Natural & Character


Laura CowieLaura Cowie

No. 8

Laura Cowie as Anna Vraka in "Ride a Cock Horse"

A beautiful actress will, as a rule, do almost anything on the stage rather than deny her beauty. Laura Cowie has no such reluctance. She is one of the most beautiful women on the English stage, but when a part requires her to destroy her good looks she does it with a ruthless thoroughness. As Anna Vraka, she played an unwashed peasant who came into a fortune and tried to ape the manner of a lady, but remained unwashed. No picture can do full justice to Miss Cowie's make-up, which was a masterpiece of grime.