~Esther Ralston~

Born: September 17, 1902 in Bar Harbour, Main, USA
Died: January 14, 1994 in Ventura, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
The Mighty (1929) ... Louise Patterson
The Wheel of Life (1929) .... Ruth Dangan
Betrayal (1929) .... Vroni
The Case of Lena Smith (1929) .... Lena Smith
Sawdust Paradise (1928) .... Hallie
Something Always Happens (1928) .... Diana Mallory
Love and Learn (1928) .... Nancy Blair
Half a Bride (1928) .... Patience Winslow
The Spotlight (1927) .... Lizzie Stokes/Olga Rostova
Figures Don't Lie (1927) .... Janet Wells
Ten Modern Commandments (1927) .... Kitty O'Day
Children of Divorce (1927) .... Jean Waddington
Fashions for Women (1927) .... Céleste de Givray and Lola Dauvry
Old Ironsides (1926) .... Esther
... aka Sons of the Sea (UK)
The Quarterback (1926) .... Louise Mason
The Blind Goddess (1926) .... Moira Devens - Movie Still Code: 914-X
The American Venus (1926) .... Mary Gray
Womanhandled (1925) .... Mollie
A Kiss for Cinderella (1925) .... Fairy Godmother
The Best People (1925) .... Alice O'Neil
The Trouble with Wives (1925) .... Dagmar
The Lucky Devil (1925) .... Doris McDee
Beggar on Horseback (1925) .... Cynthia Mason
The Little French Girl (1925)
The Goose Hangs High (1925) .... Dagmar Carroll
$50,000 Reward (1924) .... Carolyn Jordan
... aka Fifty Thousand Dollar Reward
... aka Winning a Woman
Peter Pan (1924) .... Mrs. Darling
Wolves of the North (1924) .... Madge Chester
The Title Holder (1924)
All's Swell on the Ocean (1924)
The Heart Buster (1924) .... Rose Hillyer
Jack O'Clubs (1924) .... Queenie Hatch
The Marriage Circle (1924) .... Miss Hofer
Fight and Win (1924)
Pure Grit (1923) .... Stella Bolling
The Wild Party (1923) .... Bess Furth
Blinky (1923) .... Mary Lou Kileen
The Victor (1923) .... Chewing gum baron's daughter
Railroaded (1923) .... Joan Dunster
Under Secret Orders (1923)
The Phantom Fortune (1923) .... Mary Rogers
The Prisoner (1923) .... Marie
Timberland Treachery (1922)
Oliver Twist (1922) .... Rose Maylie
The Lone Hand (1922)
... aka False Play
Youth to Youth (1922)
Pals of the West (1922) .... Nina
... aka Her Half Brother
Remembrance (1922) .... Beatrice
The Gypsy Trail (1922) .... Dorothy Gorman
Tracked Down (1922) .... Dorothy Alden
Dead Game (1922) .... Eva Mason
Unmasked (1922) .... Flora McKenzie
Daring Danger (1922) .... Ethel Stanton
The Further Adventures of Yorke Norroy (1922)
Pure and Simple (1922)
Crossing Trails (1921) .... Helen Stratton
What Do Men Want? (1921) (uncredited)
The Kid (1921) (uncredited) .... Extra in heaven scene
The Good Black Sheep (1921)
To Please One Woman (1920)
Whispering Devils (1920) .... Rose Gibbard
Dangerous to Men (1920)
The Butterfly Man (1920) (uncredited)
The Peddler of Lies (1920) .... Undetermined Role
Huckleberry Finn (1920) .... Mary Jane Wilks

For Husbands Only (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
The Doctor and the Woman (1918) (uncredited) .... Bit
The Deep Purple (1915)
~Los Angeles Times, 1994~
Esther Ralston was the beautiful blonde "American Venus" of silent films.

She made her screen debut in 1916 in "Phantom Fortunes" and took several small roles until she was
picked to play Mrs. Darling in the 1925 version of "Peter Pan."

Miss Ralston soon became one of the highest-paid actresses in silent films. She was publicized as the
"American Venus," the title of a film she made in 1926. She also earned the appellation of
"Paramount Clotheshorse," known for her extravagant lifestyle, which included riding about in a
Rolls-Royce with a chauffeur uniformed in whatever color matched her dress.

Her credits included "Huckleberry Finn," "Oliver Twist," "Beggar on Horseback," "A Kiss for
Cinderella" and "Children of Divorce."

Unlike many silent actresses, Miss Ralston moved easily into "talkies" and continued her film career
until the early 1940s.

Later, she acted occasionally in radio soap operas. But after three failed marriages and the loss of
her film fortune, she also supported herself working in a department store, a talent agency and an
Upstate New York utility company.

— Myrna Oliver in the Los Angeles Times Jan. 21, 1994
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