Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 - 12 months 6 1983) is an American actress Canada winning the Oscar. Shearer is one of the most famous actress the world since the mid '20s until her retirement in 1942. The role of childhood has given her new big girl image naive but after 1930 film The Divorcee, she broke with the image of women passionate affair in the modern ball comedy complex or film history.
Unlike many colleagues at the MGM, Shearer's reputation faded quickly after she retired. Until his death in 1983, her only a few memorable role in The Women, Marie Antoinette, and Romeo and Juliet and then as a forgotten star.
But Shearer's legacy began to be reconsidered in the '90s with two published biography; the radio TCM and VHS release of her films, but most of them have not been shown. Shearer has become a legend on the images of women liberation, free love and sex .
Today, Norma Shearer was widely pioneers in the struggle for gender equality in the memory of the movie industry: "the first American actress turn into the art scene and did not appear on the screen like a virgin image