Denise Nickerson is a former child actress and former singer best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
She is also known for her roles as Allison on The Electric Company and Amy Jennings and Nora Collins in the soap opera Dark Shadows. Upon leaving Dark Shadows, she appeared in the 1971 tv movie The Neon Ceiling. Denise was the creator of the role of Liza Walton on the CBS soap, Search for Tomorrow, and remained on the series until they decided to age the character. When Nickerson turned 21 in 1978, she opted to quit acting at the time. Since then she has appeared on an episode of To Tell the Truth.