Born: May 20, 1894 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Died: April 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Where East Is East (1929) .... Mme. de Sylva
The Singapore Mutiny (1928) .... Daisy
... aka The Wreck of the Singapore (UK)
Lady Raffles (1928) .... Lady Raffles
Honor Bound (1928) .... Evelyn Mortimer
The Whip Woman (1928) .... Sari
Show People (1928) ... Herself - at Banquet
New York (1927) .... Angie Miller
Don Juan (1926) .... Lucrezia Borgia
Wandering Footsteps (1925) .... Helen Maynard
Manhattan Madness (1925) .... The Girl
Playthings of Desire (1924) .... Gloria Dawn
The Alaskan (1924) .... Mary Standish
Passion's Pathway (1924) .... Dpora Kenyon
Tiger Love (1924) .... Marcheta
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924) .... Mary, Queen of Scots
Phantom Justice (1924) .... 'Goldie' Harper
The Ten Commandments (1923) .... Miriam, the Sister of Moses (prologue)
Desire (1923) .... Madalyn Harlan
Forgive and Forget (1923) .... Mrs. Cameron
Bavu (1923) .... Princess Annia
A California Romance (1922) .... Donna Dolores
Thorns and Orange Blossoms (1922) .... Rosita Mendez
Only a Shop Girl (1922) .... Mame Mulvey
The Lights of New York (1922) .... Mrs. George Burton
Monte Cristo (1922) .... Mercedes, Countess de Morcerf
... aka The Count of Monte Cristo
A Fool There Was (1922) .... Gilda Fontaine
Footfalls (1921) .... Peggy Hawthorne
Blind Wives (1920) .... Anne/Annie/Annette
While New York Sleeps (1920) .... A Wife/The Vamp/The Girl
The Revenge of Tarzan (1920) .... Countess de Coude
... aka The Return of Tarzan (USA: working title)
The Adventurer (1920) .... Maritana
The Tower of Jewels (1920) .... Adele Warren
The Golden Shower (1919) .... Helen
After graduating from the Sargent Dramatic School, Estelle Taylor was suppose to return to
Wilmington, Delaware, and teach elocution. Loath to do this, she posed for hats in order to pay her
way in New York until she could find a theatrical engagement. After her debut in "Come On Charlie,"
she turned to motion pictures and played successfully in a number of productions. She married Jack
Dempsey in San Diego, California. Her hair and eyes are dark brown and she weighs 129 pounds,
and is 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches tall.
|~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
|~Los Angeles Times, 1958~
Estelle Taylor was a glamorous motion-picture actress of the 1920s and '30s and onetime wife of
heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey.
As an actress, Taylor's career included bit parts in Broadway musicals and the lead opposite John
Barrymore in "Don Juan." She successfully made the transition from silent to talking pictures and in
the final years of her life appeared in a number of television programs.
She was the founder and president of the California Pet Owners' Protective League. She was widely
known for her devotion to pets and in 1953 was appointed to the City Animal Regulation
Commission, which she had been serving as vice president.
Taylor was born Estelle Boylan on May 20, 1894, in Wilmington, Del., and got her start in show
business in the Broadway musical "Come On, Charlie."
She came to Hollywood in the 1920s, winning acclaim as one of the film colony's most beautiful
actresses. She appeared in Cecil B. DeMille's silent version of "The Ten Commandments," "Monte
Cristo" and in other pictures.
Taylor was married three times, to Delaware banker Kenneth Peacock; to Dempsey, then the king of
the fistic world; and to theatrical producer Paul Small. All three marriages ended in divorce.
Taylor died of cancer at age 58 at her Los Angeles home on April 15, 1958.
— Los Angeles Times April 16, 1958