Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Rowles (January 10, 1914 – October 7, 2001 in Concord, New Hampshire) was an American actress. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rowles graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology.Rowels performed in such films and television series as The Defenders, Sweet Liberty and Power. She also appeared as Vera Charles in the original Broadway production of Auntie Mame (1956–1958) with Rosalind Russell in the title role. Rowles also acted on stage in the Strand Theatre in London in Dark Eyes (1948). Television work included soap opera characters in roles on The Nurses, Somerset, and The Edge of Night. Rowles was also known as Inspector No. 12 in a series of television commercials for Hanes underwear.On October 7, 2001, Rowles died at a nursing home in Concord, New Hampshire, aged 87.