CLEOPATRA, Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman) (July 1885 – April was an American silent film actress. Bara was one of the most popular screen actresses of her era, and was one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Read More: Theda Bara
Theda Bara was promoted as an exotic beauty of French and Arabic descent, to whom English was not a first language. She often played exotic vamp characters. She was actually born Theodosia Goodman and lived in Cincinnati. Here she portrays Cleopatra.