She was crowned Miss Kansas in 1948 and was the third runner-up in the Miss America pageant in 1951.
She appeared in three episodes of the TV mystery series Murder She Wrote.
She was married to Bob Miles from 1948 to 1954, Gordon Scott from 1954 to 1959 and Keith Larsen from 1960 to 1971. She has four children named Debra, Kelley, Michael and Erik.
She played a small role in a 1951 musical production of Two Tickets to Broadway, which starred Janet Leigh. She then played Leigh's on-screen sister in Psycho.