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Florence Turner (1885–1946)


Widely publicized as "The Vitagraph Girl," dark-haired silent film actress Florence Turner was one of the screen's first celebrities to be called by the term "movie star." Born in New York City in 1885, she was pushed into the business at age 3 by an overzealous stage mother, performing on the vaudeville stage as Eugenie Florence. Audiences took ... See full bio »

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Known For

College
College A Mother
(1927)
Daisy Doodad's Dial
Daisy Doodad's Dial Daisy Doodad
(1914)
East Is East
East Is East Victoria Vickers
(1916)
Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd Bathsheba Everdene
(1915)

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 1924 The Boatswain's Mate (Short)
Mrs. Walters
 1922 The Lights o' London (Short)
 1922 The Street Tumblers (Short)
Gypsy
 1920 Old Dials for New (Short)
 1919 Oh, It's E.Z. (Short)
 1914 Snobs (Short)
Gertie Childs
 1914 One Thing After Another (Short)
Fleurette
 1914 Polly's Progress (Short)
Polly
 1914 The Shepherd Lassie of Argyle (Short)
Mary Lachan
 1914/I For Her People (Short)
Joan
 1914 Daisy Doodad's Dial (Short)
Daisy Doodad (as Miss Florence Turner)
 1914 Flotilla the Flirt (Short)
Flotilla
 1914 Creatures of Habit (Short)
Flo
 1913 The Harper Mystery (Short)
Margaret Kent
 1913 The Lucky Stone (Short)
Alice Scott
 1913/II The Younger Sister (Short)
Peggy Wright
 1913 Pumps (Short)
Mary Carter
 1913 Jean's Evidence (Short)
 1913 Rose of Surrey (Short)
Rose Moore
 1913 Up and Down the Ladder (Short)
Luella Pears
 1913 Counsellor Bobby (Short)
Jenny Holliday - the Daughter
 1913 The Deerslayer (Short)
Hettty Hutter
 1913 A Window on Washington Park (Short)
The Old Man's Daughter
 1913 Let 'Em Quarrel (Short)
Maude - the Wife
 1913 Checkmated (Short)
Betty Bartlett
 1913 The House in Suburbia (Short)
June Trowbridge
 1913 Sisters All (Short)
Olga - a Poor Russian Dressmaker
 1913 The One Good Turn (Short)
 1913 Under the Make-Up (Short)
Pierrette
 1913 Stenographer Troubles (Short)
The Boss's Wife
 1913 The Skull (Short)
Mrs. Jordan
 1913 Cutey and the Twins (Short)
The Twins' Mother
 1913/II Everybody's Doing It (Short)
Grace Williams
 1913 The Wings of a Moth (Short)
Alice Wentworth
 1912 While She Powdered Her Nose (Short)
Betty Thompson
 1912 The Signal of Distress (Short)
Dolly Dillard
 1912 Susie to Susanne (Short)
Susie / Susanne
 1912 The Servant Problem; or, How Mr. Bullington Ran the House (Short)
Mrs. Fanny Bullington
 1912 Una of the Sierras (Short)
 1912 The Face or the Voice (Short)
Myna Borden
 1912 When Persistency and Obstinacy Meet (Short)
Dorothy Ellis
 1912 She Cried (Short)
Mame
 1912/I The Irony of Fate (Short)
Virginia Jameson
 1912 A Vitagraph Romance (Short)
Florence Turner
 1912 The Loyalty of Sylvia (Short)
Sylvia
 1912 Two Cinders (Short)
Miss Scott
 1912 Flirt or Heroine (Short)
Jean Harley
 1912 Wanted... a Grandmother (Short)
Kitty Mallory
 1912 Aunty's Romance (Short)
Doris Myhtle
 1912/I Her Diary (Short)
Mrs. Swanson - a Widow
 1912 Mrs. Carter's Necklace (Short)
 1912 Indian Romeo and Juliet (Short)
Ethona / Juliet
 1912 Jean Intervenes (Short)
Florence Hart
 1912 The Path of True Love (Short)
The Country Girl
 1911 One Touch of Nature (Short)
