First Class PassengerSexual Preferences:
Straight, but has 'entertained' girls once or twice - though sufficiently rarely for her to not think of herself as bisexual. Due to her success in her industry she can act quite dominant in the bedroom which surprises many of her lovers since her film roles often cast her in the "vulnerable little girl" role, always being whisked away by masked baddies or saved by dashing heroes. At other times, such as on the casting couch, she will happily submit.Appearance:
Clarisse has intense dark brown eyes and while her film fans know her only in black and white, many are surprised upon meeting her, to find she has a head of flaming intense red hair. While the severely controlled bob and the flat-breasted look is all the rage this season, Clarisse continues to wear her hair in her signature "wild boy" cut, a style quite unlike any other lady of the silver screen and she flaunts her very curvaceous and neatly put together figure. In her film roles she often does bedroom scenes in satin and silk night dresses or bathing scenes in swimsuits because of her buxom shape.Personality:
Clarisse is outgoing, bubbly and cheerful and a relentless party girl, although much of this is a front to hide her tired inner self, hollow from overwork and lonely from a lack of deep friendships. She does not smoke but drinks to excess, usually G&T.Background:
Clarisse was born in Tottenham, north London, a working class girl and as a child was a maid servant to a family of the English nobility. During the war when Baron Wentworth went to command a brigade in France, the household was downsized and Clarisse returned to live with her father, a travelling itinerant fairground showman. She never knew her mother who was a drunk and ran away from the baby Clarisse and her husband soon after Clarisse was born. Her father Tom would set up his stall at local fairs, and at the ends of seaside piers to entertain the "Sunday strollers". At these places the teenaged Clarisse would give impromptu singing acts as well as dances and her big break came one day just after the war when a London vaudeville producer saw her and offered her and her father a contract on the spot.
From small-time vaudeville theatre and matinee shows Clarisse worked her way up as a singer and dancer until a movie mogul spotted her and gave her a part on the big screen. Her first silent movie "The Mystic Angel" (1922) was an astounding hit, Clarisse's signature look of the "innocent girl with a knowing smile" was hugely popular and a successful string of silent reels followed, producing them at a rate of three a year. "The Sandboy", "When Dawn Comes", "Arabian Prince", "Molly Knuckles and the Cat Boy", "Moonstruck" and "Dahlia and the Dancing Fawns" are among her many well-known movies.
Clarisse's skill is as a dancer and singer and now the age of the talkie is here, she has signed up a contract with the Hollywood casting director Abraham Bartok Maroon who has contracted her to tap-dance and sing in a new talking movie "The Forty-Niners" that is being shot in California. Clarisse has booked her cabin in first class on board the RMS Mystic because the name links her to her first successful silent movie and she hopes this voyage will be the start of new things.
In truth, Clarisse hides behind a smiling face and is almost on the point of nervous collapse. She has worked far too hard in the last six years and has been prescribed amphetamine pills to keep her going, to which she is now addicted, as well as becoming an alcoholic. The talkies offer a less arduous schedule, being produced, usually at the rate of one to two a year and she hopes that if she can earn big bucks in America she might soon have enough to retire and rest... and find a husband. A true and close friend is someone she has never had and she yearns to have that hole in her life filled.