Margaret Cloud (Bathing Beauty)


Margaret Cloud was born in 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After her parents divorced her mother Cecelia married William Elkins, a painter. The family moved to California when Margaret was a child. In 1922 she made her film debut in the comedy Horse Sense. The following year she was chosen to be one of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Margaret posed for countless photos wearing a revealing swimsuit. She also appeared in several Sennett shorts including Scarem Much and His New Mama. While working in England she met writer Adrian Johnson. They were married on March 5, 1926 in New York City. Soon after Margaret decided to retire from acting. Her final film was the 1927 drama Broadway Madness. Margaret and Adrian lived in Los Angeles and remained together until his death in 1964.