Barbara Bel Geddes (31 October, 1922 – 8 August, 2005) was an American actress, artist and children's author best known for her starring role in the television drama series Dallas as matriarch Miss Ellie Ewing.
Bel Geddes also starred in the original Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the role of Maggie. Her notable films included Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and I Remember Mama (1948). She was the recipient of several acting awards and nominations throughout her career.
Bel Geddes died on 8 August, 2005, at her home in Northeast Harbor, Maine at the age of 82.