She required meticulous facial reconstructive surgery that required wiring her mouth shut and putting her on a liquid diet. Retrieved November 28, Her career continued with successful films throughout the late s and into the s. I was very flattered by the sex-kitten thing because I never thought of myself as that. On August 19,she suffered three broken ribs and a fractured shoulder when she was thrown off a motorcycle she was driving in rural Minnesota.
She and Smith were married from May 8, until his death on June 4,
Retrieved November 8, She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in My Story in which she publicly acknowledged her battle with and ongoing recovery from alcoholism. The Story of an American Family. For outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.