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Actress Clara Bow pictures and photo gallery.
Birth name:Clara Gordon Bow.
Born:July 29, 1905 Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
She was an American actress and sex symbol, best known for her silent film work in the 1920s. Bow was widely recognized as an archetypal flapper and the original "It Girl".
After being diagnosed a schizophrenic in 1949, Bow was treated by a mental-health regimen that included shock treatments. Later in her life her husband sent her to one of the top mental institutions in the nation at the time. Doctors found out that Clara had been raped by her father at a young age. Clara Bow died on September 27, 1965 of a heart attack. She was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Clara Bow was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1994, she was honored with an image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.