Some of her films include Reign of Terror and Three Little Words, but she made most of her money in the cosmetics business. She was featured in the 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.
She performed in local drama groups and modeled for department stores.
She became an MGM leading lady and promoted her own line of cosmetics.
She was married to Lex Barker from 1951 to 1952. In 1984, she married her sixth husband, Marc Rosen. She has a total of three children.
Her ex-husband Lex Barker later married actress Lana Turner.