Dancer in the earliest experimental silent films who became a stage performer and popular television actress.
She was a dancer with the Denishawn studio in Hollywood, dancing in a number of dance concerts produced by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn.
After retiring from dance, she began a second career as a television actress, appearing in 14 episodes of Dragnet and six of Noah's Ark, among other shows.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she was adopted six months after by Charles and Eliza Powell, and brought to live in California.
She and Martha Graham performed a several numbers for a 1922 short film that tried to sync sound from a live orchestra to the dance and conductor on screen.