Vera Miles is an iconic American actress, best known for her remarkable performance in movies such as Psycho, Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle, Molly and Lawless John, Sergeant Ryker, and The Searchers, among others. She began her acting career in 1950 and was active in the industry for 45 years before her retirement in 1995. The screen star boasts an impressive resume with over 80 movies and TV shows to her credit. In addition to her successful acting career, Vera is also a married woman and a proud mother of four children. Learn more about her below.
Who is Vera Miles and How Old is She?
Born Vera June Ralston to Bernice and Thomas Ralston, the actress came into this world on the 23rd day of August 1929. Although she was born in Boise City of Oklahoma, she was rained in Pratt neighborhood of Kansas and in Wichita. She has three older siblings, however, not much is known about them.
She completed her basic education at Wichita North High School where she graduated from in 1947. During her high school days, Vera was crowned as Miss Wichita. After graduation, the stunning actress participated in Miss Kansas beauty pageant in 1948 and emerged as the winner of the contest. More so, she finished as a third runner-up in the Miss America beauty pageant in the same year.
Miles moved to Los Angeles in the year 1950 in order to pursue an acting career. When she arrived in Los Angeles, she landed a small role in the movie When Willie Comes Marching Home. The following year, she had roles in Two Tickets to Broadway. She scored more roles in other movies such as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Pride of the Blue Grass, Wichita, The Wrong Man, and The FBI Story.
During the ‘60s, the actress appeared in Psycho, The Lawbreakers, A Tiger Walks, The Spirit is Willing, Gentle Giant and It Takes All Kinds. In the ‘70s she scored several roles in films like The Wild Country, Molly and Lawless John, The Castaway Cowboy, and Run for the Roses. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, she featured in The Initiation, Psycho II and Into the Night. Her last film role was in the 1995 movie, Separate Lives.
Vera Miles also made several television appearances during her career timeline. She made her television debut with a role in the 1964 series, The Hanged Man. She later starred in Journey to the Unknown, Live Again, Die Again, State Fair, Fire!, Mazes and Monsters, and International Airport. She was last seen in the 1989 series, The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro.
Family: Spouse And Children
When it comes to her personal life, Vera Miles has had her own fair share of romantic relationships. She has been married four times and has four children – two sons and two daughters. Her first marriage was to Bob Miles whom she married in 1948. The couple had two daughters named Kelley and Debra. After six years of a successful marriage, their relationship turned sour, leading to a divorce granted by a court in 1954.
Her second marriage was to Gordon Scott, an American actor, and her Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle co-star. The pair walked down the aisle in 1956 and went their separate ways four years later in 1960. They had a son named Michael. Next, she got married to another actor named Keith Larsen. The couple tied the knot in 1960 and divorced in 1971. Their union produced a son named Erik.
Vera Miles’ fourth and final attempt at marriage was with an American film director named Robert Jones. Their marriage lasted for two years from 1973 to 1975. Since then, Vera decided to opt out of the love game and focus on raising her four children.
Details of Her Net Worth
For an actress who has appeared in over 80 movies and TV series and with a career that spanned over four decades, nothing less is expected than a huge financial worth. Her net worth is pegged at $8 million. It is already known that her wealth came from movies and salaries from TV shows.
Where Is She Now?
The veteran actress was active in the Hollywood industry for over four and a half decades (1959 – 1995). However, since her retirement, she started keeping a low profile. In the latter part of her life, Vera hardly grants interviews or make public appearances. She currently resides in Palm Desert in California, United States.
Vera Miles was undoubtedly among the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry, little wonder she was able to win several beauty contests in her youth. Although she isn’t the tallest woman out there, with a height of 5 feet 4 inches, the actress won’t be lost in a crowd. In addition, she weighs 52 kg (115 lbs) and has body measurements of 33-24-33 inches for bust-waist-hips. Her other distinctive features include her brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes.