Bessie Love began her career in 1915 and succeeded the following year with full-bodied roles in the strip The Aryan next William S. Hart and Reggie Mixes alongside Douglas Fairbanks to gain the attention of critics. David Wark Griffith gave her the role of Bride of Cana in his monumental film Intolerance. However, fulfilled in the coming years, not the promise of these early successes and Bessie Love did not make the jump to the top star. For every good role many performances followed in B-movies and the constant change in the genre made it difficult for the public, Bessie Love to see more than one busy actress. In 1922 she was one of the first WAMPAS Baby Stars elected. In 1925 she had a small share of film history, when it appeared in the film The King of Main Street the Charleston introduced on the canvas.
In 1929, is now under contract MGM, Managed Bessie Love it so far most spectacular come-back. It took over one of the two main female roles in the Musical The Broadway Melody, With the slogan All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing created a new genre. Their warm-hearted depiction of a young dancer, unhappy in love Bessie Love won a nomination for the Oscar as best actress. After a few moderately successful performances in musicals, but her career began with the demise of the genre from 1931 to dwindle and in the same year it declared its withdrawal from the film business. The next year she was seen more or less successful at various stages and in vaudeville, on inter alia New York Palace. Since 1935, the actress moved completely to England over and lived for the rest of her life in London. Numerous appearances in British films and on stage and on television made their name in the memory of the spectators. In addition, Bessie Love wrote some pieces and stage shows, including the moderately successful drama Homecoming of 1958.
Among her most famous performances in later years, the role was as the mother of Isadora Duncan next Vanessa Redgrave in Karel Reisz' Isadora (1968) and a small part in John Schlesinger Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971). In 1972, she had a big success as Aunt Pittypat In the stage version of Gone with the Wind. She was most recently in 1981 in two small roles in Ragtime and Reds of Warren Beatty to see. She died at the age of 87 years and found in the Ruislip Crematorium their final resting place.