Most famous for her nearly two-decade portrayal of Darla Einstein-Forrester on the popular CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, she also appeared in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, General Hospital, and Night Court.
Before beginning her acting career, she was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines; a Los Angeles-based fashion model; and an NFL cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks.
An occasional singer and acrobatic performer, she contributed to The Bold and the Beautiful Christmas album and was featured in the television special Circus of the Stars.
In late 2003, she and her Bold and the Beautiful castmate Mick Cain welcomed a child named Haven Jude Cain.
She played the mother of Zachary Ty Bryan 's character in the 1995 Disney movie Magic Island.