From “A Creature of Flame and Desire,” by Sergio Delgado, Copyright 2014.

Here is Pola dolled up to eleven for her role in “The Cheat” (1923).  Tres chic and elegant, no?   Paramount tried to turn her into another Gloria Swanson, but try as they might to temper her fire and passion for domestic consumption, they couldn’t extinguish her spirit.

Pola Negri Dazzling Beauty 1923 (01)