~Katherine MacDonald~

Born: December 14, 1881 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Died: June 4, 1956 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Silent-screen actress Katherine MacDonald was a star of large ego and small talent, whose
much-admired hourglass figure earned her the nickname "The American Beauty." At the peak of
her popularity, MacDonald starred as Lady Jane in the second screen version of the old David
Belasco success The Squaw Man (1918). Lavishly produced, the old Victorian stage play had more in
its favor than MacDonald's much-vaunted beauty, but she was the entire show in potboilers such as
The Beauty Market (1919), The Beautiful Liar (1921), and Chastity (1923). All in all, Katherine
MacDonald was better known from the gossip columns, where her rumored affair with Woodrow
Wilson became the talk of the town. MacDonald was the sister of screen actress Mary MacLaren,
with whom she kept up a very public feud.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Old Loves and New (1926) .... Elinor Carew/Lady Geraldine
The Unnamed Woman (1925) .... Flora Brookes
Chastity (1923) .... Norma O'Neill
The Scarlet Lily (1923) .... Dora Mason
The Lonely Road (1923) .... Betty Austin
Refuge (1923) .... Nadia
Money! Money! Money! (1923) .... Priscilla Hobbs
The Woman Conquers (1922) .... Ninon Le Compte
White Shoulders (1922) .... Virginia Pitman
Heroes and Husbands (1922) .... Susanne Danbury
Domestic Relations (1922) .... Barbara Benton
The Infidel (1922) .... Lola Daintry
The Woman's Side (1922) .... Mary Gray
The Beautiful Liar (1921) .... Helen Haynes/Elsie Parmelee
Her Social Value (1921) .... Marion Hoyte
Stranger Than Fiction (1921) .... Diane Drexel
My Lady's Latchkey (1921) .... Annesley Grayle
Trust Your Wife (1921)
The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1920) ...Mary MacNeill
Curtain (1920) .... Nancy Bradshaw
Notorious Miss Lisle (1920) .... Gaenor Lisle
Passion's Playground (1920) .... Mary Grant
The Turning Point (1920) .... Diana Tennant

The Beauty Market (1919) .... Amelie Thorndike
The Thunderbolt (1919) .... Ruth Pomeroy
High Pockets (1919) .... Joy Blythe
The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1919) .... Mary MacNeill
Speedy Meade (1919) .... Mary Dillman
The Squaw Man (1918) .... Diana, Henry's Wife
Battling Jane (1918) .... Poliet's daughter
Riddle Gawne (1918) .... Kathleen Harkness
Shark Monroe (1918) .... Marjorie Hilton
His Own Home Town (1918) .... Carol Landis
Mr. Fix-It (1918) .... Georgiana Burroughs
Headin' South (1918) .... The Girl
The Spirit of '17 (1918) (as Katherine McDonald) .... Flora Edwards