Pola Illéry was an exotic silent film star in France and Romania during
the 1920s and made a modest transition to sound films in the 1930s. She
was known for portraying sexually liberated women and was considered the
most glamorous film star in Romania. She fled to America in 1939 with the
rise of Nazism in Europe and became a US citizen in 1946. She married and settled in Pennsylvania, where she lived until her death in 2012, at the the age of 103.