A Daughter of the Gods (lost silent film; 1916)

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A Daughter of the Gods
The film's poster.
The film's poster.
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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 BFI reportedly held a few feet of film for a few years, but they somehow misplaced it. It has ultimately faded into obscurity and has yet to emerge in any form.





Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
Score 0++

"The only surviving stills from the film are of Kellerman's nude scene."

There are other stills, and several are even available via a simple Google search, such as multiple scenes of a clothed Kellerman, mermaids, and scenes of King Neptune.

Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
Score 3++
Priorities are priorities dude, naked people take priority over not naked people
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