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Enid Bennett
Born Enid Bennett
15 July 1893(1893-07-15)
York, Australia
Died 14 May 1969 (aged 75)
Malibu, California,
United States
Spouse(s) Sidney Franklin
Fred Niblo

Enid Bennett (15 July 1893, York, Western Australia - 14 May 1969, Malibu, California) was an Australian silent film actress.

Bennett started her film acting career in 1916, first starring in Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford, with two other films that same year. She had married American director Sidney Franklin early in her career, which ended in divorce shortly thereafter. In 1917 she starred in five films, the most important of which was The Little Brother opposite William Garwood. That film brought her to the attention of studios and led to an increasing number of acting roles. From 1918 to 1921 she starred in twenty three films, becoming well known and recognizable as an actress. In 1918 she married producer Fred Niblo, who later produced the second film version of Ben Hur. In 1922 she starred in only three films, but one of those became her most famous role, as the female lead depicting "Maid Marian" in Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks.

From 1923 to 1928 she starred in only ten films, as her career had slowed to a crawl. She was a mother by that time, with she and Niblo eventually having three children together.

In 1929 her brother Alexander Bennett married actress Frances Lee. The wedding was attended by some of Hollywoods biggest names, to include Gloria Swanson and Greta Garbo. That year Bennett starred in only one film, Good Medicine, opposite Edward Everett Horton.

She made a semi-successful transition to "talking films", but saw fewer roles come her way. From 1931 to 1941 she had roles in only seven films, the last of which was uncredited. She retired after 1941, eventually residing with her family in Malibu, California, where she died in 1969 from a heart attack.

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