Theda Bara Ranked

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A ranking of Theda Bara's film performances.

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1. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 295

2. A Fool There Was (1915)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman.

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Runa Hodges, Mabel Frenyear, Edward José, May Allison

Votes: 740

3. Salome (1918)

80 min | Drama

When Herodias divorces her husband and marries his brother Herod Antipas, governor of Judea, the prophet John the Baptist protests and is imprisoned. Salome, daughter of Herodias and both ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, G. Raymond Nye, Alan Roscoe, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 24

4. Camille (1917)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Walter Law, Glen White

5. Carmen (I) (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, Horace B. Carpenter

Votes: 867 | Gross: $0.15M

6. Madame Du Barry (1917)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, History

Jeanette (Theda Bara), unknown in Paris but of great beauty and wit, attracts the attention of Louis XV (Charles Clary) who expresses a desire to meet her to Jean Du Barry (Herschel Mayall)... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Charles Clary, Fred Church, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 10

7. Her Double Life (1916)

60 min | Drama

Mary Doone (Theda Bara) lives in a tenement parish house run by Pastor Elliott Clifford (A. H. Van Buren). Mary joints the front as a nurse, and meets war correspondent Lloyd Stanley (... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Franklyn Hanna, Stuart Holmes, Walter Law

8. The Unchastened Woman (1925)

52 min | Drama

When she goes to tell her husband Hubert that she is expecting a child, Caroline Knollys finds him in the arms of another woman. Caroline leaves him and, not telling him of her pregnancy, ... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: Theda Bara, Wyndham Standing, Dale Fuller, John Miljan

Votes: 82

9. Romeo and Juliet (I) (1916)

70 min | Drama

Shakespeare's classic tale of ill-fated lovers whose deaths bring peace to their warring families.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Harry Hilliard, Glen White, Walter Law

Votes: 5

10. Kathleen Mavourneen (1919)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Kathleen, the daughter of a poor tenant farmer, dreams of her wedding with her beloved Terrence. The dream is interrupted when the Squire of the estate takes an interest in Kathleen and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Theda Bara, Edward O'Connor, Jennie Dickerson, Raymond McKee

Votes: 10

11. The She Devil (1918)


Lolette ( Theda Bara ), an exotic and spirited peasant girl lives In the small Spanish village of Juanguera . Although ardently courted by the native swains, and particularly a bandit ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Fred Bond, George A. McDaniel

Votes: 6

13. The Darling of Paris (1917)


A gypsy girl with her foster-mother arrive in the French Capital where her beauty attracts the attention of the Apaches, and she becomes a member of their band. Her beauty attracts Claude ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Glen White, Walter Law, Herbert Heyes

14. Destruction (1915)

Passed | 50 min | Drama, Romance

Fernande marries a man and schemes to get his wealth when his expected death occurs. But he dies before he can change his will. She next tries to kill the son who inherits, but he outfoxes her.

Director: Will S. Davis | Stars: Theda Bara, J. Herbert Frank, James A. Furey, Gaston Bell

Votes: 11

16. The Soul of Buddha (1918)

50 min | Romance

Bavahari, a half caste Indian girl, renounces her oath as a sacred dancer to the worship of Buddha. The High Priest, who secretly loves the girl, is enraged and vows vengeance. Bavahari ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Victor Kennard, Florence Martin, Tony Merlo

Votes: 8

17. The Serpent (1916)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

Peasant girl Vania is assaulted by a duke who murders her lover and sends her away to London. There she becomes a famous actress. The Duke, seeing her perform but not recognizing her, hears... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Theda Bara, James A. Marcus, Lillian Hathaway, Charles Craig

18. The Tiger Woman (1917)

60 min | Drama

As she is about to be hanged for numerous crimes and treacheries, Princess Petrovich reviews her life of almost unmitigated evil.

Directors: George Bellamy, J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Edward Roseman, Louis Dean, Emil De Varney

19. The Rose of Blood (1917)

After the death of Princess Arbassoff, Lisza Tapenko, a governess in the household of Prince Arbassoff, fills her place in everything but name. When the prince refuses to marry her because ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Genevieve Blinn, Charles Clary, Marie Kiernan

20. When Men Desire (1919)

Passed | Adventure, Romance, War

A woman detained in Germany attempts to escape so she can reunite with her American lover.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fleming Ward, G. Raymond Nye, Maude Hill

21. Under Two Flags (1916)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Drama

Lewis Victor of the French Foreign Legion is actually Bertie Cecil, a British nobleman hiding from dishonour for a crime actually committed by his brother. He is loved by Cigarette, a camp ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Herbert Heyes, Stuart Holmes, Stanhope Wheatcroft

Votes: 10

22. East Lynne (1916)

Passed | 50 min | Drama

Miscasting of everybody's favorite vamp as the long-suffering Lady Isabel cast in a modern setting.

