Actress - Born Mary Elizabeth Riggs on Oct. 20, 1899 - Died June 4, 1975 in Westwood, CA.
Evelyn Brent made her name playing a bad girl in early Hollywood thrillers.
When she returned to America after five years, she was at first classed as a British actress. She got her American break in the 1927 “Underworld” opposite George Bancroft.
Explaining her preference for thrillers, Brent told the Times in 1925, “These drawing-room pictures in which you have to play the part of an animated clothes-horse give me a pain. They give you no chance whatever to develop individuality or character.”
— Alma Whitaker in the Los Angeles Times June 16, 1929 and Los Angeles Times Aug. 2, 1925, with additional material