Jetta Goudal

Jetta Goudal


Jetta Goudal
Film: North side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Julie Henriette Goudeket on July 12, 1891 in Versailles, France
Died Jan. 14, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA

Jetta Goudal was a tall, regal French stage actress who became a popular screen siren in the heyday of silent pictures.

Goudal came to the United States after World War I. She had appeared on stage in France and elsewhere in Europe and began her career in the U.S. on Broadway.

She moved to films in 1923 with "The Bright Shawl" and for the next 10 years made a string of successes under the aegis of such famous directors as D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille.

Her early silent films included "The Green Goddess," "Salome of the Tenements," "The Forbidden Woman" and "Lady of the Pavements."

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