Virginia Lindley had a very short lived career in Hollywood, with only one staring role in a film. Most of her career she was relegated to minor parts in films like Dragonwyck (1946) and DOA (1949). Her only staring role was as the plucky reporter sidekick in Republic's The Black Widow (1947), helping Bruce Edwards hunt down the villainous Carol Forman.
Her other film work includes small parts in Parole, Inc. (1948) and The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950), as well as bit parts in Royal Wedding (1951) and Singing in the Rain (1952). Her TV work was a little better, appearing on City Detective, Annie Oakley, and the recurring role of Aggie Filene on Death Valley Days.