Roles turned down by Vera Miles:
Under personal contract during the '50s to master director Alfred Hitchcock, Miles was considered as a possible co-star for James Stewart in this never-made adventure thriller set in Africa.
The beautiful actress, under contract to Warner Bros. at the time, was tested and considered to play the female lead "Sue Allen" in the 3-D horror thriller remake what would go on to become one of the studio's biggest hits of the era.
Actor who got the part: Phyllis Kirk
The gorgeous blonde had the inside track for the female lead in director Don Siegel's sci-fi classic but producer Walter Wanger insisted on casting an actress he was trying to promote.
Actor who got the part: Dana Wynter
Director Peter Bogdanovich seriously considered her for the role of the wealthy, sexy, adulterous wife and mother.
Actor who got the part: Ellen Burstyn
Alfred Hitchcock briefly considered Miles, whom he had hoped to star in "Vertigo," to play the beautiful, troubled compulsive thief.
Actor who got the part: 'Tippi' Hedren
The beautiful, talented Miles had derailed Alfred Hitchcock's plans to star her in "Vertigo," but she was still a candidate to play "Eve."
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint
Director Alfred Hitchcock was furious to learn that Vera Miles was pregnant, forcing her to withdraw from the film that Hitchcock thought would make her a major star.
Actor who got the part: Kim Novak
Did you know that Vera Miles was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)