Cindy Carol (born October 11, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. She was credited as Carol Sydes before her starring role as Gidget in Gidget goes to Rome (1963).
Her first recorded role was as an uncredited schoolgirl in Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955).
Under the name of Carol Sydes, she made a guest appearance in an episode of Medic that same year. This was followed by guest appearances in seven episodes of Leave It to Beaver in the years 1957-1960, four of them in the role of Alma Hanson, the other three (one uncredited) in various other roles. Following a single guest appearance in My Three Sons in 1961, in 1962 she played the roles of Betty in the film Cape Fear and Binkie Massey in the television series The New Loretta Young Show.
In 1963, taking the new stage name of Cindy Carol, she starred as the second blonde Gidget in the third and final Gidget film Gidget goes to Rome. The role had been played by Sandra Dee and Deborah Walley in the two previous films.
Dear Brigitte is a 1965 family-comedy starring James Stewart and directed by Henry Koster. Stewart stars as a college professor of a genius son, the precocious Erasmus (Bill Mumy). After using his skills for gambling at the horse track, Erasmus becomes infatuated with model and actress Brigitte Bardot (who plays herself in the film). Through his love letters, Erasmus is invited to France, and Stewart follows along. ..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059094