Gloria Swanson: The Early Years – A Pictorial

 

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“By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband" (1919)

Gloria Swanson in “Don’t Change Your Husband” (1919)

 

“I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson -- 1921 photo by James Abbe

Gloria Swanson — 1921 photo by James Abbe

 

“I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson 1922 Photo

Gloria Swanson 1922

 

“After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson from "Zaza" (1923)

Gloria Swanson from “Zaza” (1923)

 

“Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson in "Stage Struck" (1925)

Gloria Swanson in “Stage Struck” (1925)

 

“Nobody gets something for nothing.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

 Gloria Swanson 1930 Photo

Gloria Swanson 1930

 

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