Fran Bennett (August 14, 1937 – September 12, 2021) was an American actress. She was born in Malvern, Arkansas. Her career began in 1961. She played Dr. Heffner in the 1994 horror movie Wes Craven's New Nightmare. She also appeared in the 1990s soap opera Sunset Beach and medical drama Nightingales. She also taught at the California Institute of the Arts.