She won an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the 1930 film The Divorcee. Her roles in Romeo and Juliet and The Women bolstered her fame.
She won a beauty pageant when she was fourteen years old. In 1920, she moved from Canada to New York with her mother, Edith, and her sister, Athole.
She spent a lot of money on eye doctors to correct a muscular weakness that caused her eyes to cross.
She was married to
She was once the sister-in-law of director Howard Hawks, who married her sister Athole.