The daughter of a well-connected rabbi, Carmel Myers obtained her first film part in 1916 before emerging during the Roaring Twenties as a popular exotic vamp in various silent and talking films. She officially retired in the 1940s although she did continue guest-appearing in several roles. Carmel Myers also hosted her very own TV show in 1951 whilst launching a lucrative perfume company. The American actress was a close friend of Francis Scott Fitzgerald who wrote her a poem: 'Orange pajamas and heaven's guitars. Never, oh never the twain shall meet. Never mind though; the advantage is ours. Reach for a Carmel instead of a sweet.'