Virginia Rappe

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth July 7, 1891
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Sep 9, 1921 (30)
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Virginia Rappe

Virginia Caroline Rappe was an American model and silent film actress. Rappe worked mostly in small bit parts and is best known for her death after attending a party with actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who was accused of complicity in her death, though ultimately exonerated.

Born: Virginia Caroline Rappe, July 7, 1895, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 9, 1921, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Cause of death: Ruptured bladder and secondary peritonitis
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Other names: Virginia Rappae
Years active: 1916–1921
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About Virginia Rappe

American model and silent film actress who appeared in The Isle of Love and the 1916 film Paradise Garden.

Before Fame

She began working as a commercial and art model in Chicago at the age of fourteen.


She acted in early films such as The Foolish Virgin.

Family Life

She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother was Mabel Rapp and she never knew her father.


She appeared in Over the Rhine with Rudolph Valentino.

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