Mary Pickford was a 1920's star of the silver screen. Nicknamed 'Queen of The Movies' and 'The Girl With The Curls,' she created what is known today as the 'Ingenue' in film; the portrayal of the innocent woman. She actually was quite the opposite off stage, fighting for the rights for women in cinema.
Born in Toronto Canada, she, alongside Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, which later became The Oscars. She was awarded an Academy Award in 1929 and went onto receive an Honorary Award in 1976 for her contributions to cinema.