Natalie Kingston
(05/19/1905 - 02/02/1991)

Available Films

Soldier Man (1926)

His First Flame (1927)

Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Under Texas Skies (1930)

Natalie Kingston was born in Sonoma County, California and raised in San Francisco, California. Her father was Adolph Ringstrom. She was descended from Spanish and Hungarian ancestors. She was a great-granddaughter of General Mariano Vallejo, who commanded the army which surrendered California to General John C. Fremont. Her mother was Natalia Haraszthy, granddaughter of Agoston Haraszthy, founder of California's wine industry. She was educated in San Rafael, California.

She began law school but dropped out to take a course in dancing. As a child she learned to dance the Jota (music) and other traditional Spanish dances. Two seasons later Kingston performed as a danseuse with the New York City Winter Garden show. Later she joined a Fanchon and Marco troupe in California after they discovered her dancing in a San Francisco cabaret.

Starting her career as an actress on Broadway, she moved into films in the early 1920s. Her first movie appearance was in The Daredevil (1923). She joined the Mack Sennett studios in 1924, and co-starred with Harry Langdon in a series of comedy films including Remember When? (1925) and His First Flame (1927). Kingston left the Sennett studio and comedies in 1926 to try for roles in dramatic movies.

She signed with Paramount Pictures and made three motion pictures in quick succession. All three are comedies. The first was Miss Brewster's Millions (1926), the second The Cat's Pajamas (1926), and the third was Wet Paint (1926).

Kingston's first dramatic role was in Street Angel (1928). She played the part of Lisetta. The same year she made Painted Post with Tom Mix. In this film she portrays a magazine illustrator who is seeking western types. She gets caught up in an exciting feud in her search for them. As Dona Beatriz Kingston was given a great opportunity in The Night of Love (1927). The movie featured Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky.

She appeared in two of the popular Tarzan films: as Mary Trevor in Tarzan the Mighty (1928) and was the fifth actress to play Jane in Tarzan the Tiger (1929). The Tarzan serial, which co-starred Frank Merrill, was produced by Universal Pictures. After a series of roles in B movies she made her last film Only Yesterday (1933). She was uncredited in this movie.