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Bessie Eyton (1890–1965)

Born Bessie Harrison in Santa Barbara in 1890. Her father Edgar Thomas Harrison was a musician. Bessie starred in at least 200 melodrama, action westerns and crime films. In the 1910 she was visiting the Selig Film studios with a party of friends, when a director saw and liked her red hair because he said it would photograph a beautiful black, so ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1924 Cheap Kisses
Maybelle Wescott
 1919/I The Usurper
Margaret Quentin
 1919 A Man of Honor
Christabel Beaumont
 1919 Children of Banishment
Mrs. Eloise Mackenzie
 1918 The Still Alarm
Eleanor Fordham
 1918 Lend Me Your Name
Sophronia
 1918 The City of Purple Dreams
Kathlyn Otis
 1917 Who Shall Take My Life?
Mary Moran
 1917 The Law North of 65 (Short)
 1917 The Angel of Poverty Row (Short)
 1917 The Witness for the State (Short)
 1917 The Victor of the Plot (Short)
 1917 Between Man and Beast (Short)
 1917 Her Salvation (Short)
 1917 Her Heart's Desire (Short)
 1917 The Sole Survivor (Short)
 1917 Her Perilous Ride (Short)
 1917 The Love of Madge O'Mara (Short)
 1917 The Smoldering Spark (Short)
 1917 Little Lost Sister
Mary Randall
 1917 The Heart of Texas Ryan
Texas Ryan
 1917 A Strange Adventure (Short)
 1917 Beware of Strangers
Madeleine, Mentor's Daughter
 1916 Twisted Trails (Short)
Sunshine West
 1916 The Crisis
Virginia Carvel
 1916 The Prince Chap
Alice Travers
 1916 The Three Wise Men (Short)
 1916 The Cycle of Fate
Maybelle Strong, Their Daughter
 1916 The Regeneration of Jim Halsey (Short)
Meg
 1915 The Golden Spurs (Short)
Helen Ryder
 1915 The Love of Loti San (Short)
Loti San
 1915 The White Light of Publicity (Short)
Grace Reeves
 1915 Their Sinful Influence (Short)
Rose Carr
 1915 The Flashlight (Short)
Joan
 1915 In the Midst of African Wilds (Short)
Meta Kraga - Jan's Daughter
 1915 The Jungle Lovers (Short)
Naida Rand
 1915 The Girl with the Red Feather (Short)
Nellie Murdock
 1915/II Motherhood (Short)
Hazel Booth - Mrs. Franklyn Foster
 1915 The Adventure Hunter (Short)
Princess Griselda of Etruria
 1915 A Studio Escapade (Short)
Blanche Whitman
 1915 The War o' Dreams (Short)
Bessie Ensign - the Daughter
 1915 The Two Natures Within Him (Short)
Mary Bishop
 1915 Love Finds a Way (Short)
Prudence Gordon
 1915 The Tyrant of the Veldt (Short)
Helen Rutherford
 1915 The Great Experiment (Short)
Ritta
 1915 Aunt Mary (Short)
Hester - The Village Girl
 1915 A Night in the Jungle (Short)
Bessie Gray
 1915 The Fork in the Road (Short)
Elsa - the Innkeeper's Daughter
 1915 The Missing Ruby (Short)
Bessie Blake
 1915 The Red Blood of Courage (Short)
Lydia Duane
 1915 Just Like a Woman (Short)
Phyllis Darel
 1915 The Primitive Way (Short)
Mildred Manning
 1915 His Fighting Blood (Short)
Hope McTrigger
 1915 Further Adventures of Sammy Orpheus (Short)
Bowery Jennie - Sammy's Sweetheart
 1915 Lassoing a Lion (Short)
 1914 The Old Letter (Short)
Mary Dare
 1914/II The Test (Short)
Jo Duggan
 1914 The Abyss (Short)
Velma Irving
 1914 In the Days of the Thundering Herd (Short)
Sally Madison
 1914 Unrest (Short)
Bessie Garwood
 1914 The Butterfly's Wings (Short)
Gay La Rue
