Trivia


~ Olive always wore a pink and green pansy ring. It was made out of her father's stickpin and she said it her good luck charm.

~ She watched all of her movies several times so she could study each performance and learn to be a  better actress.

~ Her cousin was actress Natalie Joyce. They worked together in the movie Dance Hall.


~ At one time Olive owned fourteen fur coats! When she started having financial problems she had to sell all of them.

~ Olive was very athletic and she loved to swim and play golf.

~ She was very close to her mother Sibbie. They always lived together until Olive moved to New York City in 1930.


~ Olive weighed just 105 pounds. To stay in shape she would run up and down her stairs every day.

~ In July of 1927 Olive bought a custom built Lincoln car with a convertible top. It was the only one of it's kind on the West coast.

~ Although the characters she played often smoked cigarettes Olive did not smoke in real life


~ Olive wore a size 2 shoe. Her feet were so small she had to have special shoes made.

~ She made her New York stage debut on December 20, 1930. Olive had the lead role in a play called "The Devil Is A Lady".

~ Accused murderer Lizzie Borden was one of Olive's distant relatives


~ When Olive died she was broke. The only possessions she had were a scrapbook of clippings and a photo of herself that was signed "Sincerely yours, Olive Borden".

~ She was close friends with actors Cornelius Keefe and Ralph Graves

~ Olive was five feet, four inches tall and had brown eyes


~ She was once fired from her job as a movie extra because the director didn't like the way she looked

~ Olive underwent an emergency appendectomy in August of 1926. She returned to work five weeks later.

~ Even though Olive never graduated high school she could speak French and knew how to play the piano



~ Olive had a pet wire-haired terrier

~ Columnist Jimmie Fiddler was her first press agent. He said she was "unforgettable for the perfect beauty of her figure".

~ In 1958 Olive was one of the first eight celebrities to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is located at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.



~ She had a large collection of dolls

~ When Olive was an infant she was baptised at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland

~ Olive's long black hair became her trademark look. She cut her hair into a bob in 1929.


~ Olive claimed she was never able to cry onscreen.

~ Early in her caree Olive posed nude. You can see the picture HERE

~ In 1935 she and comic Earl Faber toured the country with a stage act called "The Hollywood Revue". It was her last professional acting job.