- Was discovered modeling in the tea room of Goldsmith's Department Store in Memphis, Tennessee, by a press agent from United Artists.
- Made her film debut in the 1959 musical Say One for Me starring Debbie Reynolds and Bing Crosby.
- Was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1960, and was included in Playboy magazine's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, as number 27.
- Starred in an all-female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple at Stage West Mississauga opposite Sandy Dennis.
- Was awarded the Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award in 2005 for her contributions to the Western genre.
- 1960, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner
- Dovey Estelle Caro — Mother
- Thomas Ellett Eggleston — Father
- Andrew Stevens — Son
- Skip Ward — Ex-significant Other
- Bob Kulick — Significant Other
- Noble Herman Stephens — Ex-husband
- Attended Memphis State College, Memphis, Tennessee, United States