The Diving Venus: Annette Kellerman
Variety called Annette Kellerman 'The Diving Venus' in 1909. Kellerman had moved to America in 1907 to perform her vaudeville act.
This evocative publicity still comes from her time as a silent film star.
Kellerman had many nicknames, including: The Perfectly Formed Woman, Million Dollar Mermaid, The Australian Mermaid, Cooee Girl, Queen of the Mermaids, Neptune's Daughter and Queen of the Aquatic World.
Notes by Beth Taylor