Vera Miles

Gender: female | Birthday: 1929-08-23 | Place of Birth:

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she attracted the attention of two master directors, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Ford cast her in the classic western The Searchers (1956) and Hitchcock, who put her under personal contract and hailed her as his "new Grace Kelly", paired her with the great Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man (1956). Hitchcock cast Miles in the potentially star-making role of Judy Barton in Vertigo (1958), but Miles withdrew from the film when she became pregnant. Hitchcock gave Miles a supporting role in another masterpiece Psycho (1960), as did Ford when he cast her opposite John Wayne and James Stewart in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), She also starred in such films as Beau James (1957) opposite Bob Hope, The FBI Story (1959) opposite Stewart, Back Street (1961) opposite Susan Hayward and John Gavin and Sergeant Ryker (1968) opposite Lee Marvin, as well as showing her consistently remarkable and versatile talent on dozens of popular television movies and series including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), Twilight Zone (1959), The Outer Limits (1963), The Fugitive (1963), My Three Sons (1960), Bonanza (1959), "Columbo" and Murder, She Wrote (1984). In 1983, she reprised her role as "Lila Crane" in the film sequel Psycho II (1983), starring Anthony Perkins. Although, too often, the stunningly beautiful Miles' gifts were underutilized, before her retirement in 1995, hers was a most intriguing and enduring Hollywood career.

Movies of Vera Miles

Série noire pour une nuit blanche
Série noire pour une nuit blanche

Série noire pour une nuit blanche   1985

Release Date: 1985-02-15

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures /

Director: Paul Bartel / Paul Bartel /

Psychose II
Psychose II

Psychose II   1983

Release Date: 1983-06-03

Rating: 6

Production Companies:

Director: Richard Franklin / Richard Franklin /

Stars: 
Anthony Perkins  /  Vera Miles  /  Meg Tilly
Les Monstres du Labyrinthe
Les Monstres du Labyrinthe

Les Monstres du Labyrinthe   1982

Release Date: 1982-12-27

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: McDermott Productions /

Director: Tom Hanks / Tom Hanks /

Stars: 
Tom Hanks  /  Wendy Crewson  /  David Wallace
Baffled!
Baffled!

Baffled!   1973

Release Date: 1973-01-29

Rating: 3

Production Companies: Arena Productions / Arena Productions /

Director: Leonard Nimoy / Leonard Nimoy /

Stars: 
Leonard Nimoy  /  Susan Hampshire  /  Rachel Roberts
Les Feux de l'enfer
Les Feux de l'enfer

Les Feux de l'enfer   1968

Release Date: 1968-11-27

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / 20th Century Fox Television /

Director: John Wayne / John Wayne /

Stars: 
John Wayne  /  Katharine Ross  /  Jim Hutton
Trois fantômes a la page
Trois fantômes a la page

Trois fantômes a la page   1967

Release Date: 1967-07-07

Rating: 5

Production Companies: William Castle Productions / Paramount /

Director: William Castle / William Castle /

Stars: 
Sid Caesar  /  Vera Miles  /  Barry Gordon
Suivez - moi, Boys!
Suivez - moi, Boys!

Suivez - moi, Boys!   1966

Release Date: 1966-12-01

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures /

Director: Norman Tokar / Norman Tokar /

Stars: 
Fred MacMurray  /  Vera Miles  /  Lillian Gish
L'homme qui tua Liberty Valance
L'homme qui tua Liberty Valance

L'homme qui tua Liberty Valance   1962

Release Date: 1962-04-22

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies:

Director: Chet Brandenburg / Chet Brandenburg /

Stars: 
John Wayne  /  James Stewart  /  Vera Miles
Psychose
Psychose

Psychose   1960

Release Date: 1960-06-16

Rating: 8.4

Production Companies: Shamley Productions /

Director: Lester Wm. Berke / Lester Wm. Berke /

Stars: 
Anthony Perkins  /  Vera Miles  /  John Gavin
La police fédérale enquête
La police fédérale enquête

La police fédérale enquête   1959

Release Date: 1959-10-01

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Warner Bros. /

Director: Mervyn LeRoy / Mervyn LeRoy /

Stars: 
Ed Prentiss  /  Fay Roope  /  Robert Gist
Le Faux Coupable
Le Faux Coupable

Le Faux Coupable   1956

Release Date: 1956-12-22

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Warner Bros. /

Director: Alfred Hitchcock / Alfred Hitchcock /

Stars: 
Henry Fonda  /  Vera Miles  /  Anthony Quayle
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves   1956

Release Date: 1956-08-01

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Columbia Pictures /

Director: Robert Aldrich / Robert Aldrich /

Stars: 
Joan Crawford  /  Cliff Robertson  /  Vera Miles
À vingt-trois pas du mystère
À vingt-trois pas du mystère

À vingt-trois pas du mystère   1956

Release Date: 1956-05-18

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation /

Director: Edmond F. Bernoudy / Edmond F. Bernoudy /

Stars: 
Van Johnson  /  Vera Miles  /  Cecil Parker
La Prisonnière du Désert
La Prisonnière du Désert

La Prisonnière du Désert   1956

Release Date: 1956-03-13

Rating: 7.7

Production Companies: C.V. Whitney Pictures / Warner Bros. /

Director: John Wayne / John Wayne /

Stars: 
John Wayne  /  Jeffrey Hunter  /  Vera Miles
Un Jeu risqué
Un Jeu risqué

Un Jeu risqué   1955

Release Date: 1955-07-03

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Allied Artists Pictures / Allied Artists Pictures /

Director: Jacques Tourneur / Jacques Tourneur /

Stars: 
Joel McCrea  /  Vera Miles  /  Lloyd Bridges
The Charge at Feather River
The Charge at Feather River

The Charge at Feather River   1953

Release Date: 1953-07-11

Rating: 4.3

Production Companies: Warner Bros. /

Director: Gordon Douglas / Gordon Douglas /

Stars: 
Guy Madison  /  Frank Lovejoy  /  Helen Westcott
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