Director: Bertram Bracken | Stars: Theda Bara, Ben Deeley, Stuart Holmes, Claire Whitney

Votes: 15

23. The Eternal Sappho (1916)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

From Alphonse Daudet's 1884 novel comes a variation: A scheme by a beautiful vamp to marry a wealthy young man fails, and the woman returns to her former lover, a sculptor. She is shocked ... See full summary »

Director: Bertram Bracken | Stars: Theda Bara, James Cooley, Walter P. Lewis, Hattie Delaro

24. A Woman There Was (1919)

50 min | Romance, Drama

Pulke, a pearl diver on the South Sea island of Kolpee, loves Zara, Chief Majah's daughter, who is content with him until a New England missionary, Winthrop Stark, arrives. When Stark ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, William B. Davidson, Robert Elliott, Claude Payton

26. The Devil's Daughter (1915)


When her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti seeks revenge by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala, a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Theda Bara, Paul Doucet, Victor Benoit, Robert Wayne

Votes: 8

27. Heart and Soul (1917)

Passed | Action, Romance, War

Jess takes care of her younger sister Bess, she has always been her primary consideration, since the death of her mother. Years later, the two sisters are living with their uncle on his ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Edwin Holt, Claire Whitney, Walter Law

28. Sin (1915)


Italian peasant girl deserts her fiancé for wealthy gangster and departs for America.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Theda Bara, William E. Shay, Warner Oland, Louise Rial

29. Gold and the Woman (1916)

60 min | Drama

The daughter of a Mexican aristocrat endures the travails of the Mexican revolution.

Director: James Vincent | Stars: Theda Bara, Alma Hanlon, H. Cooper Cliffe, Harry Hilliard

30. When a Woman Sins (1918)

Passed | Drama, Romance

Bara is unusually cast as a nearly virginal nurse and actress. She does manage to get one man to blow his brains out before she reforms and marries an Episcopal priest.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Josef Swickard, Alan Roscoe, Al Fremont

31. The Siren's Song (1919)


Marie Bernais possesses a wonderful voice which her father believes is a gift from the devil. Raoul Nieppe loves her, but fears marrying below his social status, and his rejection results in a suicide attempt by Marie.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Al Fremont, Ruth Handforth, Alan Roscoe

32. Lady Audley's Secret (I) (1915)


When her husband George leaves suddenly for Australia to find work, Helen Talboys, unaware of his whereabouts, assumes that he has deserted her and marries an aristocrat to become Lady ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Farnum | Stars: Theda Bara, Riley Hatch, Clifford Bruce, Stephen Grattan

33. The Forbidden Path (1918)

Passed | Crime, Drama, Romance

Mary Lynde (Theda Bara), a young and innocent girl, unaware of the wiles of men poses for artist Felix Benavente (Sidney Mason), meets Robert Sinclair (Hugh Thompson) who has no problem ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Hugh Thompson, Sidney Mason, Walter Law

34. The Clemenceau Case (1915)

Passed | Crime, Drama, Romance

Bara as the wife-vampire - her third picture.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Theda Bara, William E. Shay, Mrs. Allen Walker, Stuart Holmes

36. Lure of Ambition (1919)

Passed | Romance

Poor Olga Dolan works as a public stenographer at a fashionable New York hotel. After she charms the Honorable Cyril Ralston and introduces him to her uncouth father and squalid home, ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Lawrence | Stars: Theda Bara, Thurlow Bergen, William B. Davidson, Dan Mason

37. The Stain (1914)


Stevens, the bank clerk, is ambitious. His great desire is to become a lawyer. He stays at the bank at night to study, but is unable to take a course at college owing to his poverty. He ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Edward José, Thurlow Bergen, Virginia Pearson, Eleanor Woodruff

Votes: 15

38. Kreutzer Sonata (1915)

Passed | 50 min | Drama, Romance

Miriam, a young Russian girl has an unfortunate love affair and is threatened with disgrace by having a child out of wedlock. Her father induces Gregor Randor, a young musician, to marry ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Nance O'Neil, Theda Bara, Henry Bergman, William E. Shay

Votes: 8

39. The Galley Slave (1915)


Francesca Brabaut, who married an artist against her father's advice, regrets her decision when her husband Antoine, in debt, sends her to his misanthropic uncle to plead for money. After ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Stuart Holmes, Claire Whitney, Lillian Lawrence

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