Constance Bennett

Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 – July 24, 1965) was an American actress. She was born in New York City, the daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison, whose father was the stage actor Lewis Morrison (Morris W. Morris), a wealthy performer of English and Spanish ancestry. Constance's sister, actress Joan Bennett, spoke of her famous acting family and their background in her autobiography "The Bennett Playbill." Constance's other sister was actress/dancer Barbara Bennett. She started off with a spell in a convent but decided to go into the family business. Independent, cultured, ironic and outspoken, Constance, the first Bennett sister to enter motion pictures, appeared in New York-produced silent movies before a meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in Cytherea (1924). She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to Philip Plant in 1925; She resumed her film career after divorce, with the advent of talking pictures (1929), and with her delicate blonde features and glamorous fashion style, quickly became a popular film star.


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