Evelyn Ankers (Born August 17, 1918 in Valparaiso, Chile; d. August 29, 1985) was a Chilean-born actress of British parentage, noted for playing the cultured young leading lady in many American horror films during the 1940s, most famously The Wolf Man (1941) opposite Lon Chaney, Jr., a frequent screen partner. Known as "the Queen of the Screamers", her other films include The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Captive Wild Woman (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), The Mad Ghoul (1943), Jungle Woman (1944), Weird Woman (1944), and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944).
She also appeared in Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949), and played Calamity Jane in The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950), for which she received top billing.
She made over fifty films between 1936 and 1950, then retired from the screen to be a housewife at the age of 32, returning ten years later to make one more movie, No Greater Love (1960), with husband Richard Denning.
She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 67 on August 29, 1985 in Maui, Hawaii.