American actress well known for her breakthrough role opposite John Wayne in Rio Bravo. In 1960, she received a Golden Globe Award for New Star Actress of the Year. She also appeared in feature films such as Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pay It Forward, and Dressed to Kill.
She intended to become a writer after graduating from Immaculate Heart College.
She starred in the TV police drama series Police Woman from 1974 to 1978.
She was married to Gene Dickinson from 1952 to 1960 and Burt Bacharach from 1965 until 1981. She and Bacharach had a daughter named Lea.
She played Frank Sinatra's on-screen wife in the 1960 film Ocean's 11.