Vera Miles

Vera Miles

Appeared in the trailer for The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).

By sheer coincidence, all three of Vera's handsome, strapping ex-husbands died within a short time span. Her third husband, Keith Larsen died on December 13, 2006; first husband/stuntman and small part actor Bob Miles died on April 12, 2007; and bodybuilder second husband actor Gordon Scott, who played Tarzan in films, died on April 30, 2007.

Changed her name to Vera Miles (derived from her first married name) upon first arriving in Hollywood, due to there already being a Vera Ralston who was working there at the time.

Daughters with Bob Miles: Debra Miles (born in 1950) and Kelley Miles (born in 1952). Son with Gordon Scott: Michael Scott (born in 1957). Son with Keith Larsen: Eric Larsen (born April 30, 1961 in Burbank, California).

Ex-stepmother of Keith Larsen Jr..

Her scenes as John Wayne's wife in The Green Berets (1968) were cut from the movie prior to its release.

In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), John Wayne pursued Miss Miles, but lost her to James Stewart. Six years later, his luck improved. Miles played Wayne's wife in Hellfighters (1968) and The Green Berets (1968), though her scenes in the latter were left on the cutting room floor.

In Italy, a great number of her films were dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta or Micaela Giustiniani. She was occasionally dubbed by Miranda Bonansea, Renata Marini, Dhia Cristiani and most notably by Lidia Simoneschi in Psycho (1960).

In the late 1940s, made a television commercial for Lustre Creme shampoo.

Many people, for years, have argued over what Miles' middle name is. Some people say June, while others say May.

Miss Kansas 1948.

Mother-in-law of Gabe Essoe.

Placed third in the Miss America contest in 1948.

Was a contestant on "You Bet Your Life" (1950) on April 4, 1951. She and her partner won $8 in the quiz, guessed the secret word ("hand") and incorrectly answered the De Soto-Plymouth $5,500 Question ("Who was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?").

Was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock after Grace Kelly retired, but pregnancy prevented her from many starring roles.