Vilma Banky

  1. Jacqueline Logan, The King of Kings, 1926.  Naturally, Cecil B DeMille’s Male and Female star (and indeed, mistress) won Mary Magdalene opposite HB Warner’s Christ.  Except she finally turned it and CB down He checked the Hungarian  Vilma Bánky, Gertrude Lawrence, Raquel Meller, Seena Owen – and told Logan to play Mary not as a a bad woman, but as one not knowing the difference between right and wrong.  Some other famous initials, DW Griffith, visited the shoot and CB invited him to shoot part of the Crucifixion sequence. No idea if DeMaestro kept those takes in the film, Knowing his reputation, probably not.

 Birth year: 1898Death year: 1991Other name: Casting Calls:  1