Her godfather and future stage-namesake was the Scottish novelist-playwright Sir J.M. Barrie, in whose play "Peter Pan" was a character called Wendy.
Her trademark sign-off on her daytime TV show, "Picture This" (1948), was "Be a good bunny".
In 1950, performed as a substitute for Jean Arthur in "Peter Pan", along with Boris Karloff, at the Imperial Theatre, New York City.
Perhaps best remembered for her portrayal of Jane Seymour (Royal Wife No. 3) in Alexander Korda's The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933).
Was once engaged to marry gangster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel.