Lea Niako

Lea Niako (1908-1945), real name Maria Kruse. Was a German actress and ballerina.She met the Polish spy Jerzy Sosnowski with who she had an affair. They were both arrested for espionage on February 24, 1935 by the Gestapo. She died murdered in Berlin in 1945).There is nothing known about her career (if any) after the…

Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985)

Meret Oppenheim by Man ray Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) was a German-born Swiss artist and photographer known as a key figure in the Surrealist movement. Some of the nude photos of Meret (taken by Man Ray) contributed to her fame as artist.

Mary Nolan(1902-1948)

Mary Nolan (born Mary Imogene Robertson; 1902 -1948) was an American stage and film actress, singer and dancer. She began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s performing under the stage name Imogene “Bubbles” Wilson. She was fired from the Ziegfeld Follies in 1924 for her involvement in a tumultuous and highly publicized…

Esther Ralston(1902-1994)

Esther Ralston (Esther Louise Worth;1902 – 1994) was an American film actress who was popular in the silent era. Read more about her on Wikipedia. She poses for Charles Gates Sheldon. Mixed Serie


Russian modern dancer Vikova posed for photographer Alexander Stark (from Alta Studio).I was unable so far to find information about Vikova, so please enjoy the photos. These were (to my knowledge) all taken by Stark. Nude Nude posed Nude posed II Mixed