Mabel Ballin (January 1, 1887 – July 24, 1958) was an
American motion-picture actress of the silent film era.
Born Mabel Croft in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she
originally studied painting. Her landscapes were noticed at an exhibition and
led to an offer to appear in films. Ballin appeared in 28 films between 1917
and 1925. She achieved popularity during World War I.
She is best known for her role in Riders of the Purple Sage
(1925). Her other notable roles included The Glorious Adventure (1918), Jane
Eyre (1921), and Vanity Fair (1923), in which she played Becky Sharp.
She married artist-turned-director Hugo Ballin in 1917, and
they remained married until his death in 1956.
She died in 1958 in Santa Monica, California. She was
interred in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica with her husband.