Evelyn Brent Overview:

Actress, Evelyn Brent, was born Mary Elizabeth Riggs on Oct 20, 1899 in Tampa, FL. Brent died at the age of 75 on Jun 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Inge Gregusch on Nov 17, 2014 From Creme de la Creme

With her curly bobbed hair and perfect profile, petite was a stylish actress with serious star power during the 1920s. 'Feathers':  When Brent was cast in Josef von Sternberg's 1927 silent classic Underworld costumed by Travis Banton, it was fashion magic. The "Feathers McC... Read full article

Forgotten Stars Blogathon:

By FlickChick on Oct 28, 2014 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Forgotten Stars blogathon. Click HERE to read more entries about stars who were once at the top of the heap. : The Scowling Seductress of the Silents the beauteous The rise and fall of is a true Hol... Read full article

A Tribute to

By Silentfilmfanatic on Sep 1, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Born Mary Elizabeth Riggs in Tampa, Florida, on October 20, 1899, to a fourteen-year- old Italian mother and a seventeen- year-old Irish American father, the actress had a miserable childhood. Her father died when she was three years old and her mother died and left her penniless at the age of four... Read full article

Cinematic Style:

By Christina Stewart on Aug 7, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Unless you?re a devotee of Josef von Sternberg?s films of the late 1920?s you probably haven?t heard of . More than likely you?ve seen images of her, for she was a striking beauty, but you just can?t seem to place her or remember who she was. Brent was a popular Paramount silent film sta... Read full article

Silent Film Star Photos: , Petite, sultry leading lady of the 1920's and 30's.

By Dawn on Jul 15, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(October 20, 1901 - June 4, 1975). she was 10 years old when her mother Eleanor died, leaving her father Arthur to raise her alone. After moving to New York City as a teenager, she worked as a model which led to a wonderful opportunity in the new business of making movies. She visited t... Read full article

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Evelyn Brent Quotes:

Cherry Malotte: I'm Cherry Malotte! They know about me from San Francisco to Sitka. My reputation's got marks on it I couldn't rub off if I wanted to! I am what I am! I don't know how they finally settle things in this world or the next, but when the day comes I'll stand there with my chin up and take what's coming to me. And I wouldn't trade places with you, you white-livered, sweet-smelling hypocrite if they gave me a one-way ticket to Hell!

Frederick 'Fred': I haven't played my last card.
Cherry Malotte: Got ya dealing off the bottom of the deck though, haven't they?
Frederick 'Fred': I came here to give you fair warning...
Cherry Malotte: [jumps to her feet] And I'm givin' it right back to you!

Cherry Malotte: When I love a man, I don't need any rules.
Mildred Wayland: Obviously. I shouldn't have come. I know about your sort.
Cherry Malotte: You don't have to put me in my place. I know about me.

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