Angela was born in Cheshire, England and moved to Los Angeles, California with her family when she was three years old. She quickly began working as a child fashion model and by the time she was four, she was well known among top photographers and appeared on numerous magazine covers and advertisements. At the age of three, she had played Paul Newman's daughter and worked with Rock Hudson and Sidney Poitier.
At the age of four Danny Thomas signed Angela to play his daughter Linda Williams on the hit television series Make Room for Daddy, later called The Danny Thomas Show. When the show ended after seven years, Angela was cast as Brigitta von Trapp in the legendary film The Sound of Music. That was followed by the role of Penny Robinson in Lost in Space, an iconic television show that ran for three years. In celebration of the Lost In Space 50th Anniversary, Angela and Bill Mumy collaborated on a book Lost (and Found) In Space, a pictorial memoir of their unique experiences while filming the show. The release coincided with the Lost In Space BluRay released in 2015.
Continuing to pursue her lifelong passion for art and photography, Angela authored three art books which explores her hand-painted photography and her unique mixed media techniques. Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive is Angela’s award winning coffee table book released in 2014 that offers an exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox Studio archives.
Angela continues to write articles on photo.art and altered art techniques and she self publishes Pasticcio Quartz a Quality ART Zine published yearly. She has also pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her art.ography on natural, easy to wear art.wear and accessories.
Angela travels the world with Craftours teaching her art techniques and leads a special trip to Salzburg, Austria sharing her firsthand Sound of Music experiences.