Jacqueline Sue Scott was an American actress.
She was born in Sikeston, Missouri, and spent a good part of her childhood moving from town to town following her father, who worked for the state purchasing right-of-way for roads. She attended 15 grade schools before settling down in Neosho, Missouri, where she graduated from Neosho High School in 1949. She then went to New York and attended Hunter College. At age three, she won a tap dancing contest, which led her to pursue a show business career. Her initial experience on stage came when she traveled with a tent show in Missouri. As training, she saw every movie she could, learning how to mouth the actors' lines. Eventually, she moved to St. Louis, where she worked for a small theatre company, and soon afterwards, left for New York City to begin her career. There, she studied with Uta Hagen. On Broadway, she portrayed Susan Dennison in The Wooden Dish and Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind. Scott made her movie debut in William Castle's Macabre. During production of Macabre, she met Gene Lesser, and they were married a few months later.