• 24 July 1899
  •  Vincennes, Indiana, USA

Alice Terry


Alice started as an extra in films at age 15. She worked in "Inceville" and would appear as several characters in 'Civilization (1916)'. In 1917, she would meet director Rex Ingram and they would marry in 1921. It was also in 1921 that Alice would gain acclaim as Marguerite in 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)'. She would continue to play the heroine is the films 'The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)' and 'Scaramouche (1923)'. In 1924, Metro would merge into the new MGM and both Ingram and Terry would work there. She would make the 'The Great Divide (1924)' with Wallace Beery in a western melodrama. She would be directed by Ingram in 'The Arab (1924)', which was filmed in North Africa and owed much to the influence of screen idol Valentino. Alice would get her chance to play the wicked woman in 'Mare Nostrum (1926)'. Filmed in Italy and Spain, this film was both a critical and financial success directed by Ingram. Ingram would make his third independent film in Italy when he directed Alice in 'The Garden of Allah (1927)'. Later that year, Alice would be reunited with Ramon Navarro in 'Lovers? (1927)', but the film would not be as well received as their earlier films. When sound came to the screen Alice retired when her favorite director Rex Imgram retired.