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Olga Petrova

Olga Petrova
Born Muriel Harding
May 10, 1884(1884-05-10)
Tur Brook, England United Kingdom
Died November 30, 1977 (aged 93)
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Spouse(s) Louis Willoughby
(?-1968) (his death)
Dr. John Stewart Dillon (physician)
(?-?) (divorced)

Olga Petrova (May 10, 1884 – November 30, 1977) was an actress, screenwriter and playwright.

Born Muriel Harding in Tur Brook, England, she moved to the United States where she became a star of vaudeville using the stage name Olga Petrova. She starred in a number of films for Solax Studios and was Metro Pictures first diva, usually given the role of a femme fatale. During her seven years in film, Petrova appeared in more than two dozen films and wrote the script for several others.

Petrova left the film industry in 1918 but continued to act in Broadway productions. During the 1920s, she wrote three plays and toured the country with a theater troop. In 1942, she published her autobiography, Butter With My Bread.

Olga Petrova died in 1977 in Clearwater, Florida. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She bore no children.

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