5 Best Movie Stars Of The 1920s

Looking for the 5 best movie stars of the 1920’s? The decade of the '20s was a breakthrough time for the industry of film, and is known as the silent era and “pre-talkies.” Here are five of the best actors from the 1920’s.

  1. Clara Bow The famous red-headed actress Clara Bow was known for her sex appeal in her films during the 20’s. Her most popular films included “Dancing Mothers” and “Mantrap” as well as the bit hit “It.”
  2. Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor quickly gathered a large quantity of fans after receiving an award for Best Actress in the 1927 film “Seventh Heaven.” She also won an award for her role in “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.” Gaynor also dominated the screen in the film “The Four Devils.”
  3. Greta Garbo Greta Garbo first appeared on the screen in America in the 20’s in the flim “The Torrent” and then landed a huge role in the same time-period in the film “Flesh and the Devil.”  Her career boomed and lasted for years to come.
  4. Lon Chaney, Sr. Lon Chaney, Sr. is best known for his widely alternative roles in films like “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” He was also known as “the man of a thousand faces” because of his versatility in films.
  5. Mary Pickford Mary Pickford, also known as “America’s Sweetheart” was one of the most popular actors of the silent era. Pickford started her career as a child, and quickly rose to fame. Her best known films included “The Black Pirate” and “Coquette.”
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