In today’s entertainment industry, we’re constantly bombarded with headlines about the famous faces we adore seeing on our screens. From scandalous secrets to heartwarming stories, there isn’t much that celebrities can keep hidden from the public eye anymore.
But back when Hollywood was just getting started with silent films and big budget pictures, stars were able to keep at least a few things private. Though there were also plenty of infamous gossip writers, they tended to work with the performers rather than expose them.
That’s why it’s so shocking to see how many of the beautiful ladies below were concealing some tragic moments in their lives. Over the years, since the height of their fame, historians have uncovered the heartbreaking truth behind some of the world’s most captivating and iconic women.