Her acting career began in teen flicks such as Where the Boys Are. She also starred in the iconic science fiction film The Time Machine.
Her legendary beauty came from her French-Mexican heritage.
She played Weena in H.G. Wells film adaptation of The Time Machine.
She married Stanley Donen in 1972, and the couple split in 1985. She then married Howard Ruby in 1986.
In 1957, she was one of the four finalists for a beauty competition judged by Elvis Presley.