Millie Perkins (born May 12, 1938 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American film and television actress.
She grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and began her career as a model. However, in 1959 with much fanfare she was selected to appear in her first film, as the star of The Diary of Anne Frank. She was then signed to appear in the 1961 Elvis Presley film, Wild in the Country, in which she played the girlfriend of Presley's character. For a short time she was one of the bright young stars of Hollywood but left film-making in the latter part of the 1960s, returning only several years later.
On 15th April 1960 she married actor Dean Stockwell, but they divorced on 30th July 1962. She later married the writer and director Robert Thom, who wrote the script for the popular 1968 movie Wild in the Streets, in which she appeared (Thom died in 1979).
In 1986 Perkins costarred as Sean Penn's mother in the fact-based film At Close Range which starred Christopher Walken. She also played the mother of Charlie Sheen's character in the 1987 movie Wall Street.
She has worked on a variety of television shows, including seven episodes of Knots Landing (over the period 1983-1990) and four episodes of Any Day Now (from 1998-2002).
Perkins continues to perform both in film and on television.