(born August 17 1929
in Erie, Pennsylvania
, United States
) is an American actress
. McCarthy was an original cast member of the soap opera The Young and the Restless
, starring as matriarch Liz Foster from 1973 to 1982. She reprised the role in 1984, 1995, 2003 and 2004.
McCarthy has also appeared in motion pictures as diverse as The Last American Virgin, The Distinguished Gentleman, The Frighteners, Starship Troopers and Ted Bundy.
She had a recurring role as Mila in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, appearing in the episodes "Improbable Cause", "The Dogs of War" and the final episode, "What You Leave Behind". McCarthy also had recurring roles in Paradise and Dark Shadows.
She married actor Michael Constantine in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 5 1953. They had 2 children together: Thea Eileen and Brendan Neil. The marriage ended in divorce in 1969.