Mabel Ballin

Active - 1917 - 1925  |   Born - Jan, 1887 in Philadelphia, PA  |   Died - Jul, 1958 in Santa Monica, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Western, Romance

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Forgotten brunette Mabel Ballin, of the chiseled and cold beauty type (as one critic put it), starred in a series of high-budgeted ostume dramas courtesy of her husband, artist-turned-art director-turned-director Hugo Ballin. Ballin was both Jane Eyre and East Lynne in 1921, and tackled Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair two years later. One of her last roles was as Jane Withersteen opposite Tom Mix in the 1925 version of Riders of the Purple Sage. Both Ballins left film work that year but remained married until Hugo's death in 1956.