Millie continued: “My life seemed very normal to me – even though I was only 17, I took fame in its stride. What helped was that I had a good manager in Chris, who looked after me like a father wherever I went.”
She retired from the spotlight in 1970, “because it was the end of the dream and it felt like the right time”, and in 1984 she welcomed her daughter.
Speaking of her retirement, Millie said: “I’ve been happy living a quiet life, sleeping and dreaming and meditating”.
“I enjoy cooking – anything with chicken, pork and fish with rice – and watching documentaries. I’ve got five beautiful cats, too,” she added.