Claire Phillips and Ann Dvorak
I was just reading a bit about Ann Dvorak, and she was pretty awesome— defying the studios at a time when no one had yet dared to by suing Warner Brothers over casting decisions.
As a result her career faded, sadly as she was really talented. She went on to move to England with her husband, where she drove ambulances during World War II in support of the war effort. Anyone, the woman clearly had guts!