Actress. Best known for playing Violet in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." A child actress whose career spanned from the late 1960s to 1978 when she left acting at age 21 and worked as a receptionist and accountant in a doctor's office. She appeared on the 1960's television series "The Doctors" and an unsold television pilot opposite Bill Bixby, "Rome Sweet Rome." She got her big break in 1968 when she was cast in the recurring roles of Amy Jennings and Nora Collins on ABC's soap opera "Dark Shadows." Her next role was her most memorable one as Violet, the spoiled gum chewing rich girl opposite Gene Wilder in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." She guest starred on a number of television series such as "Flipper," "Search for Tomorrow," "The Brady Bunch," and "The Magical World of Disney; and three made for television movies, "The Neon Ceiling," "The Man Who Could Talk to Kids," and "If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?" Although she is best remembered as Violet, her most successful role was that of Allison which she played in 130 episodes of the PBS television series "The Electric Company" from 1972 - 1973. Her last role was in the 1978 movie "Zero to Sixty" with Larry Wilder. She would later appear in two documentaries, the 1996 "Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute," and "Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" in 2001. She also appeared in single episodes of the television series "After They Were Famous" in 2003 and "Beyond the Marquee" in 2012.
Bio by: Apollymi