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Vilma Bánky (1898–1991)

Vilma Bánky appeared in Hungarian, Austrian and French movies between 1920 and 1925, the year in which Samuel Goldwyn signed her, in Budapest, to a Hollywood contract. In Hollywood she was billed as the "The Hungarian Rhapsody". In the mid and late 1920s she was Goldwyn's biggest money maker, especially playing with Ronald Colman. Her best-known ... See full bio »

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The Eagle
The Eagle Mascha Troekouroff
The Son of the Sheik
The Awakening
The Awakening Marie Ducrot
The Winning of Barbara Worth


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 1933 The Rebel
Erika Leroy
 1929 This Is Heaven
Eva Petrie
 1928 The Awakening
Marie Ducrot
 1928 Two Lovers
Donna Leonora de Vargas
 1927 The Magic Flame
Bianca, the Aerial Artist
 1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth
Barbara Worth
 1926 The Son of the Sheik
Yasmin (as Vilma Banky)
 1925 The Eagle
Mascha Troekouroff (as Vilma Banky)
 1925 The Dark Angel
Kitty Vane
 1925 King of the Circus (Short)
 1924 The Lady from Paris
Bessy Ferguson
 1924 Hotel Potemkin
 1923 Das Bildnis
 1922 Schattenkinder des Glücks
Helen Blaas
 1921 Galathea
 1921 Veszélyben a pokol
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Toured in national company of "Cherries Are Ripe" by Anita Loos. Also in cast: Rod La Rocque.

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1 Print Biography | 20 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Vilma Banky


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Rudolph Valentino personally picked Vilma Banky as his leading lady in what would be his final film "The Son Of The Sheik". See more »


The Hungarian Rhapsody

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