From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Virginia Mayo (November 30, 1920 – January 17, 2005) was an American film actress. After a short career in vaudeville, Mayo progressed to films and during the 1940s established herself as a supporting player in such films as The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and White Heat (1949). She worked extensively during the 1950s, but after this her appearances were fewer. She worked occasionally until her final performance in 1997. Description above from the Wikipedia article Virginia Mayo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.