Yvette Mimieux (born January 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is an actress with a French father and a Mexican mother. In 1960, she appeared in the teen movie, Where The Boys Are but probably her most famous role was in George Pal's 1960 motion picture version of H.G. Wells' novel, The Time Machine, co-starring Rod Taylor.
In it she played Weena, a member of the Eloi, who live in a seemingly tranquil paradise of an Earth of the far future, thousands of years after the 20th century. She befriends Taylor's character after he travels to this time, as he attempts to explain to her the importance of history and civilization, to which the other Eloi are indifferent.
Mimieux also co-starred in the first PG-rated Walt Disney Productions feature, The Black Hole. In 1984, she starred in Obsessive Love, a television movie about a female stalker, which she co-wrote and co-produced. Aside from her acting career, she is also an anthropologist and a real estate investor. She was married to the film director Stanley Donen from 1972 to 1985.