James Robertson Justice played her father in both Stop Press Girl (1949) and in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
Adopted the two sons of Richard Adler after the death of his first wife in 1964. Son Christopher Adler was Broadway director and lyricist who died from AIDS in 1984 at age 30. Older son Andrew Hart Adler is an artist who apprenticed under Willem de Kooning.
As a thank you at the end of filming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) she gave wardrobe mistress Wyn Keely a solid gold bracelet charm in the shape of the car.
In 1990 she debuted her one-woman show, "From This Moment On", at the Edinburgh Festival and at a benefit for the Long Island AIDS Association at the John Drew Theatre in Easthampton, New York.
Naturalized U.S. citizen.
Often appeared on television and on the musical stage in the 1960s and the 1970s with actors/singers Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt.
Replaced Julie Andrews in the Broadway version of My Fair Lady at a higher salary than Andrews.
Sister of Peter Howes
Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as best actress (musical) for a revival of Brigadoon.