~Alice Terry~

Born: July 24, 1899 in Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Died: December 22, 1987 in Burbank, California, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Portrait of Alice Terry~
~Los Angeles Times, 1987~
Alice Terry was a silent screen actress who co-starred with such early movie idols as Rudolph Valentino
and Ramon Novarro.

Miss Terry made her film debut in 1916, but did not rise to fame until she appeared in a series of
movies directed by her husband, director Rex Ingram, in the 1920s. She had dark hair, but often wore a
blond wig while performing on screen.

Among her film credits are "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," opposite Valentino in 1921; "The
Prisoner of Zenda," 1922; "The Arab," with Novarro, 1924, and "The Garden of Allah" in 1927. In all,
she starred in at least 26 feature-length films.

Her career suffered, however, after a move to Europe in 1924, after a rift between her husband and
film mogul Louis B. Mayer. It ended when the "talkies" brought an end to the silent film era in the late

She retired to the San Fernando Valley in 1932, dabbling in art work.

In 1951, Miss Terry sued Columbia Pictures Corp. for $750,000 over the manner in which she was
depicted in a film based on Valentino's life. The movie, Miss Terry complained, suggested that she had
"a meretricious and illicit love affair" with Valentino while married to Ingram, who died in 1949.

Miss Terry settled the suit out of court in 1953 for a sum that was described publicly only as

— Los Angeles Times Dec. 26, 1987
The Garden of Allah (1927) .... Domini Enfilden
Lovers? (1927) .... Felicia
The Magician (1926/I) .... Margaret Dauncey
Mare Nostrum (1926) .... Freya Talberg
... aka Our Sea (USA)
Any Woman (1925) .... Ellen Linden
Confessions of a Queen (1925) .... Frederika/The Queen
Sackcloth and Scarlet (1925) .... Joan Freeman
The Great Divide (1925) .... Ruth Jordan
The Arab (1924) .... Mary Hilbert
Scaramouche (1923) .... Aline de Kercadiou, Quintin's Neice
Where the Pavement Ends (1923) .... Matilda Spener
The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) .... Princess Flavia
Turn to the Right (1922) .... Elsie Tillinger
The Conquering Power (1921) .... Eugenie Grandet
... aka Eugenie Grandet (USA)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) .... Marguerite Laurier
Hearts Are Trumps (1920) .... Dora Woodberry
The Devil's Passkey (1920) (uncredited) .... Extra
Shore Acres (1920) (uncredited) .... Extra
The Day She Paid (1919) (as Alice Taafe)
... aka Oats and the Woman
The Valley of the Giants (1919) (as Alice Taafe) .... Mrs. Cardigan
... aka In the Valley of the Giants
The Love Burglar (1919) (as Alice Taafe) .... Elsie Strong
Thin Ice (1919) .... Jocelyn Miller
The Trimmed Lamp (1918)
Love Watches (1918) .... Charlotte Bernier
The Brief Debut of Tildy (1918) .... Tildy
Sisters of the Golden Circle (1918) .... Mrs. Pinkey McGuire
The Song and the Sergeant (1918)
Old Wives for New (1918) (as Alice Taafe) .... Saleslady
A Bachelor's Children (1918) .... Penelope Winthrop
The Clarion Call (1918)
Alimony (1917) (uncredited) .... Extra
The Bottom of the Well (1917) .... Anita Thomas
Strictly Business (1917)
Wild Winship's Widow (1917) (as Alice Taafe) .... Marjory Howe
A Corner in Colleens (1916) (as Alice Taafe) .... Daisy
Civilization (1916) (uncredited) .... Extra (Various, from a peasant to a German Soldier)
Not My Sister (1916) (as Alice Taafe) .... Ruth Tyler