Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones) was an American actress and child model known for her roles in the films Blue Denim (1959) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in Manhattan, to an Irish father and New Englander mother. She began her career as a child model before taking up acting. She won the Theatre World Award as "one of the most promising personalities for 1956-57" for her performance in The Potting Shed. She started her film career in 1958 with the Disney film The Light in the Forest followed by Holiday for Lovers (1959) and Blue Denim (1959). In 1959, Lynley was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film The Light in the Forest. In 1960 she was again nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film Blue Denim.