- Began her career as a child model.
- Appeared in cereal commercials for Kellogg's.
- Played Violet Rutherford in Leave It to Beaver and gave Beaver his first kiss.
- Worked with Alfred Hitchcock in The Birds and brought him tea each afternoon on the set at 4:30pm.
- Won a regional Emmy (L.A.) at age 15 for Tell Me Not in Mournful Numbers.
- Operates an interior-design business when not acting.
- Sister is Angela Cartwright of Lost in Space fame.
- 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Dakota Compton — Son
- Clive Christie — Brother
- Richard Compton — Husband (deceased)
- Rosemary Christie — Mother
- Frank St. John Christie — Father
- Angela Cartwright — Sister
- Birth Place: Bristol, England
- Profession: Actor
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