She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of Fred and Margaret Peg Talmadge. Her younger sisters were Constance Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge.
Norma began her career as a model for illustrated slides. Her mother, Peg, encouraged her to become a motion picture actress. She had her first screen success in the small role of the seamstress in the silent movie A Tale of Two Cities (1911).
She married influential movie executive Joseph M. Schenck, who set his wife up with her own production company. After filming the notorious DuBarry, Woman of Passion (1930), Norma Talmadge retired a wealthy woman.
She died in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age sixty-four.
Norma Talmadge Facts
|Birthday||May 26, 1893|
|Birthplace||Jersey City, New Jersey, USA|
|Date of death||December 24, 1957 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, age 64)|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63) How tall is Norma Talmadge compared to you?|
|DVD "The Woman Disputed"|
|The Devil's Needle & Other Tales of Vice and Redemption|
|An Old Man's Love Story|
|Heart Of Wetona|
|The Norma Talmadge Double Feature|
|The Actors: Rare Films Of Norma Talmadge Vol. 2|
|Ashes Of Vengeance|
|The Actors: Rare Films Of Norma Talmadge Vol. 1|