Born Paula Ragusa, 4 March 1938, San Antonio Texas.
Discovered in 1958 by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois).
Cast in the comic role of wisecracking but chaste tomboy “Tuggle Carpenter” in Where the Boys Are (1960).
First of five film opposite Jim Hutton (1934 – 79) as MGM’s tallest couple.
Appeared in the thematic sequel Follow the Boys (1963) as Toni Denham.
Married to comic actor Richard Benjamin (born 1938) since 1961.