Etta McDaniel (December 1, 1890 – January 13, 1946) was an American actress who appeared in over 60 films between 1933 and 1946. She was the sister of actor Sam McDaniel and actress and Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel. Among her films were The Prisoner of Shark Island, 1936, starring Warner Baxter and Gloria Stuart, The Great Man's Lady, 1942, with Joel McCrea, and Son of Dracula, 1943, starring Lon Chaney, Jr..
Etta McDaniel's feature film debut was in the 1933 King Kong, as the native woman who saves her baby from the approaching giant gorilla. She then became a supporting actress or extra, frequently in uncredited roles, performing as maids and nannies, including Lawless Nineties, 1936, a Western starring John Wayne. McDaniel died in Los Angeles, California, aged 55.
- Works by or about Etta McDaniel at Internet Archive
- Etta McDaniel on IMDb
- Etta McDaniel at Find a Grave