Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams; October 17, 1926) is an American film and television actress, sometimes credited as Julia Adams or Betty Adams.
A part-time secretary and actress raised in Arkansas, she began her film career in B-movie westerns.
She used her real name, Betty Adams, until 1949 when she began working for Universal Pictures. She then became Julia and eventually Julie Adams. Her first movie role was a minor part in Red, Hot and Blue (1949), followed by a leading role in the Lippert western The Dalton Gang (1949). Adams was featured as the bathing beauty Kay Lawrence in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Later in her career, she played guest starring roles for television, including Maverick, The Man and the Challenge, and as real estate agent "Eve Simpson" on Murder, She Wrote.
Julie Adams was married to screenwriter Leonard Stern from 1951 to 1953. She then married actor/director Ray Danton from 1954 until 1981; they had two sons: Steven Danton, an assistant director, and Mitchell Danton, an editor.