(Gladys Mary Smith, Toronto, 1893-Santa Monica, USA, 1979) American actress of Canadian origin. From the world of the theater, thanks to its appearances in the films of the producer Famous Players Company of Adolph Zukor soon became one of the first stars of the silent films.
With a graceful and expressive face, he was soon known under the nickname “America’s Bride”. He did not hesitate to defend the rights of the actors and, together with Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and David W.
Griffith, founded the United Artists studios in 1919, in the face of the Hollywood producers scandal, according to which “lunatics had Done with the control of the asylum. ” In 1920 he married his friend and associate Douglas Fairbanks; Together they would act in one of the most celebrated films of its time: the tamed little bonfire (1929). In 1933 he retired from the scene to devote himself fully to production.
She has a net worth of 50 million USD.