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Vera Miles

Highest Rated:   100% The Searchers (1956)
Lowest Rated:   14% Hellfighters (1968)
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Beauty contest winner Vera Ralston made a smattering of industrial films before beginning her Hollywood career in 1952. While making films at Republic studios, Ralston changed her name to avoid being confused with Republic's reigning queen Vera Hruba Ralston; "Miles" was the last name of her first husband. At first cast as a bland ingenue, she proved herself capable of conveying neurotic hysteria in The Charge at Feather River (1953), playing a white girl kidnapped by Indians who was violently resistant to being returned to her real family. She met her second husband, Gordon Scott, while filming Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1954). With her work in John Ford's The Searchers (1955), she graduated to big-budget productions. During the latter half of the 1950s, she was under contract to Alfred Hitchcock, who was impressed by the "still waters run deep" element of her performances. She played a delusional rape victim in "Revenge," the very first episode of TV's Alfred Hitchcock Presents; she was cast as Henry Fonda's beleaguered wife in Hitch's The Wrong Man (her final scene is a knockout!); and, of course, she was seen as the sister of the ill-fated Janet Leigh in Psycho, a role she flamboyantly reprised in the 1982 sequel Psycho 2. While she never quite attained full film stardom, Miles kept extremely busy in both theatrical releases and television. During the 1960s and 1970s, she was regarded as a "good luck charm" by TV producers: if she guest-starred in the pilot episode of a potential series, chances are that series would sell (among those sold were the aforementioned Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Asphalt Jungle, The Eleventh Hour, The Fugitive, Court Martial, The Outer Limits, I Spy, Gentle Ben, Cannon and Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law). She continued to make occasional appearances until the 1995 feature Separate Lives, in which she costarred with James Belushi; afterward, she retired from acting. As of this writing, Vera Miles is still married to her fourth husband, sound engineer and mixer Bob Jones.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tcm Presents Psycho
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Hanged Man
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Separate Lives
  • Dr. Goldin
1995
No Score Yet Brainwaves
  • Actor
1987
41% Into the Night
  • Joan Caper
1985
No Score Yet The Initiation
  • Frances Fairchild
1984
No Score Yet Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
  • Kate Keller
1984
61% Psycho II
  • Lila Loomis
1983
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters
  • Cat
1982
No Score Yet Brainwaves
  • Marian Koonan
1982
No Score Yet Our Family Business
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Roughnecks
  • Ida McBride
1980
No Score Yet Run for the Roses
  • Clarissa Stewart
1978
No Score Yet And I Alone Survived
  • Irene Elder
1978
No Score Yet Fire!
  • Martha Wagner
1977
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming
  • Victoria Stevens
1977
No Score Yet Smash-Up on Interstate 5
  • Erica
1976
No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
  • Mrs. Horton
1976
No Score Yet The Castaway Cowboy
  • Henrietta MacAvoy
1974
No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet One Little Indian
  • Doris
1973
No Score Yet Baffled!
  • Andrea Glenn
1973
No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Molly and Lawless John
  • Molly Parker
1972
No Score Yet A Howling in the Woods
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet In Search of America
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Wild Country
  • Kate Tanner
1971
14% Hellfighters
  • Madelyn Buckman
1968
No Score Yet Kona Coast
  • Melissa Hyde
1968
No Score Yet Mission Batangas
  • Joan Barnes
1968
No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker
  • Ann Ryker
1968
No Score Yet The Spirit Is Willing
  • Kate Powell
1967
No Score Yet Gentle Giant
  • Ellen Wedloc
1967
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys!
  • Vida Downey
1966
No Score Yet Those Calloways
  • Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
1965
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks
  • Dorothy Williams
1964
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Hallie Stoddard
1962
No Score Yet Back Street
  • Liz Saxon
1961
97% Psycho
  • Lila Crane
1960
No Score Yet A Touch of Larceny
  • Virginia Killain
1959
No Score Yet The FBI Story
  • Lucy Ann Hardesty
1959
No Score Yet Beau James
  • Betty Compton
1957
91% The Wrong Man
  • Rose Balestrero
1956
88% Autumn Leaves
  • Virginia Hanson
1956
No Score Yet 23 Paces to Baker Street
  • Jean Lennox
1956
100% The Searchers
  • Laurie Jorgensen
1956
No Score Yet Wichita
  • Laurie
1955
No Score Yet Timberjack
  • Lynne Tilton
1955
No Score Yet Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail
  • Florinda
1954
No Score Yet So Big
  • Girl
1953
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River
  • Jennie McKeever
1953
No Score Yet Fair Wind to Java
  • Kim Kim
1953
No Score Yet For Men Only (The Tall Lie)
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story
  • Denny Burke
1952
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Chorus girl
1951
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian
  • Actor
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Millicent Barnes
  • 1960

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