Born on October 20, 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Olive Thomas was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies and a popular silent screen actress who was named "the most beautiful girl in the world." I just adore her. Watch Ollie's few surviving films, and you'll see why. She is moving, funny, charming, feisty, and yes, absolutely lovely. Happy Birthday, Ollie!
To find out more about Ollie, check out these posts (here and here).