Years active 1912-1929
|Name Sylvia Ashton|
|Born January 26, 1880 (1880-01-26) Denver, Colorado USA|
Died November 17, 1940(1940-11-17) (aged 60) Los Angeles, California USA
Sylvia Ashton (January 26, 1880 – November 17, 1940) was an American film actress of the silent film era.
Ashton was born in Denver, Colorado. She bore a heavyset resemblance to Jane Darwell and like Darwell was playing mother and grandmother roles, though more famously than Darwell in the silents, while still in her 30s and 40s. For years she was a regular member of Cecil B. DeMille's troupe of character actors. She appeared in 134 films between 1912 and 1929. She retired from movies almost immediately at the dawn of sound, one of her last films being the part-talkie, The Barker (1928). She died in Los Angeles, California.