Actress best known for starring as Melanie Daniels in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds. She also starred as the title character in Hitchcock's 1964 film Marnie and played leading roles in the films A Countess from Hong Kong and The Harrad Experiment.
She participated in department store fashion shows as a teenager.
She played Mary Jane Hutchinson in the 2004 David O. Russell film I Heart Huckabees.
She was married to Peter Griffith from 1952 to 1961 and she is the mother of fellow actress Melanie Griffith. She was also married to Noel Marshall from 1964 to 1982 and Luis Barrenechea from 1985 to 1995.
She co-starred with Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren in the 1967 British comedy A Countess from Hong Kong, directed by Charlie Chaplin.