Enid Bennett
Date of Birth
Jul 15, 1895
Birth Place:
York, Australia

Biography

Inaugurating her stage career in her native Australia, actress Enid Bennett came to the U.S. in the 'teens with a touring repertory troupe. Securing work at the Thomas Ince studios, Enid rapidly attained nominal stardom, and also helped launch the career of her younger sister, character actress Marjorie Bennett. Enid's most famous silent role, Maid Marian in Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood (1922), was also the one which made the fewest demands on her acting skills. She cut down on her screen appearances after her mid-1920s marriage to director Fred Niblo (she later married producer Sidney Franklin). Enid Bennett showed up in supporting roles in the first decade of talking pictures, then retired altogether in 1940. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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