Comparing Kellerman's measurements with Cleopatra and Venus
A black-and-white advertisement for silent film A Daughter of the Gods (Herbert Brenon, USA, 1916).
The three-hour epic featuring Annette Kellerman screened at the St George's Theatre in Yarraville. Though publicity stills and documents like this one have survived, the film is now considered lost.
The ad lists Kellerman's physical measurements, comparing them with (what must be the estimated measurements) of Cleopatra and Venus. Kellerman was lauded as 'the perfectly formed woman' in 1912 and this label followed her for the rest of her life.
Notes by Beth Taylor