West, performed last rites, saying "She played her greatest role when she became a star for Jesus". No one from her glory days in Hollywood was there, but a fairly large crowd came from the surrounding community of Skid Row. See more »

Trademark:

Jet black hair See more »

Nickname:

Ollie See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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