Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones on February 13, 1942 in New York City) is an American actress. She began her career as a model, under the name "Carolyn Lee". When she began her acting career, she discovered another actress had already registered the name, so she modified it.
Early on, she distinguished herself in both the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen versions of the controversial drama Blue Denim (1959), in which she and Brandon De Wilde have to deal with an unwanted pregnancy. Also in 1959, she was voted the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female".
Carol Lynley is also remembered for her roles in Hound-Dog Man, Return to Peyton Place, Under The Yum Yum Tree, Bunny Lake is Missing, Harlow, the original version of The Poseidon Adventure, and the pilot television movie for Fantasy Island.
She was romantically involved with talk show host David Frost for eighteen years.
Carol Lynley also posed nude for Playboy Magazine circa 1965.