June Mansfield, also known as June Edith Smith, June Miller
June Miller June met Henry Miller in 1923 when she worked as a taxi dancer on broadway in New York and Miller was employed as personnel manager of Western Union. After Miller divorced his first wife, Beatrice Wickens, a pianist and piano teacher, he married June, in 1924, and left his job to devote himself fully to writing, while June developed various schemes to support them. In 1928, the Millers embarked on a lengthy tour of Europe, which included France, Austria, Hungary and Germany. In 1930, Miller went back to Paris, without June, desperately poor but buoyed in spirit, a period he later recalled in Tropic of Cancer. When June arrived for a brief visit in 1931, Miller introduced her to Anais Nin, at Louveciennes, and the two women immediately fell under each other`s spell. The passionate involvement continued until June sailed for New York in the last week of January 1932. When June returned in October 1932, a complicated emotional struggle erupted. Miller, with the help of Nin and Alfred Perles, tried to escape to London, but ina final confrontation June asked for a divorce and left for New York, late in December 1932. The divorce came through in December 1934, via lawyers in Mexico, but June remained an obsessive riddle to Miller. June remarried and for some time was employed as a social worker in Queens, N.Y.