Natural & Character


Keneth KentKeneth Kent

No. 28

Keneth Kent as Napoleon in "Saint Helena"

Keneth Kent's Napoleon in Saint Helena was a good piece of acting; it was also, as can be seen here, a good piece of make-up. At first glance, the actor does not strike one as being a particularly Napoleonic type, except that the breadth of his brow gives him an initial advantage. But by minute changes in the angle of the brows, the shape of the nose and the set of the lips, together with the suggestion of a jowl caused by the high uniform collar, the actor contrives to compose an instantly recognisable likeness of one of the best-known faces in history.