Millie Perkins as "The Woman" in Monte Hellman's THE SHOOTING (1966) New Jersey native Millie Perkins was born in 1938. While working as a receptionist in New York City, Perkins caught the attention of a photographer, resulting in a career in the modeling world. By 1958, Perkins was known as a cover girl. Though she never considered acting, director George Stevens convinced her to read for the part of Anne Frank in his 1959 film, The Diary of Anne Frank. She signed with 20th Century Fox, and starred in Wild in the Country, though difficulties with her contract occurred, and she was dropped from the production company after filming. Perkins played the lead female roles in Jack Nicholson's 1964 early films The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind.
Excerpted from The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz
Mille Perkins is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film