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Agnes Ayres (1898–1940)

Extremely popular silent star of the 1920s. Her popularity was enhanced when she co-starred with Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik (1921) and The Son of the Sheik (1926). She made her screen debut at Essanay Studios in 1915. While she was popular in the 1920s (thanks to the patronage of her lover, Jess Lasky), her popularity had slipped by the time ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Sheik
The Sheik Lady Diana Mayo
The Son of the Sheik
The Son of the Sheik Diana - Wife of the Sheik
Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit Mary Maddock
Eve's Love Letters


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (92 credits)
 1937 Morning, Judge (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy
 1937 Souls at Sea
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Catherine (uncredited)
 1929 The Donovan Affair
Lydia Rankin
 1929 Bye, Bye, Buddy
Glad O'Brien
 1928 Into the Night
Billie Mardon
 1927 Eve's Love Letters (Short)
The wife
 1926 The Son of the Sheik
Diana - Wife of the Sheik
 1925 Morals for Men
Bessie Hayes
 1925 Her Market Value
Nancy Dumont
 1925 Tomorrow's Love
Judith Stanley
 1924 Worldly Goods
Eleanor Lawson
 1924 The Story Without a Name
Mary Walsworth
 1924 Detained (Short)
 1924 The Guilty One
Irene Short
 1924 Bluff
Betty Hallowell
 1924 When a Girl Loves
Sasha Boroff
 1923 Don't Call It Love
Alice Meldrum
 1923 The Ten Commandments
The Outcast
 1923 The Marriage Maker
Alexandra Vancy
 1923 Racing Hearts
Virginia Kent
 1923 The Heart Raider
Muriel Gray (a speed girl)
 1922 A Daughter of Luxury
Mary Fenton
 1922 Borderland
Spirit / Dora Becket / Edith Wayne
 1922 The Ordeal
Sybil Bruce
 1921 The Affairs of Anatol
Annie Elliott
 1921 Cappy Ricks
Florrie Ricks
 1921 Too Much Speed
Virginia MacMurran
 1921 The Love Special
Laura Gage
 1920 The Furnace
Folly Vallance
 1920 Held by the Enemy
Rachel Hayne
 1920 Go and Get It
Helen Allen
 1920 The Inner Voice
 1920 A Modern Salome
Helen Torrence
 1919 The Ghost of a Chance (Short)
 1919 Sacred Silence
Madge Summers
 1919 The Gamblers
Isabel Emerson
 1919 In Honor's Web
Irene Carson
 1919 The Buried Treasure (Short)
 1919 A Stitch in Time
Lela Trevor
 1919 Shocks of Doom (Short)
 1919 The Girl Problem
Helen Reeves
 1918 Transients in Arcadia (Short)
 1918 A Bird of Bagdad (Short)
 1918 Springtime à la Carte (Short)
 1918 Mammon and the Archer (Short)
 1918 One Thousand Dollars
Margarett Hayden
 1918 The Girl and the Graft (Short)
 1918 Sisters of the Golden Circle (Short)
Mrs. James Williams
 1918 The Enchanted Profile (Short)
Ida Bates
 1918 A Ramble in Aphasia (Short)
 1918 Tobin's Palm (Short)
 1918 The Purple Dress (Short)
 1918 Surprising Husband (Short)
 1918 Their Godson (Short)
 1918 Sweets to the Sour (Short)
 1918 Coals for the Fire (Short)
 1918 Their Anniversary Feast (Short)
 1918 A Four Cornered Triangle (Short)
 1918 Seeking an Oversoul (Short)
 1918 A Little Ouija Work (Short)
 1917 His Wife's Hero (Short)
The Cause
 1917 He Had to Camouflage (Short)
 1917 Paging Page Two (Short)
 1917 A Family Flivver (Short)
 1917 The Renaissance at Charleroi
Adele Fauquier (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Bottom of the Well
Alice Buckingham
 1917 The Furnished Room (Short) (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Defeat of the City
Alicia Van Der Pool (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Venturers (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 Richard the Brazen
Imogene (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Dazzling Miss Davison
Lillian - Miss Davison's Sister (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Mirror
Undetermined Role (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 Hedda Gabler (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 The Debt
The Girl (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917 Mrs. Balfame
Alys Crumley (as Agnes Eyre)
 1917/I Motherhood
The Mother (as Agnes Eyre)
 1915 His New Job (Short)
Extra, Secretary (uncredited)
 1914 The Masked Wrestler (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Agnes Eyre


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[on Cecil B. DeMille] He is in a class by himself. I have never worked under a greater artist, and I never expect to. To have him suggest a scene clarifies the action perfectly. To have him criticize opens the way to better acting. He is quiet, moderate, thoughtful. He doesn't shriek and tear his hair and shout: "Camera!" He builds wonderful photo plays. See more »


Her first big break at Vitagraph came when Alice Joyce noticed Agnes' resemblance to herself and had her cast in a minor part as her sister in Richard the Brazen (1917). See more »


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