Ethel Barrymore (or Ethel Mae Blythe; 15 August 1879 – 18 June 1959) was a major American actress. She was a member of the Barrymore family of actors. She became quite popular in stage and on Broadway.
Barrymore's first appearance was in 1895, in The Imprudent Young Couple. She played Nora in the play A Doll's House in 1905. She was also in the critically acclaimed movie None but the Lonely Heart. She was in Alfred Hitchcock movies. She was the sister of actors John and Lionel Barrymore and grand-aunt of the actress Drew Barrymore.