Agnes Ayres

Apr 4, 1898


Actress Agnes Ayres is probably best-know for her starring role opposite Rudolf Valentino in the 1921 romantic melodrama The Sheik. In fact, Valentino's leading lady was afforded top billing in that film, and while The Sheik was the film that made Valentino a star, it was originally intended as a vehicle for Ms. Ayres. While a teenager in Chicago, Agnes… More


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