Mignon Anderson

Mignon Anderson
Foto: Albert Witzel (1879-1929)

1892 - 1983


The actress Mignon Anderson belonged to the first movies stars of the American silent movie era and she was especially very popular in the first half of the 10s.

Because her parents already were stage actors it seemed likely that she also got an actress. She already had her first stage appearance at the age of six months. It followed other theater engagements as a teenager.
She began her film career at the age of 18 with "The Winter's Tale" (10) and she became a much demanded movie actress in the next years.
To her numerous movies belong "Robet Emmett" (11), "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" (11), "David Copperfield" (11), "Nicholas Nickleby" (12), "Dora Thorne" (12), "The Merchant of Venice" (12), "Miss Robinson Crusoe" (12), "The Thunderbolt" (12), "A Mystery of Wall Street" (13), "Sherlock Holmes Solves the Sign of the Four" (13), "The Patriot" (13), "Robin Hood" (13), "Two Little Dromios" (14), "Guilty or Not Guilty" (14), "Rivalry" (14), "The Million Dollar Mystery" (14), "The Messenger of Death" (14), "The Terror of Anger" (14), "The Reformation of Peter and Paul" (15), "The Girl of the Sea" (15) and "The Price of Her Silence" (15).

Her cinematical works diminished in the second half of the 10s and she dedicated again to the theater.
To her movies of those years belong "The Woman in Politics" (16), "The City of Illusion" (16), "The Phantom's Secret" (17), "The Hunted Man" (17), "The Master Spy" (17), "The Claim" (18), "The Midnight Stage" (19) and "The House of Intrigue" (19).

Her last cinematical works came at the beginning of the 20s into being with "Mountain Madness" (20), "The Heart of a Woman" (20) and "Kisses" (22).

She was well-known for playing many daredevil scenes by herself. Among others she jumped out of windows, made furious carrides and she threw herself down from cliffs. She was also very sportive in many fields.

Mignon Anderson was married with the actor J. Morris Foster with whom she played regularly in front of the camera. She had the nicknames "Filet Mignon" and "The Midget".

Other movies with Mignon Anderson:
Silas Marner (11) A Master of Millins (11) As It Was in the Beginning (12) The Star of the Side Show (12) Her Secret (12) On the Stroke of Five (12) Farm and Flat (12) The Finger of Scorn (12) Treasure Trove (12) A New Cure for Divorse (12) Old Doctor Judd (12) Big Sister (12) When a Count Counted (12) Lucile (12) Orator, Knight and Cow Charmer (12) At the Foot of the Ladder (12) Please Help the Pore (12) When Mercy Tempers Justice (12) The Truant's Doom (12) Standing Room Only (12) A Will and a Way (12) At Liberty – Good Press Agent (12) With the Mounted Police (12) The Evidence of the Film (13) While Mrs. McFadden Looked Out (13) Half Way to Reno (13) Just a Shabby Doll (13) Babies Prohibited (13) The Woman Who Did Not Care (13) The Girl and the Grafter (13) The Children's Conspiracy (13) A Business Woman (13) A Pullman Nightmare (13) A Victim of Circumstances (13) King René's Daughter (13) Her Two Jewels (13) When Darkness Came (13) Willie, the Wild Man (13) Proposal by Prosy (13) The Spirit of Envy (13) A Daughter Worth While (13) The Plot Against the Governor (13) The Old Folks at Home (13) A Clothes-Line Quarrel (13) A Beauty Parlor Graduate (13) Turkey Trot Town (14) An Elusive Diamond (14) Why Reginald Reformed (14) The Golden Cross (14) The Scientist's Doll (14) When Sorrow Fades (14) The Tin Soldier and the Dolls (14) Beating Back (14) When Algy Froze Up (14) From the Flames (14) Getting Rid of Algy (14) Lost: A Union Suit (14) A Dog of Flanders (14) Pamela Congreve (14) The Man Without Fear (14) The Harlow Handicap (14) The Substitute (14) The Guiding Hand (14) Stronger Than Death (14) Conscience (14) Jean of the Wilderness (14) A Denver Romance (14) Naidra, the Dream Woman (14) When East Meets West (14) A Hatful of Trouble (14) Lucy's Elopement (14) The Bridal Bouquet (15) Her Menacing Past (15) An Inside Tip (15) A Yellowstone Honeymoon (15) In the Jury Room (15) The Shoplifter (15) The Magnet of Destruciton (15) The Handicap of Beauty (15) A Scientific Mother (15) The Song of the Heart (15) The House That Jack Moved 15) Innocence at Monte Carlo (15) A Maker of Guns (15) Madame Blanche, Beauty Doctor (15) Dot on the Day Line Boat (15) Outcasts of Society (15) Milestones of Life (15) The Revenge of the Steeple-Jack (15) A Message Through Flames (15) John T. Rocks and the Fliwer (15) At the Patrician Club (15) The Mill on the Floss (15) The Knotted Cord (16) Her Husband's Wife (16) Perils of the Secret Service (17) Even As You and I (17) The Circus of Life (17) A Young Patriot (17) Meet My Wife (17) A Wife on Trial (17) The Shooting Party (18) The Secret Peril (19) Marry My Wife (19) Blind Man's Eyes (19) King Spruce (20) Cupid's Brand (21)