~Virginia Valli~

Born: June 10, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: September 24, 1968 in Palm Springs, California, USA
~Biography~
A popular leading lady of the 1920s, Virginia Valli (born McSweeney) had appeared with a Milwaukee
stock company prior to making her screen debut with the Chicago-based Selig Polyscope Company in
1915. By 1917, she was a popular ingenue with Essanay, another Chicago producer. She became a top
star with Metro in Hollywood, who cast her opposite matinee idol Bert Lytell in several popular
melodramas in 1921-1922. Usually considered a victim of sound, Valli actually registered well in her first
talkie, Mr. Antonio (1929), and although she was considered a bit stiff and "too English" in The Isle of
Lost Ships (1929), her voice recorded well. But no longer in the first bloom of youth by 1930, Valli found
herself in a no-win position and chose to retire after Night Life in Reno (1931), a low-budget offering
from small-scale Artclass Pictures. That same year she married handsome leading man Charles Farrell
and would, as Mrs. Farrell, become the "first lady" of Palm Springs, CA.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Filmography~
Night Life in Reno (1931) ...June Wyatt
Guilty? (1930) ... Carolyn

The Lost Zeppelin (1929) ... Miriam Hall - Movie Still Code: TS54-X
Mister Antonio (1929) ... June Ramsey
The Isle of Lost Ships (1929) ... Dorothy Whitlock / Renwick
Behind Closed Doors (1929) .... Nina Laska
The Street of Illusion (1928) .... Sylvia
The Escape (1928) .... May Joyce
Ladies Must Dress (1927) .... Eve
East Side, West Side (1927) .... Becka Lipvitch
Judgment of the Hills (1927) .... Margaret Dix
Paid to Love (1927) .... Gaby
Evening Clothes (1927) .... Germaine
Marriage (1927) .... Marjorie Pope
Stage Madness (1927) .... Madame Lamphier
Flames (1926) .... Anne Travers
The Family Upstairs (1926) .... Louis Heller
Watch Your Wife (1926) .... Claudia Langham
The Pleasure Garden (1925) .... Patsy Brand
... aka Irrgarten der Leidenschaft (Germany)
The Man Who Found Himself (1925) .... Nora Brooks
The Lady Who Lied (1925) .... Fay Kennion
Siege (1925) .... Frederika
Up the Ladder (1925) .... Jane Cornwall
The Price of Pleasure (1925) .... Linnie Randall
K - The Unknown (1924) .... Sidney Page
In Every Woman's Life (1924) .... Sara Langford
The City of Stars (1924) .... Herself
The Signal Tower (1924) .... Sally Tolliver
The Confidence Man (1924) .... Margaret Leland
Wild Oranges (1924) .... Millie Stope
A Lady of Quality (1924) .... Clorinda Wildairs ... Movie Still Code: 3935-X
The Shock (1923) .... Gertrude Hadley
The Village Blacksmith (1923) .... Alice Hammond, the Daughter
The Storm (1922) .... Manette Fachard
The Black Bag (1922) .... Dorothy Calender
His Back Against the Wall (1922) .... Mary Welling
Tracked to Earth (1922) .... Anna Jones
The Right That Failed (1922) .... Constance Talbot
The Idle Rich (1921) .... Mattie Walling
The Devil Within (1921) .... Laura
A Trip to Paradise (1921) .... Nora O'Brien
The Man Who (1921) .... Mary Turner
Love's Penalty (1921) .... Mrs. Steven Saunders
Sentimental Tommy (1921) .... Lady Alice Pippinworth
The Silver Lining (1921) .... Evelyn Schofield
The Plunger (1920) .... Alice Houghton
The Common Sin (1920)
... aka For Your Daughter's Sake (USA: reissue title)
The Dead Line (1920) .... Julia Weston
The Very Idea (1920) .... Edith Goodhue

His Father's Wife (1919/I) .... Sally Tyler
The Black Circle (1919) .... Lucy Baird
A Romance of Rails and Power (1918)
... aka Electrification of Railroads (USA: alternative title)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1918) .... Widow Judson
Uneasy Money (1918) .... Elizabeth Nutcombe
The Fibbers (1917) .... Barbara
The Fable of the Speedy Sprite (1917)
Efficiency Edgar's Courtship (1917) .... Mary Pierce
The Long Green Trail (1917)
The Golden Idiot (1917) .... Faith Fanshawe
Much Obliged (1917)
Filling His Own Shoes (1917) .... Roxana
The Quarantined Bridegroom (1917)
Satan's Private Door (1917) .... June Rose
Skinner's Dress Suit (1917)
Vernon, the Bountiful (1916)
The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916) (as Miss Valli)