Raised in Beverly Hills; married at age 16; worked as fashion illustrator for seven years in Los Angeles from age 19
Began calling herself Theadora in her early 20s
Became a sketch artist for Dorothy Jeakins; worked for only a month
Film debut as costume designer, "Bonnie and Clyde"; earned first Academy Award nomination; hired for job when Jeakins turned it down and recommended her
Outfitted the flamboyant hippies of "I Love You, Alice B.Toklas"
Helped to define Steve McQueen's appealing no-frills masculinity with designs for "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair"; the latter also marked a reunion with star Faye Dunaway
Along with legendary Hollywood designer Edith Head, contributed costumes to the X-rated comedy "Myra Breckinridge"
Created the costumes for the musical "Mame," starring Lucille Ball
Received Oscar nomination for her period designs in "The Godfather, Part II"
Designed big band era costumes for Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York"
Was costume designer for the flashy film adaptation of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
Nominated for an Academy Award for "Peggy Sue Got Married"
Designed the elaborate over-the-top fashions for "Troop Beverly Hills"
Illustrated time span and economic divergence with costumes for the remake of "Stella," starring Bette Midler
Created Demi Moore's sexy ethereal wardrobe in "The Butcher's Wife"
Designed costumes for the releases "I'm Losing You" and "Goodbye Lover"
Received final film credit, designing costumes for the Paul Sorvino directed sports drama "That Championship Season"
Received the Costume Designer Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award
Featured in the PBS documentary "Masters of Production: The Hidden Art of Hollywood"
Appeared in the behind-the-scenes documentary "Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde'"