Movie Stars: Actors Vs. Stars–Bette Davis

Hollywood performers themselves make the distinction between being a movie star and being an actor.

Thus, when the young Bette Davis was cast in Warner’s 1935 melodrama, Bordertown, opposite, Paul Muni, she observed:

“The part of Marie was an excellent acting part–a step in the direction of where I wanted my career to go.  I wanted to be known as an actress, not necessarily a star, although that would be the frosting on the cake if it should ever come about.”