Bessie Eyton
(07/05/1890 - 01/22/1965)

Bessie Eyton appeared in some 85 movies. Among her most relevant roles, 'Helen Chester' in "The Spoilers" (1914), 'Moya Dalton' in "The Man from Texas" (1915), and 'Virginia Carvel' in "The Crisis" (1916). (bio by: MC)

She had come to the screen in 1911 as Hobart Bosworth's leading lady and remained with the Selig company until its demise in 1918, appearing opposite such virile matinee idols as Thomas Santschi, Tom Mix, and Wheeler Oakman. In 1915, she divorced her husband, Selig producer Charles Eyton (1871-1941), who then married Kathleen Williams, Bessie's great rival and her co-star in the first and most famous screen version of Rex Beach's The Spoilers (1914). Bessie Eyton's period was decidedly the 1910s prior to America's involvement in World War I, but she made sporadic screen appearances until 1925, returning in the 1930s as a dress extra.

Available Films

The Man From Texas (1915) / The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)