Mary Clare Absalom (17 July 1892 – 29 August 1970) was a British actress of stage, film and television.
Mary Clare Absalom was born in 1892, the second of five daughters, to George Alfred Absalom and Annie Louise Austin. Mary Absalom first worked in an office but a loan of £50 allowed her to train at a dramatic school and she began her thespian career as Mary Clare on the London stage at the age of 18 in 1910; following which she spent two years touring the provinces to appear back in London in "A Posy on a Ring" at the Earl's Court Exhibition Theatre. She made her London West End debut in Turandot at the St. James Theatre in 1913, following which she appeared in many West End productions.
In the theatre, she became one of Noël Coward's "leading ladies" appearing in several of his plays, in particular, Cavalcade in 1931. In September 1936 she played the leading role in the play Laura Garnett, by Leslie and Sewell Stokes, at the Arts Theatre Club, London and played the lead role of the victim in Agatha Christie's 1945 play Appointment with Death. In 1960, she appeared in Noël Coward's 50th play Waiting in the Wings with Sybil Thorndike.