Daughter of Lee Strasberg and stage actress Paula Strasberg. Mother of one child - daughter, Jennifer, with ex-husband Christopher Jones.
Had a passionate affair with co-star Richard Burton while appearing in the hit Broadway play "Time Remembered" by Jean Anouilh in 1957-58. The affair was encouraged by her mother, acting coach Paula Strasberg, on the grounds that making love to a great actor would be good for her. Co-star Helen Hayes heartily disapproved of the affair. Strasberg and Burton never appeared in a film together though she did appear with Hayes on television in "Play of the Week: The Cherry Orchard (#1.12)" (1959) by Anton Chekhov.
In her early teens, she made her stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Maya." She auditioned for the part when actress Jo Van Fleet, a member of the cast and friend of her famous parents, mentioned that the director was still looking for an ingenue.
Longtime friend of Nancy Atchison-Aylesworth.
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993
Older sister of John Strasberg.
Originated the role of Anne Frank in the original 1955 Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank". Of the opening night cast members, only Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber as Anne Frank's parents and Lou Jacobi as Mr. Van Daan also appeared in George Stevens' 1959 film.
Stepdaughter of Anna Strasberg.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1956 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Diary of Anne Frank."