Best known as Vanessa Dale Sterling on the soap opera Love of Life, whom she played for 21 years.
She was a dancer on The Toast of the Town until an injury ended her dancing career.
She was the third actress to play the role of Vanessa Sterling and is the actress most-frequently identified with the role.
She married John Friedkin.
She was preceded in the role of Vanessa on Love of Life by Bonnie Bartlett.