1st Woman in a Movie

Carmencita (1894) – William K.L. Dickson

The 1st woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and possibly the 1st woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film, Carmencita is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial’s in New York since February 1890.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000001/

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