Born 1901 in Dallas, Texas, Bebe Daniels was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer who began her career in Hollywood during the silent film era as a child actress, became a star in musicals such as Rio Rita, and later gained further fame on radio and television in Britain.
In a long career, Daniels appeared in 230 films, notably as Monsieur Beaucaire (1924), Rio Rita (1929), Dixiana (1930) and Love Comes Along (1930).
Daniels retired from Hollywood in 1935 with her husband, film actor Ben Lyon, and their two children, and then she moved to London. In February 1939, Daniels and Lyon co-starred in a series of commercial radio shows, the Rinso Radio Revue, recorded in London for Radio Luxembourg.
In 1945, she returned to Hollywood for a short time to work as a film producer for Hal Roach and Eagle-Lion Films. She returned to the UK in 1948 and lived there for the remainder of her life. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in London at the age of 70 in 1971.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Bebe Daniels in the 1920s and 1930s.