Wednesday, November 17, 2010

(Baby) Bird of the Day - Baby Peggy

Not very often would you consider a baby, a fashion icon let alone give them my world famous coveted "Bird of The Day" honor, but Baby Peggy (now known as Diana Serra Cary) is so exceptional that this post goes out to her!

Baby Peggy was born October 26, 1918 and was one of the major child stars of the silent film era. She was discovered by Century Studios at the age of 19 months. Between the years of 1920 and 1924, she starred in over 150 short comedy films for Century and Universal Studios.

Baby Peggy was just as famous as the adult counterparts of her day such as Rudolph Valentino and Pola Negri. Peggy was also named the mascot of the 1924 Democratic National Convention and was seen with FDR during the convention.

The reason I chose Baby Peggy as my BOTD is because of she was a fashion icon during one of my favorite time periods and she did it well at such a young age!  She was often spotted in precisely fitted taliored suits, with a perfect triangular baby bob,  babydoll dresses, Buster Brown get-ups, satin bloomers, mary jane shoes, stylish wool coats w/ matching hats, and jumpers with peter-pan collars. Basically what I wish my closet looked like.

Baby Peggy was such an it girl back in her day that she even had a clothing collection of children's wear and a very popular line of dolls, modeled after the real doll herself, Baby Peggy <3

And below is the only video I could find of Baby Peggy's work. The video is extraordinarily special because it features Baby Peggy then and now <3



  1. That video was cute! But dang. How does one become a child star at the age of 19 months? Don't all infants generally all do the same things? Hahaha.

  2. Well the Olsen twins were hired to do Full House like at 6 months. And I heard they were hired because they cried less than the other babies they were "auditioning". And now, because they were on Full House, they are billionaires.

  3. And apparently drug addicts, haha. Well, one of them.