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."