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Olive Thomas

Silent Film Actress + Model
Born Oct 20, 1894

Olive Thomas was an American silent film actress and model. Thomas began her career as an illustrators' model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as a Ziegfeld girl, she also appeared in the more risqué show, The Midnight Frolic. In 1916, she began a successful career in silent films and would appear in over twenty features over the course of her four year film career.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Olive Thomas.


1894 Birth Born on October 20, 1894.


1911 16 Years Old In April 1911, aged 16, she married Bernard Krugh Thomas in McKees Rocks, a small mill town. … Read More
1914 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1914, after answering a newspaper ad, she won "The Most Beautiful Girl in New York City", a contest run by the celebrated commercial artist Howard Chandler Christy. … Read More


1916 21 Years Old …  In October 1916, Thomas moved to Triangle Pictures where she worked with Thomas Ince. … Read More
1918 23 Years Old In December 1918, Thomas was persuaded by Myron Selznick to sign with Selznick Pictures Company. … Read More
In 1920, Thomas once again played a teenager in the Frances Marion movie The Flapper. … Read More
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