Theda Bara

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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."

Quotes[edit]

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.
    • Reportedly said around the time of her retirement, circa 1926, as quoted in Women, Women, Women: Quips, Quotes, and Commentary (1977) by Leta W. Clark, p. 16

Quotes about Bara[edit]

  • 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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