Dame Tress-Macneille Chillingsworth as stand-in for actress Gloria Swanson – circa 1930

Vintage 1930 Gloria Swanson Glamour Portrait

In the 1930s, the Vampire, a dabbling thespian, was a frequent stand-in for actress Gloria Swanson, doing a near deadringer for the movie starlet. Many a vintage glamour portrait of Ms. Swanson is actually a misidentified photo of Dame Chillingsworth. It takes an expert to tell the difference, and even then sometimes they are fooled. Nothing is foolproof in life but God.