Eve Southern

Eve Southern (August 23, 1900 November 29, 1972)[1] born Elva L. McDowell, was an American film actress. She appeared in 38 films between 1916 and 1936. She was chosen as one of Rolf Armstrong's sixteen screen beauties in 1930.[2] She was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eve Southern
Published 1930
Elva L. McDowell

(1900-08-23)August 23, 1900
DiedNovember 29, 1972(1972-11-29) (aged 72)
Years active1916 1936
Spouse(s)Robert F. Shepherd (June 24, 1925 May 4, 1928)


After appearing in several films in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Southern suffered an automobile accident in June 1929 that left her badly injured.[1] It was reported in July that year that she had "been in a plaster cast for weeks."[3] In 1932, she broke her back, after which she appeared in several roles before retiring from film.[1]


Southern died in Santa Monica, California on November 29, 1972 after a battle with Parkinson's disease.[1] She is interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.[1]

Selected filmography

Further reading

  • Michael G. Ankerich (2010). Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen. BearManor. ISBN 1-59393-605-2.


  1. Wilson 2016, p. 704.
  2. Armstrong, Rolf (January 1930). "What is Beauty?". Screenland. New York City: Screenland Magazine, Inc. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. "As We Go to Press". Photoplay. July 1929. p. 6. ISSN 0732-538X via Internet Archive.

Works cited

  • Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons (Third ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 978-1-476-62599-7.
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