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Vera Miles
 Roles turned down by Vera Miles:

Flamingo Feather
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.

House of Wax (1953)
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

Invasion of The Body Snatchers
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

The Last Picture Show
Director Peter Bogdanovich seriously considered her for the role of the wealthy, sexy, adulterous wife and mother.
Actor who got the part: Ellen Burstyn

Marnie
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

North By Northwest
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

Vertigo
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






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