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Esther Ralston (Esther Worth)

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Biography

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Projected as wholesome but fun-loving, Maine-born leading lady Esther Ralston enjoyed a prime silent age career and, at her peak, was packaged and publicized as "The American Venus" by none other than that of showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. after appearing as a dazzling beauty queen in the film of the same name (The American Venus (1926)). A decade later, the blonde beauty's career, however, had tapered off.

Christened Esther Worth in 1902, Ms. Ralston endured a "born in a trunk" existence as the child of parents who graced the burlesque, carnival and vaudeville circuits. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Ruth Dangan

The Wheel of Life 1929

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Character: Madeline Smith

Lonely Wives 1931

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Character: Antonia Farraday

The Prodigal 1931

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Character: Dorothy Manning

The Marines Are Coming 1934

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Character: Gwen de la Rue

Romance in the Rain 1934

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