Born in New York City, Victoria Forde was the daughter of Broadway actress Eugenie Forde who got her into films with Biograph at age 14. In 1912, at age 16, she signed with Nestor Studios to make comedy films under director Al Christie. That same year, her mother made her film debut, appearing with her daughter in A Pair of Jacks (1912). During Forde's 5-year stay with Nestor, Al Christie would direct her in one hundred and sixteen short films.
Forde joined Selig Studios and became a star of Western films, frequently performing opposite cowboy actor Tom Mix. A personal relationship developed between her and Mix and, in 1917, the two signed with the Fox Film Corporation where they continued to perform together. She became his fourth wife in 1918; the following year, after having performed in one hundred and seventy six film shorts, she gave up her film career to stay at home with their daughter, Thomasina. The marriage ended in divorce in 1931.