Had homes in Toronto, Paris, and summer home in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada.
Had no children.
Spoke Russian, French, English, and some Italian.
Suffered from congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease.
When she and her family escaped from Russia, her birth papers were left behind and never recovered. Her counterfeit papers were later confiscated.
Won an Oscar for playing Madame Hortense in Zorba the Greek (1964), and 20 years later won a Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for playing the same role in the Broadway production of "Zorba" (1964 Oscar/1984 Tony).