Bessie Barriscale

Sep 30, 1884


A major star for producer Thomas Ince in the mid- to late 1910s, Bessie Barriscale's trademark was her beautiful eyes, advertised at the time as the biggest in films. She had been David Belasco's Rose of the Rancho on the stage and recreated her Olde California senorita for directors Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel in and around the famous barn on… More


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