She was largely home schooled, but did attend Bryn Mawr College.
She was nearly decapitated by an airplane propeller when she was trying to avoid the press at an airport.
A leading contender for Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, she later served as Maid of Honor at Vivien Leigh's wedding to Laurence Olivier.
After a scene in which her character fell into a Venetian canal, she developed a permanent eye infection from the contaminated water.
She had a fear of fire.
She was a natural redhead.
She often wore slacks instead of dresses, decades before it became fashionable for women to do so.