Julie Dawn Cole is an English television, film and stage actress who has been active for some 40 years. She began as a child performer in what remains her best-remembered film, 1971's Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factoryplaying the spoiled Veruca Salt. She had the longest acting career of the children in the 1971 film, and got married with two children. Cole says she is nothing like her character Veruca Salt, but has admitted that when her children have acted out of line, she has occasionally used the line "Is that so, Veruca?" making reference to her most famous character.