 1914 When His Ship Came In (Short)
Neptuna
 1914/I Playing with Fire (Short)
Mary Ransom
 1914 The Dream Girl (Short)
Delores - the Dream Girl
 1914 The Fifth Man (Short)
Joan Darey
 1914 The Going of the White Swan (Short)
Lucette
 1914 At the Risk of His Life (Short)
Alice Forbes - Andrew's Sister
 1914 The Lonesome Trail (Short)
The Schoolma'am's Rival
 1914 When the West Was Young (Short)
Nellie Halton
 1914 Chip of the Flying U (Short)
Dr. Cecil Grantham
 1914 The White Mouse (Short)
Jean Silver
 1914 Etienne of the Glad Heart (Short)
Marie Le Groux
 1914 The Mother Heart (Short)
Carolyn Carter - the Daughter
 1914 The Wilderness Mail (Short)
Joan, a Young French-Canadian
 1914 In Defiance of the Law (Short)
Isobel Deane
 1914 Me an' Bill (Short)
Jean
 1914 The Lily of the Valley (Short)
Anna Hanks
 1914 Dawn (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Baby Spy (Short)
Jane Sherman
 1914 Shotgun Jones (Short)
Sally Lattier - the Daughter
 1914 The Cherry Pickers (Short)
Nourmalle
 1914 The Fire Jugglers (Short)
 1914 The Salvation of Nance O'Shaughnessy (Short)
Nance O'Shaughnessy
 1914 The Smuggler's Sister (Short)
Bessie
 1914 The Tragedy of Ambition (Short)
Madge O'Mara
 1914 The Uphill Climb (Short)
Josephine
 1914 On the Breast of the Tide (Short)
Jennie Huntley
 1914 Buster and Sunshine (Short)
Buster's Mother
 1913 A Dip in the Briney (Short)
Rosie Jones
 1913 Until the Sea... (Short)
Bessie Clarke
 1913 The Master of the Garden (Short)
Bessie Harrington
 1913 The Hopeless Dawn (Short)
Jo
 1913 Hope (Short)
Hope Anderson
 1913 Terrors of the Jungle (Short)
Mrs. Jack Milbank
 1913 The Ne'er to Return Road (Short)
Madge Wetherby
 1913 A Wild Ride (Short)
Florence MacGraw
 1913 Budd Doble Comes Back (Short)
Rosebud Doble
 1913 Songs of Truce (Short)
The Sweetheart
 1913 A Western Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 When Men Forget (Short)
Grace Meadows
 1913 The Marshal's Capture (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 When Lillian Was Little Red Riding Hood (Short)
Mrs. Brown - Lillian's Mother
 1913 Alone in the Jungle (Short)
Helen Brown
 1913 When the Circus Came to Town (Short)
Mrs. Ray
 1913 The Wordless Message (Short)
Bessie Porter - the Captain's Daughter
 1913 Wamba, a Child of the Jungle (Short)
Wamba
 1913 The Noisy Six (Short)
 1913 In the Long Ago (Short)
Starlight - the Indian Maiden / Miss Bartlett - the Modern Sweetheart
 1913 An Old Actor (Short)
Irving's Leading Lady
 1913 Hiram Buys an Auto (Short)
Hiram's Daughter
 1913 Vengeance Is Mine (Short)
Eleanor / Eleanor's Daughter
 1913 A Prisoner of Cabanas (Short)
Theresa Arita - Richard's Sweetheart
 1913/II Sally in Our Alley (Short)
Sally
 1913 The Dancer's Redemption (Short)
Magdalene
 1913 The Story of Lavinia (Short)
Lavinia
 1913 The Flaming Forge (Short)
Jennie - the Smithy's Daughter
 1913/II A Little Hero (Short)
Mrs. Farral - the Mother
 1913 The Three Wise Men (Short)
The Salvation Army Lass / Virgin Mary
 1913 A Revolutionary Romance (Short)
Molly Brown
 1913 Whose Wife Is This? (Short)
The Wife
 1913 Greater Wealth (Short)
Mrs. Ed Young
 1912 The Little Organ Player of San Juan (Short)
Papinta
 1912 The Last of Her Tribe (Short)
