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Mona Darkfeather

Born: Jan 13, 1883

Death: Sep 3, 1977

Birthplace: Boyle Heights

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Mona Darkfeather

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1883
Date of Death : Sep 3, 1977
Birth Place : Boyle Heights

Mona Darkfeather was an American actress. During the silent era of motion pictures, from 1911 to 1917, she appeared in 102 movies. Playing Native American characters in a dignified way, her most famous role was possibly as Prairie Flower in The Vanishing Tribe. Her career began in 1909 when she replied to a local newspaper advertisement placed by producer/director Thomas Ince's Bison Motion Pictures. The movie studio was looking for someone with the physical attributes to portray an American Indian and who was physically capable of doing stunts and riding horses. While she had never acted before, Workman fit the appearance that Ince wanted. She apparently embellished her riding skills, as she did not have any, but nevertheless quickly learned horsemanship. Given the stage name Mona Darkfeather, she was cast in her first starring role as an Indian maiden named Owanee in the 1911 movie Owanee's Great Love.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Josephine Akley
  • Josephine M. Workman
  • Josephine Mercedes Workman
  • Princess Mona DarkFeather


  • Josephine Mary Belt
  • Joseph Manuel Workman


  • Frank Montgomery
  • Alfred Wessling
  • Artie Ortego
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