Mary Murillo

Active - 1915 - 2016  |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Crime

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An imitator of sorts of Elinor Glyn, British-born screenwriter Mary Murillo penned no less than five melodramas for Theda Bara, the most notorious exponent of the mid-1910s' "Vamp" craze. According to her publicity, Murillo delivered "more than 50 original stories" while a staff writer at Fox between 1915-1918, including such Bara films as The Vixen, The Eternal Sapho, and East Lynne (all 1916). She latter wrote for some of Bara's chief rivals, including fellow Englishwoman Olga Petrova (The Panther Woman [1918]). Although less popular in the following decade, Murillo continued to deliver screenplays through the early '30s.