Mona Maris by Balász, 1928

Atelier Balasz :: Schauspielerin Mona Maris in dem Karnevalskostuem “Tirolienne”. Modell: Herrmann Gerson. Entwurf: Joe Strasser. Veröffentlicht: Die Dame 8/1929. | Actress Mona Maris in a “Tirolienne” carnival costume. Published in Die Dame 8/1929. | src and hi-res Getty Images

Valeska Gert posing comically

James Abbe :: German dancer Valeska Gert posing comically on top of a hamper, ca 1926. She shocked the audience at the Champs Elysees by following the dancing tradition of Isadora Duncan. (Photo by James Abbe for General Photographic Agency). | src and hi-res Getty Images

Actress Beatrice Lillie, 1926

Florence Vandamm :: Actress Beatrice Lillie, in character as the Coloratura for Charlot’s Revue of 1924, with her mouth open as if singing, wearing a tiara, a long dark velvet sleeveless dress, long white gloves unbuttoned at the wrists and left hanging from there with fingers dangling, and a scarf of sheer netting thrown around her neck, holding a bouquet of flowers. Vanity Fair, 1926. | src and hi-res Getty Images

Margaritha Sacchetto, 1922

Franz Löwy :: Full figure portrait of German dancer and actress Rita Sacchetto (born Margaritha Sacchetto), after married Countess Zamoysky. Published by ‘Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung’, 07/1922. | src Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The Five Barrisons

Gustav Liersch & Co. :: Barrison Sisters. Tanzfoto. Gertrude Barrison, Lona Barrison, Sophia Barrison, Inger Barrison and Olga Barrison in vaudeville costumes. | src Theatermuseum Wien