The Titanic is known all over the world. Everyone has heard the infamous story. The unsinkable ship met its demise at the hands of an iceberg. In 1997, a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet created by James Cameron became a box office smash hit. Celine Dion became a household name with her song, “My Heart Will Go On” thanks to said movie. But, how much do we really know about the ill-fated Titanic? What are some of the secrets that it holds within its steel walls? Here are fifteen jaw-dropping facts about the Titanic that will blow your mind.
1. Saved from the Titanic
Among the 700 survivors of the Titanic, one of them was a silent actress named Dorothy Gibson (May 17, 1889 – February 17, 1946). What did she do after surviving one of the biggest ocean disasters? Why make a movie, of course. The film, Saved from the Titanic, was released in May 1912 and was the first film to depict the events of the sinking ship. Gibson even went as far as to wear the same clothes and shoes she wore at the time of the actual sinking. Saved from the Titanic was successful but sadly it is now a lost film. The only known print was destroyed in a studio fire.