One of the most famous Ford Models of the 1970s, she was photographed for the covers of such fashion magazines as Mademoiselle and Cosmopolitan and appeared in advertising campaigns for Hermes, Clairol, and Chanel, among other brands. Also an actress, she appeared in episodes of such popular series as Three's Company and The Dukes of Hazzard.
After briefly studying at Temple University, she traveled to Italy and earned degrees in art and psychology from the University of Florence.
A licensed pilot and aerobat, she owned a German, 1936-model biplane. Also an artist and writer, she displayed her paintings and sculptures in numerous Los Angeles galleries and published a book titled Move Over Tarzan.
Born Lois Aurino, she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died at the age of forty-seven after over-dosing on sleeping pills in her Rio de Janeiro hotel room.
She appeared in the 1985, Carl Reiner-directed comedy movie Summer Rental.