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1: She was born on July 29 1885 in Avondale, Ohio.

2: In 1908 she appeared on Broadway in "The Devil" under the name Theodosia de Coppett | Theda had two siblings: her sister Lori and brother Marque. As a young teenager Theda was very interested in theater and, when she finished high school (at Walnut Hills High School) she spent two years at the University of Cincinnati before moving to New York to try to make it as an actress.

3: She became Hollywood's first publicity-created superstar. | She returned to New York in 1914 in search of film roles. Her first film was THE STAIN, in 1915, but being only an extra, she wasn't seen on camera.

5: Theda Bara was was the original Goth Girl. Vampira, Morticia Addams or Siouxsie Sioux, before Elvira, there was Theda. While she was not quite the first female "vampire" on the screen, she was the first to become a huge star.

6: In 1921, Theda married producer/director Charles Brabin and retired. | she made six more films in 1915

7: A movie based on her life was planned in the 1950's, but nothing ever came of it. On April 7, 1955, Theda died of abdominal cancer at the age of 69 in Los Angeles, California.

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