Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (January 14, 1904 - January 18, 1980) was an English photographer.
Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society portraits. He worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue. He also worked as a stage and film designer, including the musicals Gigi (1959) and My Fair Lady (1965).
During the second world war, he worked for the British Ministry of Information, as a documentary photographer.