American actress and producer Gloria Swanson was a major Hollywood star in the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. Throughout the 1920s, Swanson was one of Hollywood’s top box office draws.
Swanson starred in dozens of silent films, and was nominated for the first Academy Award for Best Actress. She also produced her own films during this period, including The Love of Sunya (1927) and Sadie Thompson (1928). In 1929, Swanson transitioned into talkies with her performance in The Trespasser.
Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s and she subsequently ventured into theater and television.
These stunning pics of Gloria Swanson were taken by English photographer Allen Warren in her New York apartment in 1972 when she was 73.
“I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.” – Gloria Swanson