Carol Lynley

Actor, Model
A blonde, ethereal, eternal ingenue, Carol Lynley has been acting since she was a teenager and is perhaps best recalled as the mother whose son is kidnapped in Otto Preminger's dreary "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965), and ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1942 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Drowning on Dry Land 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Natalie Wood: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Spirits 1991 (Movie)

Sister Jillian (Actor)

Howling VI - The Freaks 1990 (Movie)

Miss Eddington (Actor)

Blackout 1989 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Dark Tower 1988 (Movie)

Tilly Ambrose (Actor)

The Fashion Report 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Vigilante 1983 (Movie)

DA Fletcher (Actor)

Judgment Day 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Balboa 1981 (Movie)

Erin Blakely (Actor)

The Best of Friends 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Willow B: Women in Prison 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Cops and Robin 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Having Babies II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cat and the Canary 1978 (Movie)

Annabelle West (Actor)

The Shape of Things to Come 1978 (Movie)

Niki (Actor)

Bad Georgia Road 1976 (Movie)

Molly Golden (Actor)

The Four Deuces 1975 (Movie)

Wendy Rittenhouse - the Girlfriend (Actor)

The Elevator 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Evil Touch 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Stalker 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Poseidon Adventure 1972 (Movie)

Nonnie Parry (Actor)

Beware the Blob 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Immortal 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Immortal 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Danger Route 1966 (Movie)

Jocelyn (Actor)

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

Jean Harlow (Actor)

Bunny Lake Is Missing 1964 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Shock Treatment 1963 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

The Cardinal 1963 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

The Pleasure Seekers 1963 (Movie)

Maggie Williams (Actor)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

Miriam Caswell (Actor)

Under the Yum Yum Tree 1962 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

DuPont Show of the Month 1957 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

Allison MacKenzie (Actor)

The Last Sunset 1961 (Movie)

Missy Breckenridge (Actor)

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

Janet Willard (Actor)

Holiday For Lovers 1958 (Movie)

Betsy Dean (Actor)

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

Dony (Actor)

The Light in the Forest 1958 (Movie)

Shenandoe (Actor)

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Birth of the Blues (Movie)

Aunt Phoebe Cobb (Actor)

Death Stalk (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

Flood! (TV Show)

Actor

Honeymoon in Bali (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

If It's a Man, Hang Up (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (Movie)

Europena Wiggs (Actor)

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Smugglers (TV Show)

Actor

Weekend of Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A blonde, ethereal, eternal ingenue, Carol Lynley has been acting since she was a teenager and is perhaps best recalled as the mother whose son is kidnapped in Otto Preminger's dreary "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965), and as the pop singer who survives "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).

Relationships

Cyril Jones

Father

Frances Fuller Felch

Mother

David Frost

Companion
had 18-year off-again, on-again relationship with Lynley

Michael Selsman

Husband
married in 1960 divorced in 1964

Jill Selsman

Daughter
once worked for Interview born in 1962 father, Michael Selsman

Milestones

1992

Played nun in "Spirits" with Erik Estrada

1990

Returned to NYC stage to appear in off-Broadway production of "The Seagull"

1977

Guested in TV-movie pilot of "Fantasy Island"

1974

Last NYC stage appearance for more than a decade, replaced Sandy Dennis in "Absurd Person Singular"

1972

Was one of the survivors of "The Poseiden Adventure"

1968

Made TV-movie debut, "Shadow on the Land" (NBC)

1965

Played "Harlow" in one of two film versions released that year

1965

Had one of her best screen roles in Otto Preminger's "Bunny Lake Is Missing"

1959

Had starring role in "Blue Denim"

1958

Feature acting debut, "Light in the Forest"

1957

Appeared on Broadway in "The Potting Shed"

1956

Began work in TV with episode of "Goodyear Playhouse"

1954

Broadway debut in "The Anniversary Waltz"

1952

Worked as a child model

Had first regular series with "The Immortal" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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Lynley posed for a PLAYBOY photo spread in 1965.

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