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Silent Movie - Actresses
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!
- Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), Sunset Boulevard (1950)

And what faces they were! We present a tiny selection of portraits of some of the most charismatic actresses in silent cinema. Some names have gone on to be iconic, some have been lost to time just like their movies, but all have an incredible presence which is visible even in still photographs.