Fay Helm (9 April 1909 – 27 September 2003) was an American actress who appeared in over 40 films throughout her career, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s. She is perhaps best known for her roles in classic Hollywood productions such as The Wolf Man, Random Harvest, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. She often played the supporting character or the character of authority, such as nurses, secretaries, and teachers. In addition to her film work, she was also a successful stage actress and appeared in several Broadway productions. She retired from acting in the mid-1940s and passed away in 2003 at the age of 94.