Born on August 26th, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. She majored in picture and theatre arts at UCLA for three years. In the mid 1950s, she was cast as the White Rain Girl in commercials on her trip to New York. She debuted in her first movie, Short Cut to Hell in 1957. She also played as the rival of Allison Hayes' in the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman in 1958, and Bruno VeSota's wife in Attach of the Giant Leeches in 1959. She did many other movies then later on appeared in the 1963 Hud, in What's the Matter with Helen in 1971 and in the TV movie The Dead Don't Die in 1975.
In 1953, she married Don Prell who she divorced by 1957. Her second marriage was in 1959 to Leonard Burns but resulted in a divorce in 1961 and her third marriage was to Tom Howland from 1967 to 1969. She never had any children and never remarried after Howland, however, she had a long term relationship with Jim Hutton.
Mummified body was found on April 27, 2011. The body was kept in a dry condition with a small heater and piled under a stack of mail. A window was also found broken.
University of California for journalism but changed major to drama. She then majored in picture and theatre arts at UCLA for three years.
The date of her death is unknown however it was concluded that she may have been dead for over a year before the discovery of her mummified body. No signs of foul play and after an autopsy it was ruled by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner that the death was due to heart failure due to coronary artery disease.