Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 - December 14, 1993) was a United States actress, well known for her motion picture work.

Myrna Loy in the 1920s

Born Myrna Adele Williams in Raidersburg (near Helena, Montana), she moved to Los Angeles, California when she was young. At the age of fifteen she began appearing in local stage productions, an in 1925 appeared in the movie What Price Beauty. Her silent film roles were mainly those of vampish exotic women, but she was cast in more wholesome roles in talkies. Her performance in The Thin Man as William Powell's sophisticated, witty wife Nora made her a star.

By 1936, she was voted the most popular actress in Hollywood. Although she was never nominated for an Academy Award, she received an honorary Oscar in 1991 for her entire career.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6685 Hollywood Blvd.

Myrna Loy died during cancer surgery in New York City and was cremated; her ashes are buried at Forestvale Cemetery, in Helena, Montana.