A Daughter of the Gods (lost silent film; 1916)
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|The film's poster.|
A Daughter Of The Gods is a 1916 film starring swimming sensation Annette Kellerman. The film is notable for being one of the first films to have a major actress in a nude scene. The scene, which featured the actress under a waterfall with her long hair covering most of her body, led to mild controversy.
The plot involved a sultan who makes a deal with a witch. The witch promises to bring his daughter back to life after he agrees to kill a beautiful goddess, but ultimately, the man decides to accept the death of his daughter, choosing to spare the goddess.
The only surviving stills from the film are of Kellerman's nude scene. The BFI reportedly held a few feet of film for a few years, but they somehow misplaced it. It vanished into obscurity and has yet to emerge in any form.
The following images are two stills of Kellerman's nude scene from the film.