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Jensen in 1907
December 24, 1884|
St. Louis, Missouri U.S.
|Died||October 7, 1952
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Eulalie Jensen (December 24, 1884 - October 7, 1952) was an American actress on the New York stage and in silent films.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was selected as one of six extra girls from the 200 applicants responding to a New York newspaper ad inserted by Sarah Bernhardt. The famed actress was making a visit to New York City. At this time, Miss Jensen was completely unknown, but this was the beginning of her film career. A number of years of stage experience enabled Jensen to become a fine emotional actress. Her stage engagements included a role in The Million at the 39th St. Theatre. This was a four-act farce by M. M. Ber and Guille Ward. The show was also featured in New Haven, Connecticut at the Hyperion Theatre. Both productions were in 1911.
In 1912, Jensen wired the managers of the Panama-Pacific Exposition of her candidacy for the model of the Spirit of the Golden Gate. The event was to be in San Francisco, California in 1915. She was selected as the model for the decorative design of the St. Louis, Missouri exposition in 1904. Jensen denied she was the most beautiful woman in America. She believed her features "adapted for decorative design".
Her film career began in 1914 with eight films. Among these were Eve's Daughter, Maria's Sacrifice, The Moonstones of Fez, My Official Wife, and Romantic Josie. Jensen made The Goddess (1915) at the old Vitagraph studio in New York, appeared in The Spark Divine (1919) and co-starred with Norma Talmadge in The Passion Flower (1921).
She became known for her vivid character portrayals. She played a Salvation Army worker and a bird woman among many others. The latter character was a prominent member of the cast of Freckles (1928). The film was adapted from the novel by Gene Stratton-Porter. Eulalie's film career continued into the sound medium with her final films, A Lost Lady (1934) and Society Doctor (1935).
- Middletown, New York Daily Times Press, Freckles To Be Virginian Picture, December 30, 1912, Page 8.
- New York Times, Henry W. Savage Shows The Million, October 21, 1911, Page 13.
- Syracuse, New York Herald, Up and Down the Rialtos, Sunday Morning, October 16, 1927, Page 4.
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