Elsa Benham

Active - 1924 - 1928  |   Born - Nov 20, 1908 in St. Louis, MO  |   Genres - Western

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American silent-screen actress Elsa Benham was very busy in low-budget Westerns in the mid- to late 1920s, often working for shoestring producers such as Lester F. Scott Jr. and Ben Wilson. A former dancer with Hollywood's Russian ballet coach Theodore Kosloff, Benham showed some of her terpsichorean prowess performing what looked like an impromptu Charleston with the smooth-looking but nefarious Robert Walker in Western Courage (1927), a minor oater starring Dick Hatton. Unfortunately the film went downhill from there. Like most silent-screen action heroines, Benham retired at the advent of sound.