Before Veda became a model, she hoped to become a cartoonist.
Father, Swedish immigrant Gottfried Borg, was a painter and decorator.
Mother of unit manager Mary McLaglen, assistant director/co-producer Josh McLaglen, and Andrew Victor McLaglen II (born August 3, 1954 - died (in Maui, Hawaii) January 16, 2006).
Mother, nee Minna Noble, was a secretary before marriage.
She met second husband Andrew V. McLaglen in 1945 when appearing with his father Victor McLaglen in Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945).