Remembered best for her role as Countess Marie Duvarre in the 1954 American Western movie Vera Cruz, this French-born actress also appeared during the 1950s in Flame of Calcutta, Westward the Women, and Tarzan and the Slave Girl.
Before beginning her acting career in the United States, she received a college education in her native France and also performed on the Parisian cabaret scene.
She acted and sang in the 1950 Broadway production of Pardon Our French.
Her three marriages -- to Peter Crosby, Richard Vance, and George Simpson, Jr. -- resulted in a total of two children (Craig and Chris).
She and Esther Williams were both in the cast of the 1953 musical movie Dangerous When Wet.