Studied to become a painter
Joined an acting repertory company
Feature acting debut, a one line bit part as a student in the British comedy "Bachelor of Hearts"
Debut in starring role, "Black Sunday/Mask of Satan/La Maschera Del Demonio", an Italian film about witchcraft; first horror role; directorial debut for Mario Bava (released in US in 1961)
US film debut, Roger Corman's "The Pit and the Pendulum"; voice dubbed by another actress
Answered an open casting call and won a role in Federico Fellini's "8 1/2"; played the small but memorable role of mistress of one of the protagonist's friends; Fellini reportedly wanted her for more scenes but she was committed to leaving Rome for a starring role in "The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock"; one of the rare early films in which her voice was not dubbed
Acted in Volker Schlondorff's "Young Torless", a French-West German co-production; played what was reportedly her favorite film role--a prostitute visited by a boarding school student
US TV acting debut, "Honeymoon With a Stranger", an ABC mystery TV-movie
Starred as a sadistic, repressed lesbian warden in Jonathan Demme's directorial debut "Caged Heat", a slightly superior exploitation flick
Played a small memorable role in "They Came From Within/Shivers/Frissons", an early horror feature from Canadian writer-director David Cronenberg
Rare mainstream Hollywood supporting role in "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"; most of her footage was cut from the final version of the film
Played one of the New Orleans prostitutes in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby"
Played Dr. Mengers, a military officer, in Joe Dante's "Piranha" (scripted by John Sayles)
Last film role, "Silent Scream"; played mute family member kept in attic
Retired from features after the death of her ex-husband, screenwriter James Poe
US TV producing debut, served as an associate producer on the hugely successful ABC epic miniseries "The Winds of War" (also acted); first collaboration with producer-writer-director Dan Curtis
Served as producer of the epic sequel miniseries "War and Remembrance" (also acted)
Starred as Dr. Julia Hoffman on Dan Curtis' NBC miniseries revival of the 1960s ABC supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows"
Reprised the role of Julia Hoffman for the short-lived series revival of "Dark Shadows"