Appeared on the stage at London's Price of Wales Theatre as one of the lead roles in "Come Blow Your Horn" while busily filming The Girl Hunters (1963). The film's co-star, Mickey Spillane, became a family friend as a result of the shoot.
She had appeared at the London Palladium three times, once when she was 17 and performing in a pantomime, and then in the early 1960s at two annual Royal Variety Performance galas that included Nat 'King' Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope and Maurice Chevalier. When in 2008 she appeared again, this time to celebrate the new James Bond film phenomenon, she received a standing ovation.
Became pregnant during the filming of Carry on Nurse (1959).
Possibly most recognized because of her role in Goldfinger (1964), her character was killed only 16 minutes into the movie.
Contrary to Hollywood folklore, she did not test for the part of Emma Peel in The Avengers (1961) when it was found that Elizabeth Shepherd was unsuitable for the part. The part eventually went to Diana Rigg.