Here we have a rare Spanish advertising card picturing stage and movie actress, not to mention dance sensation, Irene Castle. A beautiful image, this remains good overall condition. The top right corner is torn as the images will show. This vintage photo card measures an approximate 3" x 4-1/2". Please check both images to note condition.
Irene Castle was born as Irene Foote in New Rochelle, New York, on April 17, 1893. She, along with husband Vernon Castle, would become the dancing sensations of the early 1910's after opening a dance studio in New York. They had previously met with resounding success in France. Their first appearance on film was in "The Whirl of Life" (1915). They were also a sensation on Broadway.
After Vernon's premature death during World War I, Irene continued performing as an actress in a handful of movies. Her later years were spent as an advocate for animal rights.
After Vernon's death, Irene Castle would marry an additional three times. Her second husband, who she divorced, was Robert H. Treman. She was then married to Frank McLaughlin until his death in 1944. She would then marry George Enzinger.
Irene Castle passed away on January 25, 1969. During her heyday as an actress, she had performed in approximately 18 movies. The following films are just a sampling from her overall filmography: