10 Forgotten Stars Of The Silent Film Era

The great legends of Hollywood are remembered as much for their work as their often sensational personal lives. Thus, most people today know something of the loves, losses, and scandals of stars like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. But what of the great stars of Hollywood's formative years-the silent film era? Though most are all but forgotten today, many led lives of fascination and scandal that could easily match those of their latter-day peers. In addition, silent films produced some of the 20th century's most remarkable iconoclasts and pioneers. Here are 10 captivating movie stars who once ranked among the most famous people on Earth, but now belong to a showbiz era gone by.