Mary was considered the leading lady of cinema.
Mary ranked #24 on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
Mary's first Talkie was 1929's Coquette .
Mary was the first star to officially place her hand and footprints in the cement of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 30, 1927.
Mary was the subject of the first cinematic close-up shot in 1912's Friends.
Mary's measurements were 33¼-25-36.
Mary was the first actress to receive a percentage of a film's earnings.
Mary turned down the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. in 1950.
Mary was in the same stage company as Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish in the early 1900s.
Mary began acting in theatre at the age of six.
Mary's height is 5'0½".
Mary is half English and half Irish.
Mary is one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Mary was married to Charles Rogers from June 26, 1937 to May 29, 1979.
Mary: I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.
Mary: When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Mary: We were pioneers in a brand new medium. Everything's fun when you're young.
Mary: Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people want to go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise... I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Mary: (at her retirement) I'm not exactly satisfied, but I'm grateful.
Mary: Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Mary: I'm sick of Cindrella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover.
Mary: The little girl made me. I wasn't waiting for the little girl to kill me.
Mary: I never liked one of my pictures in its entirety.