Susan Saint James is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California to a Connecticut family, Saint James was raised in Rockford, Illinois where she began modeling as a teenager. During this time, she attended the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois. She later attended the Connecticut College for Women. Saint James became a household name at the age of 22, starring as an editorial assistant, Peggy Maxwell, on The Name of the Game. Then came starring roles as Rock Hudson's younger supportive wife, Sally McMillan, in a popular 1970s crime drama, McMillan & Wife, and as Jane Curtin's childhood friend, Kate McArdle, in a 1980s sitcom, Kate & Allie.
At 20, she moved to California where she began her acting career. Among her early television appearances were two episodes of the first season of Ironside. She also had a supporting role in the sequel to The Trouble with Angels: Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows. From 1968 to 1971, she had a regular part in the series The Name of the Game, winning an Emmy Award for her role in 1969. At the same time she had a recurring role as Chuck, Alexander Mundy's fellow thief and "friend with benefits" in four episodes of the series It Takes a Thief. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Alias Smith and Jones. From 1971 until 1976, she played Sally McMillan opposite Rock Hudson in the series McMillan & Wife and received four Emmy Award nominations.