Barbara Castleton (September 14, 1894 – December 23, 1978) was an American silent film actress. Castleton appeared in motion pictures from 1914 through 1923, accumulating twenty-eight screen credits.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Castleton was one of the lower echelon stars who made films for Samuel Goldwyn Studio, along with Cullen Landis, James Kirkwood, and Rowland Lee. The company's major stars were Madge Kennedy, Geraldine Farrar, Will Rogers, and Tom Moore. Her first performance as a film actress came in The Ordeal (1914). She had the lead in Branding Iron (1920), a film directed by Reginald Barker.
Personal life and death
Her first husband was George W. Zimmerman, an attorney from Vancouver, British Columbia. Castleton won a divorce suit from Zimmerman in October 1921 in Reno, Nevada. She contended that he gambled and lived beyond his income. The decree was granted on ground of cruelty. Castleton wed playwright Willard Mack in June 1920.
Castleton was a collector of furniture. In March 1923 she purchased a pair of early seventeenth century blue velvet armchairs with Van Dyke fringe and an octagonal walnut center table with an elaborate carved base, also from the seventeenth century. The pieces were purchased at the Dabissi sale of fine old furniture held at the American Art Galleries in New York City.
Castleton died in Boca Raton, Florida in 1978.
|1914||The Ordeal||Alternative title: The Mothers of Liberty|
|1916||A Daughter of the Gods|
|1917||For the Freedom of the World||Betty Milburn|
|Her Good Name||Agnes Gurnee|
|On Trial||Mrs. Robert Strickland|
|Sins of Ambition||Ruth Maxwell|
|1918||Empty Pockets||Muriel Schuyler|
|Vengeance||Lady Elsie Drillingcourt|
|The Heart of a Girl||Betty Lansing|
|Heredity||Nedda Trevor, as an adult||Alternative title: The Blood of the Trevors|
|1919||Peg o' My Heart||Ethel Chicester||*first filmed version of famous play produced by Famous Players-Lasky. It was never released due to copyright conflict with J. Hartley Manners and his wife Laurette Taylor. Taylor starred in a permitted version in 1922 for Metro Pictures directed by King Vidor|
|What Love Forgives|
|The Silver King|
|The Rough Neck||Frances||Alternative title: The Roughneck|
|The Man Who Turned White|
|Dangerous Hours||May Weston|
|1920||Dangerous Days||Audrey Valentine|
|Out of the Storm||Margaret Hill|
|The Branding Iron||Joan Carver|
|1921||The Child Thou Gavest Me||Norma Huntley|
|1922||False Fronts||Helen Baxter|
|What's Wrong with the Women?||Janet Lee|
|The Streets of New York||Lucy Bloodgood|
|My Friend the Devil||Anna Ryder|
|1923||The Net||Allayne Norman|