Leah - an Indian Girl
 1912 Sammy Orpheus; or, The Pied Piper of the Jungle (Short)
Bowery Jennie - Sammy's Sweetheart
 1912 Opitsah: Apache for Sweetheart (Short)
Opitsah - an Apache Maiden
 1912 The God of Gold (Short)
Miss Craven - an Heiress
 1912 John Colter's Escape (Short)
 1912/II The Triangle (Short)
Bessie Craven
 1912 Miss Aubry's Love Affair (Short)
The Ward
 1912 Atala (Short)
Atala
 1912 Shanghaied (Short)
Bessie Basset
 1912 The Legend of the Lost Arrow (Short)
Tee-Hee-Nay
 1912 Carmen of the Isles (Short)
Tina aka Carmen
 1912 The Fisherboy's Faith (Short)
Amanda - the Fisherman's Daughter
 1912 The Shuttle of Fate (Short)
Lois DeLong (as an adult)
 1912 Monte Cristo (Short)
Haidee
 1912 Euchred (Short)
The Smuggler's Daughter
 1912 When Edith Played Judge and Jury (Short)
The Jilt
 1912 The Great Drought (Short)
Helen Harker - the Daughter
 1912 The Pity of It (Short)
Sunshine - an Indian Maid
 1912 The Indelible Stain (Short)
Elsa
 1912 In the Tents of the Asra (Short)
Jesda - Ibrahim's Daughter
 1912 His Masterpiece (Short)
The Nurse
 1912 The Lake of Dreams (Short)
Manfred's Governess
 1912 In Exile (Short)
Margaret Hammond
 1912 The Professor's Wooing (Short)
Tessa
 1912 The Price of Art (Short)
Mary Barton - the Blind Girl
 1912 A Child of the Wilderness (Short)
Grey Wolf's Squaw
 1912 The Love of an Island Maid (Short)
Catalina
 1912 The Price He Paid (Short)
Bounding Deer
 1912 Bessie's Dream (Short)
Bessie
 1912 The End of the Romance (Short)
Kitty Lee
 1912 Me an' Bill (Short)
Jean
 1912 A Waif of the Sea (Short)
The Captain's Wife
 1912 The Hobo (Short)
Lucy Sterritt - the Superintendent's Daughter
 1912 The Ones Who Suffer (Short)
Kate Jennings
 1912 A Crucial Test (Short)
 1912 The Shrinking Rawhide (Short)
Dolores
 1912 The Danites (Short)
 1912 Disillusioned (Short)
Mrs. Owens
 1912 The Little Stowaway (Short)
The Hag (as Bessie Watson)
 1912 Merely a Millionaire (Short)
Laura Carew - Brewer's Betrothed
 1912 The Peacemaker (Short)
Winnie Simmons
 1912 The Other Fellow (Short)
Jane - the Serving Maid
 1912 The Mate of the Alden Bessie (Short)
The Captain's Daughter
 1911 For His Pal's Sake (Short)
Florence
 1911 George Warrington's Escape (Short)
La Biche--The Indian Squaw
 1911/II The Chief's Daughter (Short)
The Indian Chief's Daughter
 1911 A Diamond in the Rough (Short)
Eliza Darrow
 1911 An Evil Power (Short)
Emilia
 1911 The Right Name, But the Wrong Man (Short)
Mrs. Dayton
 1911 Blackbeard (Short)
Conchita - the Maid
 1911 Lieutenant Grey of the Confederacy (Short)
Elizabeth Carter
 1911 Captain Brand's Wife (Short)
Mandy (as Bessy Eyton)
 1911 A Painter's Idyl (Short)
The School Mistress
 1911/I Coals of Fire (Short)
Mary Sturgiss
 1911 An Indian Vestal (Short)
The Vestal's Attendant
 1911 McKee Rankin's '49' (Short)
'Carrots' - 49's Ward
 1911 Kit Carson's Wooing (Short)
Lat-to-nick
 1911 The Totem Mark (Short)
Zeetah - as an Adult
 1911 Saved from the Snow (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1911 The Sheriff of Tuolomne (Short)
Lucy Hanford - the Sheriff's Sweeheart
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Alternate Names:

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