Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American film and TV actress known for her versatility. She first signed with Paramount in 1930, working with Ernst Lubitsch and Joel McCrea, among many others. Her long-running feud with Bette Davis was publicised for effect. Later she became a pioneer of TV drama. Miriam Hopkins was a distinguished Hollywood hostess, who moved in intellectual and creative circles.