Lillian Gish by © Kira Bodensted

Lillian Diana Gish (1893 – 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. Gish was called The First Lady of American Cinema.
She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D. W. Griffith, including her leading role in one of the highest grossing films of the era Griffiths seminal Birth of a Nation (1915). Her sound-era film appearances were sporadic, but included well-known roles in the controversial western Duel in the Sun (1946) and the offbeat thriller Night of the Hunter (1955). She did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing, for the first time, opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film The Whales of August.

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  • micklyn
    micklynover 1 year ago

    Such gorgeous work, Kira!

  • Thank you so much dear friend, I really appreciate your support ☺xx

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work, Kira

  • Many thanks Tori ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    This is fabulous. She was always a beautiful woman.

  • Thanks a lot Bunny, yes she was ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago


  • Thank you Keith ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    beautiful Kira!

  • Thank you Carol ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 1 year ago

    Lovely work Kira, what an exquisite face and eyes like moons, beautiful. xx

  • Thank you so much Brian, I’m so glad you like it ☺xx
    Have a great weekend.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Photographique-Noire .
    Photographique...over 1 year ago

    She reminds me of Maria from Metropolis. Doing a search on her made me realise why. Lovely! Great image choice.

  • There is more than one Metropolis (film), I’m not sure what you mean, but thank you very much for stopping by and for the favs and comments – much appreciated ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Photographique-Noire .
    Photographique...over 1 year ago

    Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, she reminds me of the main character.
    Being from the same era, Lillian Gish has a similar style and look.

  • Thank you ☺ I don’t think it ever played here in Copenhagen.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 1 year ago

    Good Lord …. I have never seen this image of the beautiful Lillian Gish , those astonishing eyes are just breathtaking , another stunning vintage from your amazing gallery Kira . Woawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwxox

  • I thought those eyes might get your attention Paul lol
    Thank you for stopping by – always a pleasure to see you ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

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