~Alma Rubens~

Born: February 19, 1897 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: January 22, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Los Angeles Times~
Alma Rubens was one of the most prominent actresses during her reign of 12 years in silent pictures.

In 1917 the stage beckoned the beautiful dark-eyed girl when she took the place of a musical comedy
actress who had become ill.

Her meteoric career on the stage and screen elevated her to new heights in the entertainment world, her
name sweeping across the film firmament only to fade suddenly when she fell into the grip of narcotics.

The last motion picture Rubens appeared in was "Show Boat." She had a minor part in it and in "She
Goes to War." Both pictures were produced after she had been treated and pronounced cured of the
drug habit in the State Narcotic Hospital at Spadra and the State Hospital at Patton.

Her last stage appearance was about a year ago in a one-act play produced at the Writer's Club in
Hollywood. She then appeared on the stage in New York.

Rubens returned to Hollywood in December 1930 and had been here less than two weeks when she
once more found herself in the public eye as a result of her arrest in San Diego for possession of

The name of Alma Rubens burst dazzlingly into the list of great actresses when she starred in her first
major production, "The Half-Breed," with Douglas Fairbanks. Then came "The World and His Wife."
Other successes were "Humoresque," "Find the Woman," "The Valley of Silent Men," "Enemies of
Women," "Under the Red Robe," "The Gilded Butterfly" and "Siberia."

— Los Angeles Times Jan. 22, 1931
She Goes to War (1929) .... Rosie
Show Boat (1929) .... Julie Dozier
The Masks of the Devil (1928) .... Countess Zellner
... aka The Masks of Satan
Heart of Salome (1927) .... Helene
One Increasing Purpose (1927) (uncredited)
Marriage License? (1926) .... Wanda Heriot
Siberia (1926) .... Sonia Vronsky
The Gilded Butterfly (1926) .... Linda Haverhill
East Lynne (1925) .... Lady Isabel
The Winding Stair (1925) .... Marguerite
Fine Clothes (1925) .... Paula
A Woman's Faith (1925) .... Nerée Caron
... aka The Clash
She Wolves (1925) .... Germaine D'Artois
The Dancers (1925) .... Maxine
Is Love Everything? (1924) .... Virginia Carter
Gerald Cranston's Lady (1924) .... Hermione, Lady Gerald Cranston
The Price She Paid (1924) .... Mildred Gower
Cytherea (1924) .... Savina Grove
... aka The Forbidden Way (USA)
The Rejected Woman (1924) .... Diane Du Prez
Week End Husbands (1924) .... Barbara Belden
Under the Red Robe (1923) .... Renee de Cocheforet
Enemies of Women (1923) .... Alicia
The Valley of Silent Men (1922) .... Marette Radison
Find the Woman (1922) .... Sophie Carey
Thoughtless Women (1920) .... Annie Marnet
The World and His Wife (1920) .... Teodora
Humoresque (1920) .... Gina Berg (formerly Minnie Ginsberg)

A Man's Country (1919) .... Kate Carewe
Diane of the Green Van (1919) .... Diane Westfall
Restless Souls (1919) .... Marion Gregory
The Ghost Flower (1918) .... Giulia
False Ambition (1918) .... Judith/Zariska
The Painted Lily (1918) .... Mary Fanjoy
Madame Sphinx (1918) .... Celeste
The Love Brokers (1918) .... Charlotte Carter
The Answer (1918) .... Lorraine Van Allen
I Love You (1918) .... Felice
The Gown of Destiny (1917) .... Natalie Drew
The Regenerates (1917) .... Catherine Ten Eyck
The Firefly of Tough Luck (1917) .... Firefly
The Cold Deck (1917) .... Coralie
Master of His Home (1917) (as Alma Ruben) .... Millicent Drake
An Old Fashioned Young Man (1917)
A Woman's Awakening (1917) (as Alma Rueben) .... Cousin Kate
Truthful Tulliver (1917) .... Grace Burton
The Americano (1916) .... Juana de Castalar
The Children Pay (1916) .... Editha, their stepmother
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) (uncredited) .... Girl of the Marriage Market
(Babylonian Story)
... aka Intolerance (USA: short title)
... aka Intolerance: A Sun-Play of the Ages (USA: copyright title)
Judith of the Cumberlands (1916)
... aka The Moonshine Menace (USA: reissue title)
The Half-Breed (1916) .... Teresa
... aka The Carquinez Woods
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) .... His Female Accomplice
Reggie Mixes In (1916) .... Lemona Reighley
... aka Facing the Music
A Woman's Wiles (1915) (as Alma Ruben) .... Lucile Bergere - a Parisian Model
... aka A Model's Adventure (USA: alternative title)
Peer Gynt (1915) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
The Birth of a Nation (1915) (uncredited) .... Belles of 1861
... aka In the Clutches of the Ku Klux Klan (USA: cut version)
... aka The Birth of the Nation; Or The Clansman (second copyright title)
... aka The Clansman (USA: Los Angeles title)
The Gangsters and the Girl (1914) .... Molly
Narcotic Spectre (1914)
Banzai (1913)