She became known as the Queen of B's because she starred in a large number of horror and low-budget films.
She studied stage acting under Maria Ouspenskaya, legend of the Russian and American stage.
She was nominated to be named one of American Film Institute's greatest American screen legends of the last 100 years.
She was born and raised in Marysvale, Utah.
She starred in director Stanley Kubrick's heist movie, The Killing, as the scheming wife of her henpecked husband.