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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 November 1894Spokane, Washington, USA
Date of Death 15 August 1966Hollywood, California, USA
Birth NameSigne Auen
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Seena Owen was born in Spokane, WA, on Nov. 14, 1894. Her first film was A Yankee from the West (1915) under the name of Signe Auen, when she was 21. The following year she appeared (as "Attarea") in D.W. Griffith's epic Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). In 1919 she played Barbara Riggs in the well-received A Fugitive from Matrimony (1919). This very adept actress appeared in several quality films during her career. After Officer Thirteen (1932) she retired from the silver screen in 1933.

On August 15, 1966, Seena died in Hollywood, CA, at age 72.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

George Walsh (1916 - 1924) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Silent-screen actress.
Co-wrote two of Dorothy Lamour's biggest hits: Aloma of the South Seas (1941) and Rainbow Island (1944).
Considered by most silent film cinematographers as one of the most stunning natural beauties ever to face a lens.
Her flat, weak voice induced her to retire come the advent of sound.
Met future husband actor George Walsh on the set of Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and, supposedly, D.W. Griffith was the matchmaker.
She was one of the many Hollywood socialites on board the yacht of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst when film producer Thomas H. Ince died there under mysterious circumstances.
Sister of Lillie Hayward.

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