Virginia Leith

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Virginia Leith
Virginia Leith in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Born (1932-10-15) October 15, 1932 (age 84)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953–1983
Spouse(s) Donald Harron (1960–1968, divorced)

Virginia Leith (born October 15, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio)[citation needed] is an American film and television actress.

Leith starred in a few films, with her most productive period coming in the 1950s. Her debut in 1953 was also the first film directed by Stanley Kubrick, a self-financed art house film, Fear and Desire. She signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox in 1954 and had leading roles in films such as On the Threshold of Space, Toward the Unknown, Violent Saturday and opposite Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward in the crime drama A Kiss Before Dying.

She left show business following her 1960 marriage to actor Donald Harron. After her divorce from Harron, in the 1970s Leith renewed her career and appeared in a few films and on television shows, including Starsky and Hutch, Barnaby Jones, and Baretta. She left the screen again in the early 1980s.[1] Her most recognizable role may have been that of a decapitated woman whose head is kept alive in The Brain that Wouldn't Die.

Personal life[edit]

She was involved with actor Jeffrey Hunter during his divorce in 1955. She dated actor Marlon Brando in 1956.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Virginia Leith at Brian's Drive-In Theater.
  2. ^ Virginia Leith profile,; accessed March 13, 2014.

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