James converted his story into a play that failed to be produced. He published the play in The Atlantic Monthly in 1883, and it shows many changes from the original story. In particular, a happy ending was inserted to please what James believed to be the preferences of theater-goers.
In the 1890s a short walking-skirt called the rainy daisy, supposedly named for Daisy Miller, was introduced.
A 1974 film adaptation, directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Cybill Shepherd as Daisy.
A rap adaptation of Daisy Miller appears on Heavy Jamal's album Shining Sky Lobster.