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Olive Borden (1906–1947)

Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent era, Borden was a 'Mack Sennet' bathing beauty at 15 and reached the peak of her career in 1926 when she made 11 films for Fox Studios and was earning $1,500 a week. Refusing to take a salary cut, Borden abruptly left Fox in 1928 and made only a few pictures for other studios before ... See full bio »

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Known For

Half Marriage Judy Paige
Gang War Flowers
Sinners in Love Ann Hardy


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 1934 The Inventors (Short)
The teacher (uncredited)
 1933 The Mild West (Short)
Baby Doll
 1933 Gobs of Fun (Short)
 1933 Leave It to Me
 1933 Hotel Variety
 1932 The Divorce Racket
Marie Douglas
 1932 Moonlight and Cactus (Short)
 1930 The Social Lion
Gloria Staunton
 1930 Hello Sister
Vee Newell
 1929 Wedding Rings
Eve Quinn
 1929 Dance Hall
Gracie Nolan
 1929 Half Marriage
Judy Paige
 1929 The Eternal Woman
 1929 Love in the Desert
 1928 Sinners in Love
Ann Hardy
 1928 Stool Pigeon
 1928 Gang War
 1928 Virgin Lips
 1928 The Albany Night Boat
 1927 Come to My House
Joan Century
 1927 Pajamas
Angela Wade
 1927 The Joy Girl
Jewel Courage
 1927 The Secret Studio
Rosemary Merton
 1927 The Monkey Talks
 1926 The Country Beyond
 1926 3 Bad Men
Lee Carleton
 1926 Fig Leaves
Eve Smith
 1926 Yellow Fingers
 1926 My Own Pal
Alice Deering
 1926 The Yankee Señor
 1925 The Uneasy Three (Short)
Member of Metropolitan Trio (uncredited)
 1925 The Overland Limited
Ruth Dent
 1925 The Happy Warrior
 1925 Grounds for Divorce
 1925 Riders of the Kitchen Range (Short)
 1925 Good Morning, Nurse (Short)
Nurse May Ward
 1925 Tell It to a Policeman (Short)
Female thief
 1925 Bad Boy (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1925 Excuse My Glove (Short) (uncredited)
 1925 Should Husbands Be Watched? (Short)
The New Maid
 1925 Dog Days (Short)
Woman with dog (uncredited)
 1925 The Dressmaker from Paris
Mannequin (uncredited)
 1924 The Rubber-Neck (Short)
 1924 Just a Good Guy (Short)
Slippery Sue
 1924 The Royal Razz (Short)
 1924 Meet the Missus (Short)
 1924 The Poor Fish (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1924 All Wet (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1924 The Sky Plumber (Short)
 1924 Too Many Mammas (Short)
The Boss's Girlfriend
 1924 Lost Dog (Short)
 1924 Should Landlords Live? (Short)
 1924 Outdoor Pajamas (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1924 South o' the North Pole (Short)
 1924 Why Men Work (Short)
 1924 Sweet Daddy (Short)
Woman In Backseat
 1924 Our Congressman (Short)
 1924 Don't Park There (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
 1924 Air Pockets (Short)
Morgan's Daughter
 1924 Midnight Blues (Short)
 1924 Wide Open (Short)
Mrs. Newlywed
 1924 Neck and Neck (Short)
 1923 Ponjola
Native Girl (uncredited)
 1923 Children of Jazz
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared (as herself) in a special promotional trailer for Wedding Rings (1929).

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Olive Borden Official Site


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

When I left the Fox lot about a year ago I was so nervous I didn't know if I was temperamental or not. So I moved to the beach for three months and became just a kid again, doing the things kids like to do and enjoying myself generally. Then I came back and want to work because I wanted to prove to myself that I am not temperamental. See more »


A simple funeral was held at the Sunshine Mission for Women where its founder, Pastor Essie Binkley West, performed last rites, saying "She played her greatest role when she became a star for Jesus". No one from her glory days in Hollywood was there, but a fairly large crowd came from the surrounding community of Skid Row. See more »


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