Dated Clark Gable, John Payne and Ross Hunter during her heyday. She ended up marrying a non-professional, Leo Fred, Assistant Dean of Medicine at UCLA.
Her father emigrated from Vienna, Austria. Her mother was of Swedish heritage.
In the late 1940s, made a television commercial for Lustre Creme's shampoo campaign.
Was supposed to play the female lead in the film noir classic The Killers (1946) with Burt Lancaster but filming Lady in the Lake (1947) became too long and involved so she couldn't do the part. Instead MGM took a chance on Ava Gardner in the role and, of course, she became a star.