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Sylvia Miles

Highest Rated:   100% Superstar in a Housedress (2004)
Lowest Rated:   0% High Times' Potluck (2003)
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American actress Sylvia Miles was one of several performers of the 1960s to parlay a vulgar, sex-obsessed screen personality into a successful career. Miles started out at the Actors Studio, then moved on to Broadway, playing fairly conservative roles. The first foretaste of things to come was Miles's role as The Thief in the off-Broadway production of The Balcony, in which she allowed a man dressed as a judge to whip her -- but only after she forced him to lick her foot! Though this kind of material is kid's stuff today, it packed quite a wallop in 1960, and established Miles as, at best, a "peculiar" personality. In 1969 Miles was nominated for an Oscar for her brief role in Midnight Cowboy, in which she outhustles would-be hustler Jon Voight following an athletic and sometimes amusing sex scene. Her second Oscar nomination was for Farewell My Lovely (1975), in which she played a boozer with something to hide from detective Phillip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum). The story most often told about Miles concerns the time she responded to a bad review from critic John Simon by dumping a greasy plate of food on his head. Less often told is the story of how Miles came awfully close to being a regular on The Dick Van Dyke Show. In the 1959 Van Dyke pilot, then titled Head of the Family, Miles played comedy writer Sally Rogers -- the role ultimately played by another outspoken actress, Rose Marie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Realtor
$52.5M 2010
67% Go Go Tales
  • Lillian Murray
2007
100% Superstar in a Housedress
  • Actor
2004
0% High Times' Potluck
  • Ma
2003
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
90% The Cockettes
  • Actor
2002
77% Denise Calls Up
  • Gale's Aunt
1996
86% Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1990
41% She-Devil
  • Mrs. Fisher
1989
50% Spike of Bensonhurst
  • Congresswoman
1988
90% Crossing Delancey
  • Hannah Mandelbaum
1988
78% Wall Street
  • Realtor
1987
No Score Yet Cannon Movie Tales: Sleeping Beauty
  • Wicked fairy godmother
1987
No Score Yet Critical Condition
  • Maggie
1987
No Score Yet Portrait of an Artist: Warhol
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet No Big Deal
  • Actor
1983
83% Evil Under the Sun
  • Myra Gardener
1982
64% The Funhouse
  • Mme. Zena
1981
No Score Yet Shalimar (Deadly Thief) (Raiders of the Sacred Stone)
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Zero to Sixty
  • Flo
1978
58% The Sentinel
  • Gerde
1977
No Score Yet The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (Wildcat)
  • Mike
1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade
  • Bella Knowles
1975
84% Farewell, My Lovely
  • Mrs. Florian
1975
No Score Yet Psychomania
  • Silvia
1973
100% Heat
  • Sally Todd
1972
43% The Last Movie
  • Script Girl
1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
  • Christine
1971
90% Midnight Cowboy
  • Cass
1969
No Score Yet Violent Midnight
  • Silvia
1963
No Score Yet Parrish
  • Eileen
1961
No Score Yet Murder, Inc.
  • Sadie
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
  • Jackie Diamond

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