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