Best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1958 film Vertigo. Her other major films include The Man with the Golden Arm and The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders.
She worked as a dental assistant, a sales clerk, and an elevator operator.
Her role in the 1955 film Picnic earned her a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
She married Dr. Robert Malloy in March 1976.
She stars opposite James Stewart in the 1958 films Vertigo and Bell Book and Candle.