American actress who was also one of the first female writers, directors and producers in the film industry and appeared in Fatty and Mabel Adrift.
She worked as an artist's model before becoming an actress at age sixteen.
She was questioned by police in the murder of her lover, director William Desmond Taylor. Later, however, she was ruled out as a suspect.
She was married to actor Lew Cody from 1926 until her death in 1930.
She starred alongside silent film legend Charlie Chaplin in the 1914 film Tillie's Punctured Romance.