She was one of 马克·森内特's famous Bathing Beauties. Blonde, blue-eyed Harriet Hammond graced the screen for little more than a decade, having abandoned earlier designs of becoming a concert pianist. She entered films in 1918 and made her name as an athletic knockabout comedienne in two-reel shorts. Harriet appeared with most of the great Sennett comics, including Charles Murray, 切斯特·康克林, 福特·斯特林, 本·特平 and 比利·贝文. She left Sennett (and slapstick comedy) in 1921 and free-lanced for several years. Commanding leads and second leads in crime films and melodramas, she was now paid a handsome salary (by any standards) of $1000 a week. Sometime prior to 1923, she was injured when dynamite exploded too close to her. Out of work for more than a year, she sued the studio. In the end, neither her career, nor (presumably) her looks quite recovered from the mishap. Sources at the time commented, that she now had a somewhat tragic aura about her. There were several more starring roles for Harriet in the mid- and late 20's. Possibly the best of these was opposite 卢·科迪 in the romantic comedy Man and Maid (1925), based on a novel by 埃莉诺·格林. By 1928, Harriet's career was essentially over and she retired after a bit part in her only talkie in 1930.