Silent Sirens – Theda Bara

Theda Bara caught the public’s imagination so much that the studios launched a massive publicity campaign, whereupon they billed her as the daughter of an Eastern Prince and a French actress, born in the Sahara desert, where she spent much of her childhood under the shadow of the Sphynx. Her publicists also pointed out that Theda Bara was an anagram of ‘Arab Death’.

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