Mabel Ballin

Mabel Ballin (née. Croft, January 1, 1887 – July 24, 1958), was an American motion-picture actress of the silent film era.

Mabel Ballin
Stars of the Photoplay, 1924
Mabel Croft

(1887-01-01)January 1, 1887
DiedJuly 24, 1958(1958-07-24) (aged 71)
Resting placeWoodlawn Memorial Cemetery
Years active19171925
Spouse(s)Hugo Ballin (m.19171956; his death)

Early life and career

Mabel Croft was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1887. She entered the film industry in 1917 because her husband was achieving little success with his painting career.[1]

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 portrayed Becky Sharp.

Personal life

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.



  2. "The Spreading Dawn (silent film)". Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  3. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 238.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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