Originated the role of "Lilli Vanessi" in the original Broadway production of Cole Porter
's "Kiss Me Kate" (1948). Reprised the role in the 1951 London production, a 1959 television adaptation (costarring original cast member Alfred Drake
, and a 1965 revival.
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I used to think every night before I went on stage, a lot of people think of the audience as one mass, but it's not -- it's all individual people. And that's why I love the theatere... And I always feel that if in some way you can touch somebody, either touch them emotionally, or if it's a young person who wants to be an actor, touch them so he or she, too, wants to be an actor...it's so ...
She has the distinction of being the last villain encountered by Sherlock Holmes in the classic Universal series.
Her long hair
The Fire and Ice Girl