Who Is Clara Bow?

Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress born on July 29, 1905, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

She rose to prominence during the silent film era of the 1920s and successfully transitioned to "talkies" in 1929.

Her role as a feisty shopgirl in the film earned her global renown and the nickname "The It Girl".

Bow came to represent the Roaring Twenties and is recognized as its leading sex symbol.

Bow featured in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including successes like Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927).

She was named first box-office attraction in 1928 and 1929, and second in 1927 and 1930.

Her appearance in a film was touted to provide investors with a "safe return" at nearly two-to-one odds.

In January 1929, at the peak of her popularity, she received almost 45,000 fan letters.

Actor Rex Bell and actress Bow departed from theater two years later in 1931, and Bow went on to become a rancher in Nevada.

Her final movie, Hoop-La, was released in 1933. Bow died of a heart attack in September 1965, when she was 60.