American actress who played the popular role of Little Maria in the 1931 horror film Frankenstein. She was also in Destry Rides Again and Show Boat.
She was adopted as an infant and her adoptive mother had her appear in the film Rin Tin Tin as a baby.
She has said that her adoptive mother made her act as a child due to her own failed success as an actress.
She was married twice and had a son.
She co-starred with Boris Karloff in the 1931 film Frankenstein.