29 May 1912 - 17 September 1994
Born in Los Angeles, California as Iris Adrian Hofstadter, Adrian won a beauty pageant and worked with the Ziegfeld Follies, before she entered films at the end of the silent era. She was married three times, she had no children. Known for sense of humor, she wryly commented in an interview late in her life that the only thing she did not like about aging was that she could no longer attract gangsters. She died in Los Angeles, from injuries she sustained during the 1994 Northridge earthquake exactly eight months earlier, and was entombed at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.