Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles

Highest Rated: 100% Heat (1972)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 9, 1932

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actress Sylvia Miles found success on screen but was perhaps more well-known as a fixture on the Manhattan social scene for decades. A New York native, she began working on stage in her early 20s, while also making periodic television appearances. In Carl Reiner's pilot for what would become "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66), she played the role of female comedy writer Sally Rogers, but was replaced by Rose Marie for the series. She went on to make numerous TV appearances throughout the 1960s on shows such as "Route 66" (CBS, 1960-64) and "The Defenders" (CBS, 1961-65). On the big screen, a small role in a landmark film earned the actress a spot in history. Miles appeared in John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy" (1969). Playing Cass, a kept woman with a thing for Jon Voight's Joe Buck, the actress earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress despite being on screen for less than 10 minutes. She went on to star in "Heat" (1972), a "Sunset Boulevard" parody produced by Andy Warhol. An appearance opposite Robert Mitchum in the Raymond Chandler adaptation "Farwell, My Lovely" (1975) earned her another Oscar nomination. As with "Midnight Cowboy," she had less than 10 minutes of screen time in the film. She continued acting in movies and on television throughout the '80s. Her notable big screen appearances included Tobe Hooper's "The Funhouse" (1981), "Crossing Delancey" (1988), and the Meryl Streep-Rosanne Barr comedy "She-Devil" (1989). Oliver Stone cast her as a real estate agent in "Wall Street" (1988), a role that she reprised in its follow-up "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010). On television, she had guest roles on shows such as "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-90) and "The Equalizer" (CBS, 1985-89). Her standing as a noted New York party-goer made her a natural for a cameo on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) in 2002. Miles passed away in Manhattan on June 12, 2019 at 94.

Highest rated movies

Evil Under the Sun
Crossing Delancey
Midnight Cowboy
Wall Street
Denise Calls Up
The Funhouse
Farewell, My Lovely




No Score Yet No Score Yet Japanese Borscht Mary Tess (Character) - 2019
0% 44% High Times' Potluck Ma (Character) $2.7K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rose's Ms. P (Character) - 1999
74% 56% Denise Calls Up Sharon, Gail's Aunt (Character) $147.0K 1995
40% 49% She-Devil Mrs. Fisher (Character) $12.8M 1989
89% 78% Crossing Delancey Hannah Mandelbaum (Character) $15.8M 1988
50% 59% Spike of Bensonhurst Congresswoman (Character) $287.0K 1988
No Score Yet 49% Sleeping Beauty Red Fairy (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 35% Critical Condition Nurse Maggie Lesser (Character) $20.1M 1987
78% 81% Wall Street Realtor (Character) $41.3M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Big Deal Principal Bellows (Character) - 1983
91% 72% Evil Under the Sun Myra Gardener (Character) - 1982
68% 39% The Funhouse Madame Zena (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 32% Shalimar Countess Rasmussen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 17% Zero to Sixty Unknown (Character) - 1978
45% 44% The Sentinel Gerde Engstrom (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 41% The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Mike (Character) - 1976
67% 73% Farewell, My Lovely Jessie Halstead Florian (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 53% 92 in the Shade Miles (Character) - 1975
100% 62% Heat Sally Todd (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Mary What's 'er Name? Christina (Character) - 1971
89% 88% Midnight Cowboy Cass (Character) $201.0K 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Rose (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 62% Parrish Eileen (Character) - 1961


No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
70% 81% Sex and the City Joan (Guest Star) 2002
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961