If you are a fan of old movies, then you know about the first true artist of the silent screen, Lillian Gish. She was popular in the 1920s for her roles in the first silent films to go on screen. She was a popular and well-loved actress but it came at a price.
Dainty and gentle, she would put herself through extreme measures to suit the roles – cold, hot, over-eating, starvation – and much more. She became known for her passion for her job and she also was known for her strength throughout every role that she played. Director D.W Griffith called her a true beauty and said that she was perfect for the world at that time in terms of what everyone was looking for.