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Juliet Mills, circa 1974
Juliet Maryon Mills
21 November 1941
|Education||Elmhurst Ballet School|
Russell Alquist Jr. (m. 1961–1964)
Michael Miklenda (m. 1975–1980)
Maxwell Caulfield (m. 1980)
|Parent(s)||Sir John Mills
Mary Hayley Bell
|Relatives||Hayley Mills (sister)|
Juliet Maryon Mills (born 21 November 1941) is a British and American actress. She is the daughter of actor Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell and the eldest of three siblings; her younger siblings are actress Hayley Mills and director Jonathan Mills.
Mills began her career as a child actress and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960. She progressed to film work and then to television, playing the lead role on the sitcom Nanny and the Professor in 1970–71. She received Golden Globe Award nominations for her work in this series in 1972.
She won an Emmy Award for her performance in the television miniseries QB VII (1974).
From 1999 until 2008, she had a role on the daytime drama series Passions, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. From 28 May 2015, Mills toured Australia with her husband Maxwell Caulfield and her sister Hayley Mills in the comedy Legends!.
Early life and career
Mills was born in London during World War II (1941), though her parents, actor Sir John Mills and playwright Mary Hayley Bell, soon moved the family to the country to be away from the German Luftwaffe raids.
Because of her parents' fame, Mills grew up surrounded by famous actors, including Rex Harrison, David Niven and Marlon Brando. Her godmother was actress Vivien Leigh, and her godfather was playwright Noël Coward. She attended the Elmhurst Ballet School, in Camberley, Surrey.
As a child, Mills appeared as an extra in various films. Her first major role came in 1958, when she was 16. In the 1960s, she would act both in films and on television, including the film, The Rare Breed with James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara, and on television series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ben Casey and 12 O'Clock High. The 1970s saw her working mostly in television.
She is perhaps best known for starring on the American television series Nanny and the Professor, which was called an American version of Mary Poppins. She played Phoebe Figalilly, a nanny with magical powers. Despite strong ratings, the series ran only two seasons, in 1970 and 1971. When it moved from a time-slot near The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch, two hugely successful sitcoms, to a different night of the week, ratings fell eventually leading to its cancellation.
Mills has been married three times and has two children, she became a naturalised United States citizen on 10 October 1975.
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