The 1925 WAMPAS Baby Stars

Olive in 1925

Every year from 1922 until 1934 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertiser's (known as WAMPAS) chose thirteen "Baby Stars" to honor. They believed these beautiful young actresses were destined for stardom. In January of 1925 Olive was selected to be a Baby Star. At the time she was under contract with Hal Roach. The studio would not allow her to accept the title so she quit. The other twelve actresses chosen that year were Natalie Joyce (Olive's cousin), Madeline Hurlock, Betty Arlen, Ena Gregory, Joan Meredith, Lola Todd, Violent Avon, June Marlowe, Duane Thompson, Anne Cornwall, Evelyn Pierce, and Dorothy Revier. The publicity Olive got from being a Baby Star helped her land a contract at 20th Century Fox.