Veteran actress who appeared in many notable 1950s films, including When Worlds Collide and It Came From Outer Space.
She performed at the Pasadena Playhouse while a student at UCSB.
Her daughter Claudia Cowan reported for the Fox News television channel.
Married Jeffrey Hunter in 1950; the couple had son Christopher.
She appeared alongside Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack as the villainess Marian Stevens in Robin and the Seven Hoods.