Renée Adorée was a French actress who had appeared in Hollywood silent movies during the 1920s.
Born Jeanne de la Fonte in Lille, Nord, France, she was the daughter of circus artists and who, by age five, was performing in the circus with her parents. In her teen years she began acting in minor stage productions and toured Europe with her troupe. She was performing in Russia when World War I broke out and fled to London.
From London she went on to New York City where she continued to work in the theatre until the opportunity came to work in the motion picture business.
In 1920, given the exotic name Renée Adorée by the studio, she appeared in her first motion picture. While in New York City on New Year’s Eve 1921 she met Tom Moore. Fifteen years her senior, Tom Moore and his brothers were very successful Hollywood actors. Six weeks after their meeting, Adorée married Tom Moore on February 12, 1921 in his home in Beverly Hills, California. The marriage did not last, and in 1925 Ms. Adorée married a second time to Sherman Gill.