She became one of the most popular movie actresses of the 1920's and starred in the 1932 film Blondie of the Follies.
She was the core provider of her family while growing up, and made her money working as a model.
She was referred to as the American Beauty after starring in the 1927 film American Beauty.
She was married three times, first to silent film director Irvin Willat.
She starred with Douglas Fairbanks in the 1926 hit technicolor film The Black Pirate.