Alice Hollister
Date of Birth
Sep 28, 1886
Birth Place:
Worcester, MA


Although she would make the character her very own, Theda Bara was not screen history's first "vamp." That distinction should in all likelihood go to Alice Hollister, a dark-haired Kalem stock company player who appeared as Mary Magdalene in From the Manger to the Cross (1912). The following year, Hollister even starred as The Vampire and, like Bara, she did not play a blood-sucking demon but a...