Born a Georgian princess, Miki Iveria and her family were forced out of their homeland by Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. The exiles moved throughout Europe before settling in England. Though originally known as Gayane Mickeladze, she adopted the name Miki Iveria for her stage debut in a late '30s production of Tovarich. Her subsequent career in theater encompassed several decades and dozens of supporting roles. Iveria made her screen debut in The Adventures of Tartu (1943). Her many other film credits include Too Young to Love (1960), Arrivederci, Baby! (1966), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), and Dance With a Stranger (1985). Iveria had a real passion for Maltese dogs and, in 1980, published an authoritative book on them.