Roles turned down by Petula Clark:
Offered the role of "Gwen Meighen" in the box-office blockbuster.
Actor who got the part: Jacqueline Bisset
Petula was the first choice for this Elvis Presley musical, but she quickly turned the movie.
Actor who got the part: Suzanna Leigh
Being a singer as well as an actress, Petula was first choice for the role of Nonie, the pop singer but turned it down, calling the script "tacky and daft."
Actor who got the part: Carol Lynley
Petula Clark was considered for the role of Susan.
Actor who got the part: Nancy Sinatra
Petula Clark turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Moira Lister
Was seriously considered to play self-destructive megatalent "Neely O'Hara," a character based in part on Judy Garland.
Actor who got the part: Patty Duke
Did you know that Petula Clark was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)