Eleanor Boardman

Photo: Albert Witzel (1879-1929)

1898 - 1991

The actress Eleanor Boardman had her first job at the age of 15 when she worked as a model for Eastman Kodak. She was very successful and became the "Kodak Girl". 

Finally she decided to try her luck in Hollywood. She got her first contract at Goldwyn Pictures in 1922 and took part in "The Strangers' Banquet" (22), "Gimme" (23) and "Vanity Fair" (23).

Especially director King Vidor became an important support for her career in the next years. She shot with him the movies "Three Wise Fools" (23), "Wine of Youth" (24), "The Wife of the Centaur" (25), "Proud Flesh" (25), "Bardelys the Magnificent" (26) and their greatest common success "The Crowd" (28).
They got married in 1926.

When Goldwyn Pictures merged to MGM she kept at the new company and played for the company regularly in movies till 1932. To her well-known movies for MGM belong among others "The Circle" (25), "She Goes to War" (29), "The Great Meadow" (31) and "Women Love Once" (31).

She left MGM in 1932 and got a divorce from King Vidor. She went to Europe where she appeared in her last two movies "La traviesa molinera" (34) and "The Three Cornered Hat" (35) before she retired from the filmbusiness. She lived with her second husband Henri d'Abbadie d?Arrast in the Pyrenees till 1968. After the death of her husband she moved to Montecito, California where she died at the age of 93. 

Other movies with Eleanor Boardman:
Souls for Sale (23) The Day of Faith (23) True As Steel (24) Sinners in Silk (24) The Turmoil (24) So This Is Marriage? (24) The Silent Accuser (24) The Way of a Girl (25) The Only Thing (25) Exchange of Wives (25) Memory Lane (26) The Auction Block (26) Tell It to the Marines (26) Diamond Handcuffs (28) Mamba (30) Redemption (30) The Flood (31) The Squaw Man (31) The Big Chance (33)