Annette Benson

Annette Benson (1895–1965) was a British film actress. She was a leading lady of British silent films of the 1920s, appearing in Confetti with Jack Buchanan and Downhill with Ivor Novello. She also featured in several French and German productions in the mid-1920s. Her career tailed-off with the arrival of sound film and she made her last screen appearance in 1931.

Annette Benson
Annette Benson in Confetti (1927)
London, United Kingdom
Years active1921–1931 (film)

Perhaps her best-known role is that of the film star Mae Feather in Anthony Asquith's Shooting Stars.[1]


Year Title Role
1921 Love at the Wheel Helen Warwick
The Temporary Lady Mary Lamb
Squibs Ivy Hopkins
1922 Three Live Ghosts Mrs. Woofers
The Nonentity Beryl Danvers
The Man from Home Faustina Ribière
Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep Ivy Hopkins
1923 Afterglow Mira Massingham
The Harbour Lights Lina Nelson
1924 Lovers in Araby Nadine Meville
The Money Habit Diana Hastings
1925 A Daughter of Israel Guitele
Cock of the Roost Olga
Before the Battle Alice de Corlaix
1926 The Cradle of God Ruth
1927 Downhill Mabel
Confetti Dolores
1928 Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
Shooting Stars Mae Feather
A South Sea Bubble Lydia la Rue
Change of Heart Griselda Turner
Sir or Madam Lady Day
The Ringer Cora Ann Milton
The Inseparables Adrienne
1929 Weekend Wives Helene Monard
1931 Deadlock Madeleine d'Arblay
Almost a Divorce


  1. Ryall p.33


  • Ryall, Tom. Anthony Asquith. Oxford University Press, 2013.

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