Saturday, March 17, 2012

Annette Kellerman


A Daughter of the Gods is a 1916 silent film that featured Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman.The film was controversial because of the sequences of what was regarded as superfluous nudity by the main character, Nydia, played by Kellerman. The scene is regarded as the first complete nude scene by a major star, which occurred during a waterfall sequence, though most of Kellerman’s body is covered by her long hair. It was filmed by Fox Pictures in Kingston, Jamaica where huge sets were constructed, and directed by Herbert Brenon

the film is considered lost, and was listed in the following post, which is well worth a read - Weird and Wonderful Movies That You’ll Never Get to See

Kellerman was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example.  Go Kellerman!!

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