Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993)
In 1902, the young American actress starts her career on stage alongside her sister, Dorothy Gish, before being introduced to Biograph Studios, in 1912, by her childhood friend, Mary Pickford. 'The first lady of the silent screen' was a major star during the 1920s and returned to theatre stages during the 1930s and 40s, not meeting with great success as a talking actress. From post-war until the 1980s, she made numerous television appearances, succeeding in keeping a faithful public to her gentle old-lady look. Lillian Gish later reckoned: 'I've never been in style, so I can't go out of style.'