Theda Bara

To be good is to be forgotten. I'm going to be so bad I'll always be remembered.

Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman (July 29, 1885April 7, 1955), a silent film actress popularly known as "The Vamp."

AttributedEdit

There is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
  • To be good is to be forgotten. I'm going to be so bad I'll always be remembered.
  • The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
    • Attributed in Leta W. Clark, Women, Women, Women: Quips, Quotes, and Commentary (1977), p. 16

Quotes about Theda BaraEdit

  • After Theda Barra appeared in A Fool There Was, a vampire wave surged over the country. Women appeared in vampire gowns, pendant earrings, and even young girls were attempting to change from frank, open-eyed ingenues to the almond-eyed, carmine-lipped woman of subtlety and mystery.
    • Mary Pickford, "To Be Or Not To Be a Vampire", The Day (New London, CT), 16 May 1916, p. 11

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