Helen Grochberg - the Jewish Daughter
 1911 Hypnotizing the Hypnotist (Short)
 1911 Auld Lang Syne (Short)
Jennie
 1911 Wig Wag (Short)
Mrs. Van Duyn - the Mother
 1911 The Answer of the Roses (Short)
Nina
 1911 Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer (Short)
Mrs. Earle - the Mother
 1911 Cherry Blossoms (Short)
Dollie - the Absent-Minded Sweetheart
 1911 Jealousy (Short)
 1911 The Thumb Print (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1911 The Wrong Patient (Short)
Cissy Morgan
 1911 Birds of a Feather (Short)
Mrs. Sutherland
 1911 Intrepid Davy (Short)
 1911 The Stumbling Block (Short)
Florence
 1911 The Sacrifice (Short)
Mrs. Downes
 1911 The Show Girl (Short)
Mrs. Renfrew
 1911 Prejudice of Pierre Marie (Short)
Babette - Pierre's Wife
 1911 Captain Barnacle's Courtship (Short)
Ivy Leach
 1911 The New Stenographer (Short)
The New Stenographer
 1911 Jean Rescues (Short)
Alice
 1910 A Dixie Mother (Short)
 1910 A Tin-Type Romance (Short)
Beth
 1910 The Winning of Miss Langdon (Short)
Miss Langdon
 1910 Love, Luck and Gasoline (Short)
The Passenger
 1910 Jean Goes Fishing (Short)
 1910 Auld Robin Gray (Short)
Jenny
 1910 Brother Man (Short)
 1910 Renunciation (Short)
 1910 Jean the Match-Maker (Short)
 1910 Rose Leaves (Short)
 1910 Back to Nature; or, The Best Man Wins (Short)
The Consul's Daughter
 1910 Her Mother's Wedding Gown (Short)
The Daughter
 1910 Peg Woffington (Short)
Peg Woffington
 1910/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
Topsy
 1910/I Over the Garden Wall (Short)
 1910 Sisters (Short)
 1910/I St. Elmo (Short)
Edna Earle
 1910 For Her Sister's Sake (Short)
 1910 Ranson's Folly (Short)
 1910 Twelfth Night (Short)
Viola
 1910 Caught in His Own Trap (Short)
The Girl
 1909 A Gift from Santa Claus (Short)
 1909 The Heart of a Clown (Short)
 1909 Launcelot and Elaine (Short)
Elaine
 1909 His Masterpiece (Short)
 1909 The Three Kisses (Short)
 1909 Fuss and Feathers (Short)
 1909 King Lear (Short)
Goneril (unconfirmed)
 1909 Kenilworth (Short)
 1909 A Daughter of the Sun (Short)
 1908 An Unexpected Santa Claus (Short)
 1908 The Merchant of Venice (Short)
Jessica
 1908 Miss Sherlock Holmes (Short)
Nell
 1908 The New Stenographer (Short)
 1908 Saved by Love (Short)
 1908 Ex-Convict No. 900 (Short)
 1908 Richard III (Short)
 1908 Romance of a War Nurse (Short)
 1908 Love Will Find a Way (Short)
 1908/I Romeo and Juliet (Short)
 1908 Macbeth (Short)
Banquet Guest
 1907 The Gipsy's Warning (Short)
 1907 Cast Up by the Sea (Short)
 1907 Athletic American Girls (Short)
 1907 How to Cure a Cold (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Miss Florence Turner | Baby Twinkles

Height:

4' 10" (1.47 m)
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Trivia:

She was a major star at Vitagraph in the late 'teens and '20s, but by the 1930s her career had sunk to the point where she was doing occasional day work as an extra. In 1937 MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, hearing of her plight, offered her a contract at MGM as a stock extra, guaranteeing her a steady income. She stayed at MGM for four years, then in 1941 entered the Motion Picture Country Home,... See more »

Nickname:

The Vitagraph Girl See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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